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Kaillie Humphries


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist, Bobsled

Kaillie Humphries is a two-time Olympic bobsleigh champion for Team Canada. Along with brakewoman Heather Moyse, they are the first women’s bobsled duo to win back-to-back Olympic titles. After being officially sworn in as a U.S. Citizen in early 2022 Kaillie was granted the right to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics for Team USA where she won Gold in Women’s Monobob.

Keynote Speeches


Kaillie’s inspirational story about her journey to become Olympic gold medallist.


Kaillie on the fire within herself to achieve her childhood goal of competing in the Olympic Games.

Speaker Biography

Born and Raised in Calgary, Kaillie Humphries grew up with a dream of winning Olympic Gold after watching a family friend, Mark Tewksbury win in the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics. Kaillie was initially involved in Skiing, before switching over to bobsleigh to pursue her Olympic dream.

Kaillie Humphries is simply one of the most dominant athletes in bobsleigh history.

With three World Cup Overall titles, five World Championship wins, back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2010 and in 2014, and a Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete, she’s solidified her reputation as the best female pilot in the world.

Then, in September 2014, came a new, unexpected challenge.

Bobsleigh’s international governing body announced that they would allow mixed-gender teams to enter the 4-person event giving Kaillie the opportunity to compete against men.

Seizing the opportunity to break a long-standing barrier, Kaillie piloted a mixed-gender team in two North America Cup events, finishing sixth and second, before becoming the first woman to pilot an all-female 4-person team in a men’s World Cup.

Emboldened by the possibility of change within the sport, Kaillie has become a champion for gender equality and is actively leading an international movement for the inclusion of 4-woman bobsleigh in the Olympic programme.

She was also an ambassador for Fuelling Women Champions, a national program that supports community sport initiatives that help change the game for young women across Canada and encourage a lifetime of health benefits.

Challenged with body image issues for most of her life, Kaillie has never conformed to a standard definition of feminine beauty.

In 2019, her relentless workouts on Instagram caught the attention of Sports Illustrated that named her #17 on the list of the Fittest 50 women in sports. 

Following a 2019-20 season where she transitioned from Team Canada to Team USA to join her husband and former bobsledder Travis Armbruster in San Diego, Kaillie looked to regain the form that made her an Olympic Champion.

Rested and ready, she partnered with Lauren Gibbs to win the two-woman World Championship.

And in 2021, she partnered with former track star-turned-breakwoman Lolo Jones to create a formidable team that immediately paid dividends with a second consecutive World Championship win.

And the advocacy work that she had committed to resulted in the introduction of women’s monobob at the World Championships in 2021 giving Kaillie an opportunity to win both the team and individual event — which she promptly accomplished for Team USA.

Three World Championship events, three gold medals. Now, as a three-time Olympic Champion, Kaillie has found a new focus on extending her dominance and growing legacy in the sport.