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 5th in Auckland in 2014. 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.
182017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 14 Sep, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:54:21
422017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 15 Jul, 2017 - Elite Men - 00:56:39
182017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 13 May, 2017 - Elite Men - 01:50:27
162017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast 08 Apr, 2017 - Elite Men - 00:53:35
62016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 11 Sep, 2016 - Elite Men - 01:47:40