Kyla Roy

Sports: Triathlon

Originally a swimmer, Kyla Roy started triathlon young. Her dad a former triathlete, her mom a former swimmer, triathlon proved to be a perfect fit for her and younger sister Caitlyn. Before transitioning to triathlon, Kyla loved both running and swimming. After an early peak in swimming, and a few injuries, she decided to shift her focus from swimming to tri.

In 2013, Kyla attended the Canada Summer Games as the youngest athlete on her team, and it was there she decided triathlon was not only the best sport for her, but also one in which she wanted to further pursue excellence. In 2015, Kyla won gold at the Western Canada Summer Games, and sprinted to victory at Junior Nationals.

After an initially disappointing World Championships race in 2015, Kyla has been working to use her past experience to up her game and race like she knows she can at every race – from regional to international. Her swimming background provided her with an initial edge in the water, but now she is training to go from being the country’s fastest junior girl to one of the fastest junior girls in the world.

Kyla’s ultimate goal is to compete at the Olympic Games and has her sights set on 2024. She uses her Olympic dreams as motivation, both in training and in her races. Outside of triathlon, Kyla has taken a year off from school and will resume her studies with Arizona State University in the fall of 2017. There, she will compete with their D1 triathlon program.

In addition to training for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, she hopes to travel and see the world, specifically Europe.

The best piece of advice Kyla has received? “Don’t worry about the outcome – just go.”

DOB: 10/30/1998

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

In Action

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Results

Kyla Roy

2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel

Sept 11, 2016 - Sept 18, 2016

Junior Women
23rd Place

Kyla Roy

2016 Canadian Triathlon Championships

July 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Junior Women
5th Place

Kyla Roy

2016 West Des Moines CAMTRI Triathlon U23 and Junior American Championships

July 9, 2016

Triathlon – Junior Women
4th Place

News

Kyla Roy takes third at Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship

Thursday, November, 9th, 2017

Kyla Roy takes third at Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championship | Arizona State University Defends Title at Womens Collegiate Triathlon National Championship

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Canucks Win Silver and Bronze in Junior Women’s North American Championships

Saturday, March, 11th, 2017

Canada’s Hannah Henry and Kyla Roy delivered a one-two punch in the junior women’s North American Championship race in Sarasota.

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VMC athletes stand out in the crowd

Thursday, July, 14th, 2016

SOU’WESTER (July 14) Two athletes really stood out this year—Kyla Roy as a top Canadian triathlete and Victoria Tachinski as the top high school runner in North America.

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Young Canucks Finish One-Two at CAMTRI Junior Triathlon Championships in Iowa

Saturday, July, 9th, 2016

TRIATHLON CANADA (July 9) It was Winnipeg’s Kyla Roy finishing as the top Canadian in the Junior Women’s race. Roy finished just off the podium in fourth place with a time of 1:03:35.

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Winnipeg’s Kyla Roy sees meteoric rise as triathlete

Saturday, November, 14th, 2015

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (Nov 14) While she’s been competing in triathlons for nearly a decade, Kyla Roy only started training full time last year. Now she’s one of the best junior triathletes in the world.

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Blogs

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Meet Elite Junior Triathlete Kyla Roy

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Tuesday, November, 1st, 2016

What got you started in triathlon? My dad did triathlon and my mom was a swimmer. I started out as a swimmer when I was […]


Press Releases

Preparing for Extremes: Sport Science in Action

Wednesday, November, 9, 2016

Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg triathlete Kyla Roy is making the most of the unseasonably warm fall weather. After closing out an exciting season of competition, […]