Coach Karen Allen-Turner

: Expert Level 3
: Triathlon, Swimming, Biking, Running
: Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), Graduate Diploma Recreation Management, MBA - Business and Technology, USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach, USA Elite Mentorship Participant, USA Cycling Level 3 Coach, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR, First Aid/AED, USA Triathlon Race Director. 
: 3
Years Racing Triathlon: 33

Karen Allen-Turner is both an OutRival Racing and Level 2 QT2 Systems coach. A former Physical Education teacher and Business Consultant, Karen has been involved in the sport of Triathlon since 1986.. Karen’s experience with Personal Training, Coaching and Teaching has lead to the success of many athletes and she is a regular national presenter for USA Triathlon - helping to educate new coaches. Her knowledge, teaching methods and desire to help each individual obtain their goals are the focus of her coaching.

As an athlete, Karen has raced all triathlon distances and having participated in many races in both Australia (her native country) and the United States (her adopted country),

Karen has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with fellow athletes. While coaching is Karen's main focus, she continues to participate in the occasional event and has raced all triathlon distances in both Australia (her native country) and the United States (her adopted country). She has represented USA at the Worlds at both Sprint and Olympic events and recently competed in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. In 2016 Karen was also selected as the USA Team Coach for the ITU Age Group World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.

Karen has spent many years watching and researching the trends in the sport, and subsequently trialed many of them. As a long-time athlete, she understands and knows what work must be done but more importantly, as a coach she feels she understands how best to do it. Using proven qualitative and quantitative protocols for each individual in a systematic and progressive approach is the recipe to success!  Karen has coached many athletes to success including the coaching of athletes to National and World Championships and also to the World Ironman and Half Ironman Championships.

Prior to joining the coaching staff of OutRival Racing and QT2 Systems, Karen was the owner of The Right Fit MultiSports, located in Upstate New York. When not coaching, Karen enjoys spending her time trail running, x-country skiing and mountain biking on her 160 acre Upstate NY family farm  with her husband and three young sons. Being the mom to three very young (and active) sons, she also understands what it takes for parents wishing to achieve their own goals and successes while raising a family.

Karen's main goals now in the sport of triathlon are to coach, educate and train others to achieve the best out of themselves. So, whether your goal is to prepare and participate in your first race, complete an ironman, or race to a victory, Karen can make your journey an enjoyable and successful one.