MILNE Taylor < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 14 Sep 1981 in North Bay, CAN
Height1.65 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Guelph, ON, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Researcher
Languages English
Higher education Business Administration - High Point University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up athletics at age nine.
Club / Team Speed River Track and Field Club : Guelph, ON, CAN
Name of coach Dave Scott-Thomas [club]
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Canada
General Interest
Hobbies Watching movies, sports. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career His parents. (newbalance.ca, 10 Nov 2012)
Hero / Idol Canadian distance runner Kevin Sullivan. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He tries not to think about the race too much until at least an hour beforehand, when he begins to visualise the race. (runnersfeed.com, 30 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Be patient and consistent." (newbalance.ca, 10 Nov 2012)
Awards and honours He was named in the Big South Conference's Indoor Track and Field 'All-Decade' team, an accolade created to honour the 30th anniversary of the competition. (highpointpanthers.com, 25 Feb 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Twitter profile, 09 Jul 2016)
Other information DISTANCE SWITCH
In 2012 he opted to start competing in the steeplechase instead of the 1500m after failing to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He felt he had achieved all he could in the 1500m. "I just don't know what I could do better at that distance." (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2015; guelphmercury.com, 25 Oct 2012)

OCCUPATION
He has worked as a field researcher for a company in Ontario, Canada, which develops geospatial technology. (olympic.ca, 22 Aug 2015)