Brook Macdonald

I was always the one who wanted to win bad!

Brook Macdonald races during the Downhill event at Crankworx in Rotorua, New Zealand on March 13, 2016.
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Hi, my name is Brook Macdonald. My discipline is MTB downhill. I was born on 15 November 1991 in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. My philosophy of life is just enjoy life as much as you can because it only happens once. My favourite food is a roast meal – can’t beat that. My favourite music is a bit of everything... R&B, hip hop, house.


At the 2009 Junior World Championships in Canberra, New Zealand's Brook Macdonald stormed the hill to take the gold medal and make his first dent in the world of international mountain bike racing.

Racing since 2006, Brook is definitely on the up and up in the downhill scene and starting to make it big. In 2011, he scored two third place finishes on the UCI World Cup circuit in both Canada and on the famed Fort William track in Scotland. He also took the title at the iXS European Downhill Cup round in Todtnau. And it just keeps on getting better and better.

Riding for Trek World Racing Team, Brook's 2013 started as he meant to go on; the young Kiwi was again standing on the podium with a silver at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Downhill category at Fort William, UK. But after a season of promise, Brook had to retire early due to a shoulder injury and had to undergo surgery.

Having made a good recovery, Brook's sights are now set on bagging the overall UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but he's being careful not to get ahead of himself. "I'm definitely going to take it one race at a time because of my injury but I'm feeling pretty confident going into this season," says Brook. "One of my goals is to win overall but I'll just take it as it comes..."

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: Sea Otter Classic – Dual Slalom

      Monterey, USA

  2. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup – Downhill

      Fort William, UK

  3. 2012
    1. 1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series

      Val d’Isere, France

    2. 2nd Place: iXS European Downhill Cup

      Innerleithen, Scotland

    3. 3rd Place: iXS European Downhill Cup

      Leogang, Austria

  4. 2011
    1. 3rd Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

      Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

    2. 3rd Place: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

      Fort William, UK

    3. 1st Place: iXS European Downhill Cup

      Todtnau, Germany