After playing (a lot) of soccer and swimming as a kid, I ran in high school and thought that would 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.
I live in California with my husband, Steve, and our cats, Tupac Sha-purr and Snoop Lion. Along with racing professionally, I’m also a reporter and producer. Mostly, I write a lot of stuff about triathlon and endurance sports for places like espnW, Triathlete Magazine, California Magazine, and companies like Under Armour. I also work for the local NPR station in San Francisco. 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.
These are my PRs:
5K: 18:50 (actually I ran like an 18:20-something in the middle of that 10K)
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