Paralympic gold medallist at Rio 2016 and silver medallist at London 2012, Karen is an athlete, adventurer and author. Having hand cycled her way 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico in 2017. Karen made her Commonwealth Games debut at the Gold Coast where Para-Triathlon made its appearance for the first time at a Commonwealth Games. Competing in the individual PTWC event Karen achieved a 4th place finish.
Since being paralysed from the chest down in a climbing accident age 21, the Inverness based athletes has pushed herself in an incredible series of challenges, alongside her sporting endeavours, including crossing Greenland’s ice cap and climbing Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and El Capitan, all using just the power of her arms.
- Date of Birth 25/07/1971
- Birth Place Halifax, England
- Hometown Inverness
- Lives Inverness
- Coach Euan Stirling
- Club Triathlon Inverness
- Commonwealth Games Representation 2018