Jordan Bryden


Nickname: Jay, JB (and any adjective that refers to something Really BIG)

Home Base:The Canadian Rockies - Canmore, Alberta


Jordan Bryden is a professional triathlete from Calgary, Canada. He was first introduced to the sport of triathlon at the age of 9 when he participated in a local Kids of Steel triathlon event. He went on to win both Canadian Jr. National Championships, and U23 National Championships. To date he has been involved in the sport of triathlon for over 25 year. Jordan is a member of the Boulder, CO based JDC Team coached by Julie Dibens. He competes not only at Ironman events but also enjoys racing alternate triathlon events. He has won Ultraman Canada, Ultra 520, and the Ultraman World Championships and has twice podiumed at the Canadaman Xtri.

Outside racing he has been involved in many different aspects of triathlon. He freelances as a sports photographer and videographer. He has extensive graphic design experience and has designed triathlon and cycling apparel for hundreds of events, teams, federations, and pro athletes. Jordan now lives in picturesque Canmore…located just outside of Banff National Park in Canada with his partner Devon and their golden doodle Rupert. In 2022 he came 2nd at Canadaman and 4th at Ironman Wisconsin.


Ultraman World Champion

Ultraman Canada Champion

2nd Place at Canadaman Xtri (‘22)

4th Overall Ironman Wisconsin (‘22)

Q & A

  • What's on your bucket list? 2023 will be one of my most ambitious seasons ever! I will be eyeing up both the Xtri World Champs at Norseman, and the Ultraman World Champs in Kona. I also am chasing a start at that “other” Kona race! My long term bucket list involves some rather crazy multi-day FKT attempts, gravel biking events, and in the future maybe even a particular 2 Canadian cycling record.
  • Favorite way to cross-train: I have a passion for the mountains! Gravel cycling and mountain biking is a great way to get the most out of my Triathlon training. In addition to this I enjoy using indoor rock climbing as a strength session alternative. I’m also one to never turn down a good day out hiking with a good friend.
  • Most embarassing moment: Growing up in Calgary, Alberta it was not uncommon to compete in running races in below freezing temperatures. One year I entered a 1/2 marathon at -15 degrees Celsius and started the race in a new pair of compression leggings. 1 kilometre into the race the elastic in the front of the pants froze and snapped wide open due to cold winds. Luckily it was so cold there were few spectators. I appropriately covered myself, ran back to the car…changed into a pair of running shorts and continued with the race (still placing 3rd!)
  • Things I can’t live without: A good camera is always at the top of my list! I grew up inspired by my dad who was a photographer. When I began traveling to races I of course had to capture the experience. Eventually I started to focus more and more on sports photography, videography, and drone photography.
  • Best book you've read recently: Lynn Cox - Swimming to Antarctica is probably one of the most underrated biography books in the endurance sport arena. I highly recommend it!

Why Speed Hound?

"I came to SpeedHound when looking for one of the best recovery systems on the market, and was delighted to find the price to be extremely competitive when compared to similar other products. Since getting to know the team at Speed Hound I am constantly impressed with their dedication to innovation and passion for all endurance sport athletes. While they are not the biggest company in the recovery and apparel space, they do have an attention to quality and detail that is often overlooked by many competitors. It goes without saying that Sam (owner of Speed Hound) honestly cares about each and every person who uses SpeedHound products!"