Coach Details

Katie O'Brien
Dara Multisport
Catonsville, MD

My coaching philosophy is heavily athlete-centered, balancing your work, home, and social life with training in a manner that best suits your needs and ensures you will meet your goals. I offer multiple levels of service, from custom training plans to full-on personalized coaching with regular feedback and plan adaptations. Training plans will be appropriately structured for your current level of fitness and provide a proper balance of swimming, biking, running, and strength and conditioning. I also provide guidance on nutrition, gear, and race logistics, as well as encouragement and motivation to help you along your journey!

While I love working with all triathletes, my true passion lies in helping other women balance their full plates while achieving their dreams. My goal is to open other women’s eyes to the multisport community, to show them how exciting, supportive, and empowering it can be, and to help to break down barriers and expand participation in multisport events by women of all ages, races, backgrounds, and body types.

As a working mom of two young kids who has a passion for training and racing triathlons, I have become an expert at optimizing my time and understand the importance of helping my clients optimize theirs.

I reluctantly raced my first triathlon in 2012 as a challenge from a friend, and was sure it would be my last. Immediately after crossing that first finish line, I was hooked! Since that day, I have raced every distance from sprint to full, including my first Ironman when my oldest child was a year and a half old. I began mentoring other triathletes in 2014, but received my Ironman and USAT Level 1 coaching certifications in 2020 and started Dara Multisport to take my coaching passion to the next level.