Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information
- Courtney Dauwalter is an American professional athlete and ultra marathon runner.
Personal Life & Family Background :
- Courtney Dauwalter was born on February 13, 1985 and raised in the state of Minnesota. Her dad’s name is Dick.
- She is now married to her husband Kevin Schmidt who occasionally runs races with Courtney, but never beats her of course.
Early Life & Education :
- In the 7th grade Courtney started doing cross-country and running track at her high school.
- She also competed in Nordic skiing in college, which in turn helped her progress into a state champion in cross-country skiing, which eventually earned her a scholarship to attend the University of Denver.
- After college she started experimenting with various exercises & started partaking in road marathons which eventually led her to discover ultra marathons, and that is where her interest and passion began.
Job, Salary & Net Worth :
- Courtney has an extremely impressive running career resume – The highlight of her running career was when she finished the MOAB 240 race (held in Utah), in 2 days, 9 hours and 59 minutes. This feat was substantially faster than any of the male contestants in the race, and she also impressively beat the second runner up by more ten hours, which is approximately twenty miles.
- In 2016, Courtney set the record for the ‘Javelina Jundred,’ a 100k-race located in the desert of Arizona. She completed the women’s course in 8 hours, 48 minutes and 25 seconds.
- In 2017, she held her record for the longest run in 24 hours, 155.391 miles at the River Bank one-day classic held in California.
More Achievements :
- She is also the winner of ‘Run Rabbit Run,’ a 100 mile-race in Steam Boat Springs, Colorado, where she beat the second place runner by 75 minutes.
- In 2017, Courtney won the ‘Run Rabbit Run’ race for the second time, despite suffering from temporary blindness within the final twelve miles of the race.
- In 2017, ‘Ultra Running Magazine’ voted Courtney as the ‘Ultra Runner of the Year.’
Diet, Facts, Height & Trivia :
- Courtney ran her first ultra marathon quite late in her life at age 29 – this was back in 2011, a 50k five-loop race around a local park.
- The race that got Courtney ‘addicted’ to ultra running was when she competed in a 50 mile-race in the mountains of Colorado. She recalls trekking through dangerous ice patches and huge mud puddles in the midst of a horrific hailstorm, which enthralled her.
- During her races, Courtney likes to refuel and replenish her body of nutrients by indulging on mashed potatoes, waffles, Honey Stinger Chews and Tailwind.
- She also packs light when she’s competing, carrying a toothbrush and rewetting drops for her eyes to protect her from vision problems caused by lack of sleep and dust on the trails.
- Besides the bodily dangers such as dehydration and fatigue, Courtney and other ultra marathon runners have a frightful chance of encountering snakes, mountain lions, bears and scorpions on the trails.
- When she is running, her favorite motivational mantra and affirmation is, ‘you’re fine, you’re fine, you’re doing fine, this is fine.’
- Courtney’s diet for is rather flexible when she is training; she will eat most things she craves, which can be anything from hamburgers to jellybeans!