Melanie McQuaid selects Polar as Official Heart Rate Training Solution

Heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technology specialist Polar has confirmed that Melanie McQuaid, an accomplished triathlete with more than 40 major professional victories in the last 10 years, has chosen Polar USA as her official heart rate training solution and sponsor. McQuaid won the inaugural ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship and recently claimed victory at Ironman 70.3 California.

The versatile triathlete will now offer tips and explore the smart coaching benefits that heart rate training can offer – for elite athletes like herself, or recreational runners and age group multisport enthusiasts. In the coming months, McQuaid’s video series will be available on Racergirl Television, as well as via Polar’s YouTube channel.

McQuaid is also offering an exclusive giveaway of the Polar RCX5 in red. To be entered in the giveaway, fans can guess what McQuaid’s maximum heart rate was during the 2012 XTERRA East Championship in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, athletes can visit

“Whether I’m in the water, on the bike, on the road or at my computer, I’m looking for information that’s going to help me train smarter and get faster, and that’s why I’ve always relied on Polar training computers,” said McQuaid. “Now I’m upping my game with the RCX5, which listens to my body’s cues to optimize every training or racing scenario.”

“As a professional athlete, Melanie possesses unmatched athletic ability, competitive persistence and training intelligence which make her a natural match for the Polar brand,” said Herb Baer, President of Polar USA. “Whether a person is out to break a personal record like Melanie, lose weight, or create a more active lifestyle, our products can help them train smarter on the path to success.”


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