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KARMEN MCNAMARA. CANADIAN TRIATHLETE WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND MAKING THIS WORLD BETTER.

MY STORY

In 2012, I began a journey.

I had never run a 5k, had never been on a road bike, and had never swam in open water. I was 30 lbs. overweight, and thought that people who called themselves “runners” were really just crazy people. I felt that was something I could never do. I wasn’t built like those people.

One day, out of the blue, I decided to do a crazy thing. I decided to sign up for the SheRox Sprint Triathlon in San Diego. I was just going to finish the darn thing.

So, in May of 2012, I started to train. And in September, I finished that race.

Since then I have raced in 39 races and spent hundreds of dollars a month on coaching, equipment, food, travel and race fees.

And in 2014, something unreal happened. I had the honour of racing for Team Canada at the World Championships in Edmonton. Since then, I have the honour of racing for team Canada in Motala, Sweden and Chicago, USA. In 2016, I will again be racing for Team Canada in Cozumel, Mexico.

Along the way, I have been inspired by some amazing people. And I am so grateful to them. And I hope that I have been able to inspire others through my journey.

Thank you for your support!

RESULTS

2015
ITU Edmonton Standard Triathlon | 2nd Place
BC Sprint Triathlon Provincial Championships | 1st Place
Thetis Lake Swim | 2nd Place
Ironman 70.3 Victoria | 40th Place
Resolution Run | 2nd Place

ITU Worlds Championships (Chicago) Standard Triathlon | 69th Place

2014
Diakonos 10k | 4th Place
Sport Chek Mother’s Day 10k | 9th Place
Vulcan Tinman Sprint Triathlon | 2nd Place
Chinook Half Iron Triathlon | 6th Place
Turner Valley Sprint Triathlon | 2nd Place
Kelowna Apple Olympic Triathlon | 15th Place
ITU Worlds Championships (Edmonton) Sprint Triathlon | 45th Place
Santa Shuffe 5K | 2nd Place

2013
Vulcan Tinman Sprint Triathlon | 5th Place
ITU Edmonton Olympic Triathlon | 16th Place
Magrath Sprint Triathlon | 2nd Place
Tri Rock San Diego Sprint Triathlon | 46th Place

2012
Energizer Night Race 5k | 9th Place
Innisfail Sprint Triathlon (Relay) | 7th Place
San Diego SheRox Sprint Triathlon | 14th Place

My Sponsors

I wouldn't have the opportunity to compete and represent Canada on the world stage without the support and encouragement of my sponsors and partners.

Thank you!

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News & Food

Here are a few ideas for things I enjoy that are quick, easy, and healthy. I’ve also thrown in a few workouts, and some random musings. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Races

ITU Edmonton Triathlon

July 29, 2017 at 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Edmonton, AB
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Kelowna Apple Triathlon

August 20, 2017 at 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Kelowna, BC
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Great White North

July 2, 2017 at 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Stony Plain, Alberta
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Triathlon of Compassion

June 25, 2017 at 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Victoria, BC
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