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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!

Sponsors and Supporters

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

Thank you!

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Blog

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!

Upcoming Races

Race schedule is subject to change.

Elk Lake Triathlon

August 11, 2019 at to
Place: Victoria, BC

Langford Triathlon

July 6, 2019 at to
Place: Victoria, BC

Chinook Triathlon

June 15, 2019 at to
Place: Calgary, AB

ITU Edmonton Triathlon

July 20, 2019 at to
Place: Edmonton, AB

TriStars Spring Triathlon

May 5, 2019 at to
Place: Victoria, BC

Westwood Lake Tri

May 19, 2019 at to
Place: Nanaimo, BC

Triathlon of Compassion

June 23, 2019 at to
Place: Victoria, BC

CONTACT

If you'd like to say hello, please send me a note: karmen(dot)mcnamara(at)gmail(dot)com, or connect with me on social media!