Ryan grew up playing AFL (Australian Football League), however, at the age of 16 was told he would have to bulk up if he wanted to continue in the sport. Believing that you couldn’t be bulky and run fast, and with the consistent worry of injuries in the high impact sport, he made the decision to solely pursue a triathlon career. These days he is fiercely chasing his dreams and aspirations representing Australian on the World Triathlon Series circuit.
Ryan has competed in the ITU World Triathlon Series since 2012, with several top ten finishes, including a best finish of 4th in London 2014 and Gold Coast 2016. Ryan was also a part of the Australian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in the individual event he finished fifth in hot conditions. In the mixed relay, Ryan ran the anchor leg for the Australian team. In the final sprint Ryan outran Canada’s Andrew Yorke to win the bronze medal, finishing one second behind Richard Murray of South Africa. Ryan went on to qualify for the Australian team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in April 2016.
- 42th at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 18th at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 16th at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast;
- 6th place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel; and
- 10th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
162020 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup 14 Mar, 2020 - Elite Men - 00:52:55
102019 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup 26 Oct, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:48:33
192019 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup 19 Oct, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:52:07
102019 Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup 21 Sep, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:55:53
182019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 29 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:53:59