By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:03 BST, 21 October 2019 | Updated: 07:25 BST, 22 October 2019
Canadian transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon has defended her sprint title at the Masters Track Worlds for the second year running.
The 37-year-old won the gold medal in the 35-39 age category sprint at the Masters Track World Championships in Manchester in the UK on Saturday.
She became the first transgender athlete to win the title at last year's event in Los Angeles.
Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon (center) celebrates her gold medal on the podium with bronze medalist Kirsten Herup Sovang of Denmark and silver medalist Dawn Orwick (left) of the USA
McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy, beat American Dawn Orwick for this year's title.
She set a new master's world record in the 200m time trial with a