Brooks Beasts Track Club
After winning the 1500m at the 2017 indoor NCAA Championships, Karisa suffered a series of fluke injuries which derailed her senior year at Samford University. However, after turning pro in 2019 Karisa has continued to set personal bests in all distances, paving the way for a long, successful career.
I did my very first 5k when I was 8 years old! I couldn't join the cross-country team until middle school, but I just loved to run.
I love to learn. Right now I'm interested in learning Spanish, memorizing the anatomy of the human body, and anything in philosophy and theology.
One of my favorite quotes is from Mary Catherine Bateson: "We are not only what we know but what we are willing to learn."
“Running has given me the highest of highs and lowest of lows — and brought me together with some amazing people, which I think is the best part.”Karisa Nelson
In her own words
Training. Racing. Resting. Eating. Oh and there’s some fun in there too. Get a inside look at Karisa’s life as a pro runner.