About Me

About Me

I train. I race. I coach athletes. I like coffee. I’ve stuck my tongue to frozen monkey bars on the school playground. I’m not allergic to anything, but I don’t care for wasp stings.

None of the above is in any particular order.

The longest continuous race I’ve done was a 48hr solo race and the weather was… challenging, I got beaten by the 3 time N. American RAAM race champion. The shortest race I’ve done was with our 5 year old, he thought he could beat me around the block, I let him win.

I like competition, but mainly I race against myself. Don’t get me wrong, I like climbing on the podium but that’s just the outcome. Most of the time I’m pushing myself so I can learn more about me and by constantly looking to improve I learn more about the world around me.

*The 2017 24hr Solo World Championships in Finale Ligure, Italy. Pre-race strategizing the exit lines out of the race start area*

My background is pretty diverse. I spent 13 years in the military, during which time I was a team leader in an elite National Counter-Terrorism and Hostage Rescue team, known as JTF 2. Upon leaving the military, I taught at police colleges and public/private institutions, and worked internationally as a private consultant. I’ve done VIP protection, traveled to nearly 40 countries, owned a coffee shop, set up large computer networks and taught MCSE programs for three years while writing a 700-page operating systems book that got published across N. America. I have skydived, scuba dived and dived under the sheets at night when I am scared.

For over a decade I’ve been coaching all levels of racing athletes from beginner to Pro. It’s some of the most satisfying stuff I’ve ever done.

We currently live in Rossland, BC. I’m married to my lovely wife Doreen and we have two fantastic boys, Evan and Keegan. If you are ever in the area be sure to drop me a line.

Good luck with your pursuits!

Shaun Taylor