Karen Bertasso

QT: 2:43:46

Residence: Albany, NY

Hometown: Scotia, NY

College: Union College

Age on Race Day: 35

Affiliation: Willow Street AC

Qualifying Race: Eversource Hartford Marathon 2018

Marathon Best: 2:43:46

Social handles: Instagram - @kickassbertass Twitter - @karenbert23

Favorite inspirational quote: "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort." - Jesse Owens

Favorite book: Dandelion Growing Wild

Favorite post-race indulgence: Pancakes

Of Note:

  • Orthopaedic Physician Assistant 
  • Had a breakthrough performance at 2013 CIM, where she ran 2:50:01, surprising herself with a PB of almost 10 minutes
  • Tried four times to qualify for 2016 Trials, including a 2:45:45
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