Karen March

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Peter Lawless.
Residence
Victoria, BC, CAN
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 aged 41 in Victoria.
Why this sport?
She competed in athletics and then retired. She started cycling for recreation which led to competition.
Club / Team
Canadian National Team: Canada
Name of coach
Peter Lawless [husband]
Coach from which country?
Canada
Coach from what year?
1998

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Spain

General interest

Hobbies
Music, travel. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
"Beating the boys!" (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Injuries
She still feels the effects of a 2004 radial nerve injury. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other sports
She switched her focus from athletics to paracycling. (cyclingbc.net, 15 Jun 2011)
Ambitions
To be the best she can be. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Impairment
She was a passenger in an accident in 1988. (communications.uvic.ca, 15 Jun 2011)
Other information
WOMEN IN SPORT
She believes it's important to promote and support women in sport. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T52 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m T52 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m T52 Final Round 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T52 Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m T52 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m T52 Heat 2 5