Biography:

A newcomer to the senior national team, Tyler Mislawchuk splits his training base between Australia and Spain. In 2013 he won a silver medal at the Canada Games, where he was joined on Team Manitoba by his sister Madison, a rower. Mislawchuk began competing internationally in 2011 which included a trip to the ITU World Championship Grand Final in the junior division. He made his World Cup debut in 2013 on home soil in Edmonton. After competing in various Pan American Cup, Oceania Cup and European Cup events, Mislawchuk made his ITU World Triathlon Series debut in 2015. In just his third start on the elite circuit, he finished 10th at the London stop where he was the highest-ranked Canadian man. He also posted a 10th place finish at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and competed at the Grand Final as a senior for the first time. Mislawchuk achieved two more 10th place finishes in his first three World Triathlon Series starts in 2016 before making his Olympic debut in Rio, posting a top-15 result.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Fred and Eleanor Mislawchuk… Younger sister Madison… Getting into the Sport: Did his first triathlon at age 15… Started in the sport as cross-training for hockey and soccer… Had his dream of competing for Canada sparked by watching Simon Whitfield win silver at Beijing 2008… Outside Interests: Follows many sports leagues but the NHL is his favourite… Has completed two years at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Missy… Inspired by Simon Whitfield and Teemu Selanne… Relaxes before a race by watching mindless TV shows… Picks up souvenirs for his parents from each new country he visits… Favourite motto: “Never say never”…