Team Canada Brendan Green PyeongChang 2018

Brendan Green


Brendan Green helped make Canadian biathlon history in 2016 when he anchored the 4×7.5km relay team to bronze for Canada’s first ever relay medal at the world championships. Two years earlier, Green was a member of the Canadian biathlon team that produced numerous best-ever results at Sochi 2014. Among them was Green’s ninth-place finish in the 15km mass start.

He was also a member of the 4×7.5km relay team that finished seventh to improve upon the 10th place finish the squad had recorded four year earlier at Vancouver 2010 where Green made his Olympic debut. Green had qualified for Sochi 2014 despite undergoing two spinal surgeries the year prior.

The injury trouble began in July 2011 when he herniated a disk between the L5 and S1 vertebrae while doing weight work in the gym. He was able to compete on the 2011-12 World Cup circuit and finished the season as Canada’s top-ranked man. But pushing through the injury also hurt him and he was unable to compete at the 2012 World Championships. He underwent surgery in April but by August 2012 the disk had re-herniated, necessitating a second surgery. He spent the next year in rehab and returned to the World Cup circuit just three months before Sochi 2014. In January 2015 Green posted his career-best World Cup finish, placing fifth in the sprint in Antholz, Italy.

A little more about Brendan

Getting into the Sport: Started cross-country skiing at age three… After six years of just skiing, he decided to try biathlon… His oldest brother competed in biathlon at a high level and told stories from his races in Europe that made him realize he wanted to follow that path… First inspired to chase his Olympic dream when Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Games, even knowing it was a longshot for him to qualify for the home Games… Outside Interests: Passionate about coffee and makes high-quality espresso as a hobby… Does a lot of reading during the competitive season…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2010 VancouverBiathlonRelay 4x7.5km - Men10
2014 SochiBiathlonSprint 10km - Men23
2014 SochiBiathlonMass Start 15km - Men9
2014 SochiBiathlonIndividual 20km - Men21
2014 SochiBiathlonPursuit 12.5km - Men35
2014 SochiBiathlonRelay - Mixed11
2014 SochiBiathlonRelay 4x7.5km - Men7
2018 PyeongChangBiathlonIndividual 20km - Men22
2018 PyeongChangBiathlonSprint 10km - Men82
2018 PyeongChangBiathlonRelay - Mixed12
2018 PyeongChangBiathlonRelay 4x7.5km - Men11

Notable International Results

Olympic Winter Games: 2018 – 11th (4x7.5km relay), 82nd (10km sprint), 22nd (20km individual), 12th (mixed relay); 2014 – 7th (4x7.5km relay), 23rd (10km sprint), 9th (15km mass start), 21st (20km individual, 35th (12.5km pursuit), 11th (mixed relay); 2010 – 10th (4x7.5km relay)

IBU World Championships: 2017 – 86th (20 km individual), 38th (10km sprint), 52nd (12.5km pursuit), 33rd (mixed relay), 33rd (4x7.5km relay); 2016 – 47th (20 km individual), 35th (10km sprint), 33rd (12.5km pursuit), 11th (mixed relay), BRONZE (4x7.5km relay); 2015 – 21st (20 km individual), 21st (10km sprint), 16th (12.5km pursuit), 21st (15km mass start), 19th (4x7.5km relay), 12th (mixed relay); 2011 – 64th (20km individual), 91st (10km sprint), 11th (4x7.5km relay); 2009 – 80th (20km individual), 80th (10km sprint), 16th (4x7.5km relay)