I strive to bring out the best in each and every athlete.
Karen Tamson is a hugely successful age-group triathlete living in Naples, Florida who balances her time with her family, training, racing and coaching as a Certified USAT Coach. This interview takes place two weeks after she placed 1st in her age group at 2019 Ironman Texas which automatically qualifies her to compete in the 2019 Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii in October 2019. We cover a lot of ground from her influences with her running and swimming to her first bike two weeks before her first ever triathlon. Karen's first major triathlon was at the 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship in Perth Australia. Her first full distance Ironman race was the 2011 Ironman Texas in the Woodlands. Karen finally realized her life long time goal by qualifying to compete in the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kona by placing second in her age group at 2018 Ironman Texas North American Championship. This year will be her second trip to Kona.