Taylor Milne

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Taylor Milne
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1981-09-14) 14 September 1981 (age 33)
Callander, Ontario, Canada
Residence Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle distance running
Club Speed River Track (CAN)
Coached by Dave Scott-Thomas
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m: 3:36.00 (2008)
1 mile: 3:54.29 (2012)
2000 m: 5:01.57 (2011)
3000 m: 7:54.26 (2008)
3000 mSC:8:31.43 (2014)

Taylor Milne (born September 14, 1981 in Callander, Ontario) is a Canadian middle distance runner.[1] Milne made his official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in the men's 1500 metres.

Milne first appeared and competed as part of the national team at the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, where he placed twenty-eighth in the men's senior eight kilometre run.[2][3] In 2008, he set his personal best time and an equal Olympic A-standard of 3:36.00 by winning the 1500 metres at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Burnaby, British Columbia, which earned him a qualifying spot for the Summer Olympics in Beijing.[4] Two weeks later, Milne captured his another title and set a new championship meet record of 3:38.03 at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Windsor, Ontario, to fully secure his place for the Olympics, along with fellow athletes Nathan Brannen and Kevin Sullivan, who considered to be his personal hero.[5]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Milne ran in the first heat of men's 1500 metres, against ten other athletes, including Leonel Manzano of the United States, and New Zealand's Nick Willis, who eventually won the silver medal in the final. He finished the race in ninth place by approximately two seconds behind Reyes Estévez of Spain, outside his personal best of 3:41.56. Milne, unlike his two other teammates, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he ranked below five mandatory qualifying slots for the next round.[6][7]

Milne also sought to qualify for his second Olympic games in London; however, he failed to attain an Olympic A-standard of 3:35.50, and finished behind Brannen at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Calgary, Alberta, outside further from his personal best time of 3:50.07.[8]

Milne currently resides in Guelph, Ontario, and trains for the Speed River Track Club under his head coach Dave Scott-Thomas, who also worked for numerous top-level Canadian athletes.[3]


  1. ^ "Taylor Milne". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Canada wins two gold medals at NACAC cross country running championships". Athletics Canada. 12 March 2006. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kelsall, Christopher (15 February 2012). "Taylor Milne". Athletics Illustrated. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canada 's Milne surprises at Harry Jerome Track Classic". Canadian Sport Institute. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Milne punches ticket to Olympic Games". Nugget Canada. 6 July 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Men's 1500m Round 1 – Heat 1". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Kingston, Gary (8 June 2012). "Canadian runner Taylor Milne eyes Olympic berth and payoff on big bet". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Relaxed Nate Brannen follows plan to London". The Record (Canada). 30 June 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 

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