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Ryan McAnuff


SportShort Track
Born02 Nov 1994 in Oakville 
ResidenceHamilton, ON, CAN
Higher educationBiology, Health Science, Medicine, Psychology - Bishop's University: Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Businessperson, Doctor
FamilyWife Natalie
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.219 18 Dec 2016 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:27.718 15 Jan 2017 Turin  
    1500m 2:14.413 12 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe has suffered a herniated disc during his career. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in front of his friends and family at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Sean represented Ireland in short track at the world championships in 2019 and 2022. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Feb 2023; Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My oldest brother saw it on television during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Then all four of us, me and my three brothers, tried it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Hero / IdolIrish short track skater [and his brother] Sean McAnuff. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2004 at Oakville Speed Skating Club in Ontario, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard. Work smart. Be patient." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
He and his younger brother Sean are dual citizens of Canada and Ireland, and represent Ireland at international level. "Our father and grandparents are Irish citizens, and our grandparents were born there and moved to Canada probably in the mid-1900s. We still have family there. In June 2016 Ireland got provisional membership in the speed skating branch, and we got named to the national team. We raced for the first time for Ireland in August 2016 in Salt Lake City at the Desert Classic." (, 10 Mar 2017)

He works as a family medicine resident doctor in Hamilton, ON, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 24 Jun 2022)

He studied at the University of Limerick School of Medicine in Ireland between 2018 and 2022. (LinkedIn profile, 24 Jun 2022; Athlete, 23 Nov 2021)

In 2015 he and his younger brother Sean founded the fitness company Elite Performance Training. (Instagram team profile, 11 Oct 2022; YouTube channel, 08 Jun 2022;, 10 Mar 2017)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesHiking, cycling, boating, camping. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
NicknamesDJ Raz (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe drinks beet juice on a race day. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m24  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m29  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m29  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m30  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m31  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m31  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall33  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall34  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m34  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m35  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall35  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m35  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m35  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall36  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m36  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall36  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m37  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m39  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m43  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m31  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m34  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m34  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m48  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m50  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m56  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m66  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m70  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m76  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m91  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m98  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m101  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m102  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m112  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m164