Taylor Milne


Taylor Milne made his Olympic debut at Beijing 2008 where he competed in the 1500m. He had set a championship record in the distance of 3:38.03 in winning the national trials. But after missing out on qualifying for London 2012, he had to decide whether it was time to leave the sport behind. He stayed in track and field, but transitioned to the 3000m steeplechase in 2013. He set a personal best of 8:19.90 in July 2015 and competed at the IAAF World Championships that August, but did not advance from the heats. After winning the 2016 national title, he returned to the Olympic Games in Rio. Milne first represented Canada in 2006 at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Terry and Debbie Milne… Older sister Lesley… Getting into the Sport: Started in track and field at age 9… Outside Interests: Enjoys watching movies and playing other sports… Works as a field researcher for AGSI (Go360)… Graduated from High Point University in North Carolina in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration… Odds and Ends: Was inspired in high school by watching Canadian 1500m record holder Kevin Sullivan…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2008 Beijing Athletics1,500m - Men29
2016 RioAthletics3000m Steeplechase - Men26

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2016 - 26th (3000m steeplechase); 2008 – 9th in H (1500m)

IAAF World Championships: 2015 – 22nd (3000m steeplechase)

IAAF World Championships (cross-country): 2006 – 116th (short race)