Athlete Profile

Athlete: Karen Rackliffe

Karen Rackliffe's Profile Picture
135 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk0 lb
Snatch0 lb
Deadlift0 lb
Back Squat0 lb
Max Pull-ups0



How I Eat

I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount

I do not eat refined packaged foods or white starches.

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I have a coach who determines my programming

I record my workouts

I train 4 days a week and usually attend a specialized class on Saturdays. I supplement the daily WOD's with accessory work in areas I am weak in. Twice a week I run or row sprints to help build endurance.

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I led a very sedentary lifestyle until I turned 55 and joined a traditional gym.

My Experience With CrossFit

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I began experimenting with CrossFit at a globo gym with my daughter, Kimberly Malz. When she opened her own affiliate in January 2009, I was one of her first members...and I haven't looked back! I participated in the 2011 and 2012 Open ~ Masters Women, 60+ and earned the chance to compete at the Reebok CrossFit Games. I finished 5th in 2011 and 15th in 2012. This was an experience I will never forget...on so many levels.

My Work/Rest Schedule

I usually only do 1 workout a day

I strictly schedule my rest days

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

4+ years

I began my journey with CrossFit on November 15, 2008.


Athlete Coverage

There will be 11 women representing Masters from the North East at this year's Games. The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games Open was heavy and technically demanding. For Masters athletes, a...
Article, Posted Sat, 07.07.12
  Karen Rackliffe is a 60-Plus Masters Division competitor from the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. She finished in fifth place. Her daughter, Kim Malz, was a Games competitor in 2009.  
Video, Posted Thu, 01.12.12