About Karen

Dr. Karen Weekes aims to be the first Irish female to row solo, 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in December 2021.

Karen is a lecturer at Munster Technological University since 2004 on the Health and Leisure degree. With a PhD in sport psychology, Karen has worked extensively with both elite and non-elite athletes, specialising within the endurance genre.

Endurance exploits have been a passion for Karen for all her life and has included both water and land based journeys.

Through the #shecando2021 campaign, Karen aims to encourage females to push themselves outside their comfort zones. Furthermore she aims to bring awareness of the UN SDG’s, specifically gender equality and ocean conservation and sustainability.

Join us on this journey… its going to be a good one!

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