Taylor Reid


The first sport that Taylor played was soccer when he was 7 years old. He continued his discoveries by mountain biking with his family and racing in the O-Cup series at a young age. Later, when he was 13 years old, he ran his first cross-country race in grade school. After that, he found his love for running.

His triathlon career did not start until he was 16 years old, when he started to swim competitively. For the first six years, he chased the Olympic dream, traveling to races all over the world. During those years, he won the gold medal at the 2013 U23 Canadian National Championships and the silver as a Junior in 2009 and as an Elite in 2013. In 2014, he chose to switch over to the long-distance triathlon, which he is much better suited for with his strength in cycling and running. Also active on social media, you can follow him on Instagram.

“I have always loved running in the woods. Even as a kid I would just go out there and run through the forest, playing games but always outside. I still have that love for outdoors. Even though a lot of my time is spent perfecting my speed on the road, my heart is always on the trails. I just love it so much. With Life Sports Gear, I have been able to get back to the trails even more now that I can do my long run and some mountain bike, thanks to the Torrent hydration pack that can carry everything I need and still be comfortable. When I am out there, all I have to worry about is not tripping on that root because I know my water and gear is secure. The crampons have been a game changer in the winter, allowing me to run outside on days I would have been stuck on the treadmill. Life Sport Gear opens up so many more options for my outdoor adventures.”