Karsten Madsen is a professional Cross Triathlete who began his career in traditional road triathlon and cross country mountain bike racing before progressing into doing off road triathlon. Since going professional in 2014, he’s become a five-time Xterra Major title winner, three-time National Champion and placed 3rd overall in the 2016 & 2018 Xterra Pan American Tours. In 2018, after two failed attempts at Xterra World Championships in Maui, he had a breakthrough performance and placed 7th. He now has his sights set on becoming Xterra World Champion. When he’s not racing or training, he spends time coaching athletes to achieve their goals in sport. Karsten also volunteers his time getting kids involved with triathlon.