Courtney Dauwalter is a world-renowned American ultra marathon runner. She has won many races, and has been regarded as one of the greatest trail runners in the history of the sport. In 2017, she won the inaugural Moab 240 race. During the race, she fought temporary blindness on the final 12-mile stretch.
She first started running in elementary school, and became a cross-country running standout. After high school, she earned a scholarship to the University of Denver. While there, she competed in track and Nordic skiing. She was also four-time Minnesota state champion in Nordic skiing.
Her parents were not wealthy, and their efforts to ensure that their children were involved in sports was a huge part of her education. After graduating, Dauwalter was involved in the Mississippi Teacher Corps. This program helped her develop valuable skills, and taught her how to keep her body healthy. Before turning to running as a profession, she worked as a science teacher. However, she began to realize that she wanted to pursue a more challenging role.
Eventually, she switched to competitive ultramarathon running. She won her first race in 2011, and has gone on to win numerous other races. Among her accomplishments are an epoch-making record for women’s distance run of 159.3 miles in 24 hours, and the world’s longest single-day race.
Despite her success, she has a soft spot for her husband, Kevin Schmidt. He has helped her stay motivated, pacing her when she needs it. They are happy together, and they have made the most of their marriage. They have traveled together, and have even been on luxurious vacations.
Although her career has been challenging, she has maintained a positive attitude and has been able to achieve her professional goals. As a result, she has been able to earn several degrees, including a Master’s degree in teaching from the University of Mississippi.
Earlier in her life, she had no formal schooling beyond high school, and her parents were financially strapped. During her earliest years, she received primary and secondary schooling at home. With her parents’ support, Dauwalter was able to get a spot on the high school cross-country team.
She grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota. During her childhood, she participated in many sporting events and races, and competed in track and Nordic skiing in high school. The University of Denver provided her with a scholarship for Nordic skiing, and she went on to attend the school.
Courtney has won numerous significant prizes in her career, and her accomplishments have landed her in the news. In her most recent race, she finished second overall in the Big’s Backyard Ultra. This event is a looping race that ends when a person can no longer continue.
If you are interested in more information, you can check out Courtney’s Instagram account. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
When she is not running, Courtney enjoys traveling and hiking, and she is a fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and salads.