Karen Dunne

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Karen Dunne
Karen Dunne, Gold Medalist in Women's Road Race at 1999 Pan American Games.jpg
Gold Medalist at 1999 Pan American Games
Personal information
Full nameKaren Dunne
BornDecember 30, 1967 (1967-12-30) (age 54)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad, Track
Rider typeField Sprinter, Points Racer
Major wins
1st place, gold medalist(s) Pan American Games (1999)

Karen Dunne (born December 30, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired female professional cyclist from the United States.[1] She is best known for winning the gold medal at the women's individual road race at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She also won 11 U.S. National Championships: 3 Elite (Points race, Criterium, Kilometer Time Trial), 3 Collegiate (Criterium, 500 Meter Time Trial, Track Omnium), and 5 Mixed Tandem (Pursuit, 2 x Kilometer Time Trial, 2 x Match Sprints). Her cycling career began while attending Indiana University in Bloomington where she won the 1991 Women's Little 500.

Career highlights[edit]


  • GP Feminin International du Quebec: First, second, and third place stage finishes[2]
  • GP Feminin International du Quebec: Most aggressive rider award
  • USA Cycling's (USAC) Olympic Long Team, Road
  • Wendy’s International Stage Race: Overall winner and two stage wins
  • Sea Otter Classic: Stage winner, road race
  • Redlands Bicycle Classic: Sprint jersey winner







  • Goodwill Games: Bronze medal
  • U.S. National Criterium Championships: Silver medal
  • U.S. National Track Championships: Gold medal - Kilometer Time Trial; Bronze medal - Points race
  • PowerBar International Women's Challenge: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place stage finishes
  • U.S. Collegiate National Championships: Gold Medals - Criterium, 500 Meter Time Trial, and Track Omnium; Silver Medal - Match Sprints


  1. ^ "Cycling Archives". Retrieved 2019-12-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Gaudry, Tracey. "GP Féminine International du Québec". The Tracey Gaudry Diary 2000. Retrieved 2019-12-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Matt King - Motivational Speaker, World Class Athlete, Paralympic Cyclist, Blind Athlete, IT Accessibility Specialist". Team King.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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