"Training Peaks has specifically helped me build up to the Games by enabling my coach Evan McRae and sports scientist Sam Thompson prepare me for the course in London. They were able to analyse GPS and power data on TrainingPeaks of someone riding the London XC MTB course. They then replicated that into a specific interval session for me to do on my MTB with SRM power feedback. They kept an eye on the progress of this session from the other side of the world as I uploaded my daily workouts into TrainingPeaks."
Karen Hanlen sat on her first mountain bike in 2010, and two years later was representing New Zealand at the London 2012 Olympics. She is the New Zealand and Oceania Champion and one of the top-ranked amateurs on the UCI World Tour. She is a proud wife, mother, daughter, born and bred in beautiful Whakatane on the East Coast of the North Island, where she still works as a physio at the local hospital.