Oak Bluff native Tyler Mislawchuk only became serious about triathlon five years ago. Playing hockey and soccer growing up, Mislawchuk has always been involved in sport. He started competing internationally in triathlon in 2011. In 2013, Tyler made his World Cup debut, the same year he graduated from Vincent Massey Collegiate, and won a silver medal at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QC.
Tyler began racing on the ITU circuit two years ago, after putting his education at the University of Manitoba on hold to train full time. Living and training in Australia and Spain, the 22-year-old’s international rankings have climbed steadily in the last two years. Tyler has finished in the top 15 in each of his four World Triathlon Series races in 2016, and ended the season as the top-ranked Canadian (15th in the world).
After a long rehabilitation post Rio Olympic Games, Tyler returned to competition on May 6, 2017 at the Chengdu World Cup, where he placed sixth.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games & beyond
Leading up to Rio, Tyler missed a large portion of his Olympic qualification period due to injury, and was playing a game of catch-up as the Games approached. Due to his results, point accumulation, speed and consistent progress, Tyler was named to Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He joined Triathlon Canada’s team alongside four other first-time Olympians.
At the Olympic Games, Tyler finished 15th in men’s triathlon. At 21 years of age, he was the youngest competitor in his field, yet yielded the top result amongst all Canadian triathletes. Eventually, Tyler plans to return home and complete his bachelor’s degree at University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business. Post-Rio, his sights are already set on making use of the next quadrennial – he hopes to place even better in Tokyo, perhaps even on a podium.
2016 Rio Olympics – Result: Tyler finished 15th in men’s triathlon.
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Olympian Tyler Mislawchuk returns to training after months of injury rehab
Friday, February, 10th, 2017
TRIATHLON MAGAZINE (Feb 10) Manitoba’s Tyler Mislawchuk, who impressed Canada with his 15th place finish in his Olympic debut at Rio last year, has travelled to Ecuador for a training camp in his first month back at serious training.
Sports throwback: Here are Manitoba’s top 2016 athletes
Wednesday, December, 21st, 2016
METRO WINNIPEG (Dec 21) The New Year offers plenty of promise and hope for our local teams and athletes, but we can’t leave 2016 without recognizing some of the special people and performances on the local sports scene.
Local athlete looks to 2020 Olympics and beyond
Tuesday, September, 6th, 2016
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS (Sept 6) Oak Bluff triathlete Tyler Mislawchuk cherishes his memories of competing for Canada in the Rio Olympics on Aug. 18, but he’s already planning for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Canadian talent in triathlon worth investing in for next Olympics: Feschuk
Thursday, August, 18th, 2016
THE STAR (Aug 18) Winnipeg’s Tyler Mislawchuk finished 15th and he just turned 22 Friday.
Mislawchuk shows promise, Yorke guts out finish for Canada in Olympic triathlon
Thursday, August, 18th, 2016
CHRONICLE HERALD (Aug 18) The takeaway of the Olympic men’s triathlon for Canada on Thursday was Tyler Mislawchuk’s upside for Tokyo four years from now. The day before his 22nd birthday, the Oak Bluff, Man., athlete was 15th in his Olympic debut.
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Monday, May, 8, 2017
After a nine-month-long hiatus, 22-year-old Olympic triathlete Tyler Mislawchuk made his return to racing this weekend in Chengdu, China. Mislawchuk made his Olympic debut last […]
Friday, January, 13, 2017
Tyler Mislawchuk named Elite Triathlete-of-the-Year (Men) This week, Manitoba’s Tyler Mislawchuk was named the Elite Triathlete-of-the-Year for men, following an impressive 15th place finish in his […]
Thursday, May, 26, 2016
Winnipeg, MB – After successful international competitions earlier this month, Manitoban triathletes Tyler Mislawchuk and Chantal Givens have both made great progress toward securing their spots in […]