Chris McDonald

Chris McDonald

austin // TEXAS

Chris “Big Sexy” McDonald first came onto the professional racing scene in 2004. He was given the name “Big Sexy” by one of his coaches who was remarking on Chris’ large size for a triathlete. Since 2004, Chris has raced as a professional in 40 Ironmans with 20 podium and 32 top 10 finishes. Chris is one of a select group of elite athletes who carries the title of being a 6 time Ironman Champion.

Chris resides in Austin, Texas, and in the summer enjoys training in Boulder, Colorado. In his spare time, Chris loves to help athletes reach their potential with his coaching and spending quality time with his family and friends.


IM 70.3 Monterrey
IM 70.3 Galveston
IM Texas

I’ll have some races during the summer, but not sure which ones just yet.


Due to his passion for triathlon and his love of giving back to the sport, in 2013 Chris launched Team BSR-Big Sexy Racing. Team BSR is an elite amateur racing team comprised of members from all over the United States. Due to the overwhelming support and success of the team, in 2014 Chris expanded the team to 100 members, including a few from Canada, Mexico and the Southern Hemisphere. The goal of Team BSR is represent themselves and Team BSR sponsors, as well as to have a strong presence at the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships.