After playing (a lot) of soccer and swimming as a kid, I ran in high school and thought that was going to be my thing. I was wrong. Instead, I learned how to triathlon in college on the Cal Triathlon team and after school raced elite for a couple of years. But I wasn’t very good and I was very burnt out. A triathlon break led to some running, some mountain biking badly, some Crossfitting, and a little obstacle course racing. I fundamentally believe you are a product of all your experiences and those ultimately made me stronger and faster. While in grad school, I re-found my love of triathlon while racing with the USC Triathlon team. Now, I just want to see how fast I can go.

I live in Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, with my husband, Steve, and our cats Tupac Sha-purr and Snoop Lion. Both my husband and I work mostly from home, which is not as much fun as it sounds. Along with racing professionally, I’m also a reporter. I write a lot about triathlon, endurance sports, and health. And I produce a weekly triathlon-ish newsletter and podcast called ‘If We Were Riding.’ You can check out my portfolio (if that’s your thing) at kellydomara.com.

Here are the two quotes that most sum up my world view, so make of that what you will:

Everyone thinks they’re the good guy.


No one climbs Everest for their health.

These are my PRs:

Mile: 5:24
5K: 18:50
10K: 38:53
Half-Marathon: 1:26:28. Actually I ran a 1:18 once, but they cut off 1.3 miles. I’m not really that fast. Yet.
Marathon: 3:17:30 (which I really don’t want to talk about)

Olympic Distance Tri: 2:11 PR; 2:14 course record at Pacific Grove
Half-IM: 4:32 – Costa Rica 70.3
IM: 10:02 – IM Mont Tremblant
Best results: overall amateur win at Wildflower and 2nd amateur woman at IM Wisconsin