Kimberly Larson

img_0365Kimberly Larson grew up in Seattle, playing soccer, skiing and scuba diving. Most of her weekends until college consisted of ski team in the winter and competitive soccer the rest of the year.

When the opportunity to go to college and play soccer in Hawaii arouse, Kim jumped at it. With a degree in broadcast journalism, Kim worked as a new producer with ABC, NBC & CBS affiliates for over 8 years. She got into triathlon while in Hawaii, more for having independent athletic goals! At the time Kim could not even swim the length of a 25-meter pool freestyle! Her first triathlon was a combination of side stroke, back stroke and breast stroke in Kaneohe Bay, she was first in her age group and decided to learn freestyle!!!

After 8 years of triathlon and Ironman racing Kim changed careers and picked up mountain biking “just for fun” and to help her recover from knee surgery. She fell in love with it, and the rush of going downhill over steep and rocky terrain. From there Kim took on the Team LUNA Chix Tahoe Mountain Bike program and really improved on her own mountain bike skills while encouraging and teaching others at the same time. Last year (2014) after a ten year break from triathlon, mainly swimming and running, Kim picked up Xterra thanks to her spouse & good friends encouragement and fell in love! She hopes to continue racing as long as her knees let her!

In 2016 Kim hopes to qualify for Xterra National Championships & Xterra World Championships.

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Quick Facts

  • From Seattle, lived in Honolulu & Thailand, currently spends most of her time in Truckee, CA
  • Former broadcast news producer, now adventure travel consultant
  • Former NCAA D2 Collegiate Soccer Player
  • Instructs Skiing, Snowboarding, Scuba Diving & Mountain Biking,
  • Takes her yellow lab Kuta with her everywhere, if she can
  • Previous team leader for the Tahoe LUNA Chix Mountain Bike Team

 

2017 Schedule

March 25 – TBF Racing Xterra Real
June 24 – Big Blue Adventure Xterra Tahoe City
August 17 – Big Blue Adventure Xterra Lake Tahoe
October 29 – Xterra World Championships

2016 Results

Xterra Real, Granite Bay; 2nd AG
Xterra Renegade; 3rd AG; 9th Overall Female
Xterra Tahoe City; 1st AG; 3rd Overall Female
Xterra Victoria; 1st AG; 10th Overall Female; World Champ Qualifier
Xterra Portland; 1st AG; 8th Overall Female;
Xterra Lake Tahoe; 1st AG; 5th Overall Female including Pros
Xterra World Championships – Finished!

Race Highlights

2016 Xterra Age Group Regional Champion (West)
Xterra Tahoe City – 3rd overall female, 1st Age Group
Xterra Victoria – 10th overall female, 1st Age Group (World Championship Qualifier)


 

Kimberly is coached by Sian Turner.

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