|Full name||Karen Bliss|
|Born||December 19, 1963|
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Karen Bliss was born in Lewisburg, PA and grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Karen Bliss grew up as a competitive swimmer, competing for 10 years in swimming leagues. Karen Bliss attended Quakertown High School where she played field hockey. Karen Bliss graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985 where she joined a cycling club. Karen Bliss began her career as the "sprint specialist" in small road and criterium races. She graduated from the University of Florida with a masters degree in 1997. Karen Bliss is married to Robert Jellen.
In 1998, Karen Bliss retired from cycling after winning over 300 races. Karen Bliss is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for Advanced Sports Enterprises. The company owns the Fuji bicycle brand which was her first bike sponsor and continues to sponsor women's cycling since the 1970s.
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