Episode 202: Courtney Dauwalter, 2019 UTMB Champion

2019 Ultra Trail Du Mount Blanc winner Courtney Dauwalter joins me today! Courtney raced UTMB coming off an injury that pulled her out of Western States 100 at mile 80 back in June. I would say she took everyone by surprise but in what I will call Courtney fashion, showed up, did the work, gutted it out when she felt really low and came out on top. One thing I love about Courtney is she talks about how she went into this race like she could compete at her highest level even coming off the injury.

This is Courtney’s second round on the podcast- so make sure you go back and listen to her on episode 137 as well – that was right after her  2018 Western States 100 win when Courtney became the second fastest woman of all time to finish the prestigious race in a time of 17 hours, 27 minutes and 2 seconds. She has won a ton of big ultra distances races but one of her other biggest moments was in 2017 she won the Moab 240 outright by over 10 hours.

Courtney was a teacher for several years before going full time into the running scene and now she’s all in. Though she wins big races and does things most of us can’t even imagine doing with our bodies, she is extremely relatable.

In this episode we get to talk about her most recent accomplishments as well as what’s on the horizon… coming up the 24 hour World Championships where she will represent Team USA.

Photo Cred: South China Morning Post, Mark Agnew

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