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Courtney Dauwalter

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Let's hear this again: UTMB Champ Courtney Dauwalter Talks about the Colorado Trail

Fastest Known Podcast

It's a great time to re-air our 2020 interview with Courtney Dauwalter who - only 1 week ago - won her second consecutive Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc title, setting a new women's course record in the process. On top of all that she was the 7th finisher overall.During 2020 when UTMB was canceled, Courtney turned her attention to setting an FKT on the Colorado Trail, going from Durango to Denver. In this interview she discusses why the attempt was eventually stopped and much more. This is our most popular episode of all time and for good reason!ORIGINAL SHOW NOTESCourtney once ran 279 miles ... and received a "DNF"!  Huh?  How did that happen?  "They ring a bell when it's time to start, and if you don't go right then, you're out.  That's it.""It takes two to tango, two to keep the game going, to see what's possible."From choices of candy, to Bronchitis on the Colorado Trail, and the amazing world of Big's Backyard Ultra, Courtney offers wonderful, simple, and helpful insights."Running is so cool … it’s such a cool way to explore, and to spend time with people, and with ourselves.”"Running is a choice ...to live our lives however we want, to make choice to do or not do things.  I'm choosing every day to run and explore these long distances because I love it.  To keep this perspective every day is helpful, and I feel very lucky for that."


3 Sep 2021

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Courtney Dauwalter: Mindset Secrets From The World's Best Ultrarunner

The Rich Roll Podcast

We tend to think of high-performance athletes as superhuman—a rare species with extraordinary strength and a preternatural ability to suffer.But if you ask today’s guest what distinguishes the elite athlete and everyone else, she’ll say nothing.For her, the secret to high-level performance isn’t about cutting edge training plans, coaches, or carefully honed nutrition.For her, it’s instead found in seeking out and celebrating the pain cave, that deep place of physical discomfort most go to great lengths to avoid.Meet Courtney Dauwalter, the world’s best female ultrarunner—and when it comes to races 200 miles and longer—arguably the best period.A humble mater of grit and boundary-busting physical prowess, Courtney is universally loved and admired for her winning smile, mental fortitude and intuitive training style (she doesn’t even have a coach).In addition to being named one of the 50 Fittest Athletes in the World by Sports Illustrated and a two-time Ultrarunner of the Year, among her countless accomplishments, Courtney:won the 2017 Moab 240 (including beating all the men) by an astonishing 10 hour margin;won the 2020 Big Dog Backyard Ultra by clocking 283 miles (again beating all the men);won the women’s division of 2018 The Western States 100;broke the Tahoe 200 female course record in 2018 by 18+ hours; andwas the fastest female at the 2019 UTMB, considered the world’s most prestigious ultraNot bad for an athlete who didn’t even begin her professional running career until she was 32 years old.The thing about Courtney is that she lives in the moment. She’s a doer. She doesn’t overthink things. She trains on feel, eats what she wants, and does it all with joy and a laudable degree of humility and perspective. But behind it all is a very intentional human—an athlete of unparalleled mental fortitude with the drive required to test the very limits of human capability.Today we get into all of it.Courtney shares the mindset techniques and tactics that have propelled her superhuman accomplishments.She shares her perspective on career longevity. Her evolution as an athlete. How she approaches unlocking unprecedented performance. And the purpose that lives beneath it all.But if you extract anything from this conversation, may it be the importance of having fun. Why taking things lightly is strength and not a weakness.When you reframe pain as a destination rather than an obstacle, truly anything is possible.To read more click here. You can also watch our exchange on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.An athlete I’ve admired for many years, I aspire to Courtney’s unique blend of grit and joy. Yes, she is a badass. But she’s also a good sport. A better human. And an absolutely delightful hang.Enjoy!Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & SubscribeApple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsors:GoMacro: Packed with 100% sustainably sourced plant-based ingredients to fuel your body and mind, GoMacro bars are organic, vegan, gluten-free, and wildly delicious. These are my all-time favorite bars—get your hands on some at gomacro.com and use the promo code RichRoll for 30% OFF plus free shipping on all orders over $50.Native: Stay fresh, stay clean with Native: a deodorant that isn’t a chemistry experiment. That means no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or talc. Just safe, effective protection against odor and wetness. Visit nativedeo.com/roll or use promo code roll at checkout, and get 20% off your first order.Salomon: The creators of the world’s best road and trail running footwear & hydration gear, perfect for any runner, on any terrain, no matter the challenge. Check out my top picks at salomon.com/richroll and use the code RICHROLL at checkout to get 20% OFF – exclusions apply.UCAN: With patented SuperStarch that delivers long-lasting energy while stabilizing blood sugar levels, UCAN is my go-to fuel when it comes to working smarter and harder. From energy powders & bars, to granola and almond butter, check out my favorites at ucan.co/richroll and save 30% on your entire order with code RICHROLL.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.Show Notes:Connect with Courtney: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookSalomon: Courtney DauwalterSalomon: An Almost Perfect Race with Courtney DauwalterRedBull: Courtney Dauwalter: the making of an ultrarunning iconRun Steep Get High: Courtney Dauwalter Will Run 500 Miles Across ColoradoWomen’s Running: 283 Miles, Followed By Beer and Nachos for Courtney DauwalterWomen’s Running: Why Women are Running Stronger, LongerSUUNTO: Courtney Dauwalter and her pursuit of mind powerSUUNTO: Ultra champ Courtney Dauwalter’s 6 tips for mental strengthSI: Sports Illustrated’s Fittest 50 2021Trail Running: UTMB/Ironman partnership draws head shakes in trail running worldRunner’s World: Courtney Dauwalter Wins U.S. Big’s Backyard Ultra 2020 With a Record-Tying 68 LoopsRunner’s World: Mashed Potatoes Fuel Courtney Dauwalter’s Ultramarathon WinsRunner’s World: How Courtney Dauwalter and Harvey Lewis Pushed Each Other to a Big’s RecordRunner’s World: The 2021 Barkley Marathons Had No FinishersOutside: Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter Wins by Stressing LessGear Junkie: 205 Miles in One Run: Courtney Dauwalter Is an Ultra AddictDead Spin: Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter Explains Why She Runs Through Blindness And HallucinationsIRunFar: Courting Success: An Interview with Courtney DauwalterIRunFar: Unlocking Female Performance in UltramarathonsHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".Thank The Team: I do not do this alone. Send your love to Jason Camiolo for audio engineering, production, show notes and interstitial music; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, & editing; graphics by Jessica Miranda & Daniel Solis; portraits by Ali Rogers, Davy Greenberg & Grayson Wilder; copywriting by Georgia Whaley; and theme music by Tyler Piatt, Trapper Piatt & Hari Mathis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 47mins

2 Aug 2021

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Find Your Summit Stories feat. Courtney Dauwalter

Find Your Summit

This week we're thrilled to welcome ultra-marathon runner, Courtney Dauwalter. Dauwalter has created records and smiles throughout her running career. Today, we chat about her most recent race, what drives her every day, candy, and aspirations. As always, send thoughts and questions to podcast@summitcoffee.com. 


5 Jul 2021

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Ultra Women (with Courtney Dauwalter and Brittany Peterson)


The beer-swilling, Coca-Cola-drinking, taco and McDonald’s cheeseburger-eating women stars of ultramarathons that are beating men at the same distance: Courtney Dauwalter and Brittany Peterson. As The Western States 100 Mile is around the corner, we talk with previous champion, Courtney Dauwalter, and previous runner-up, Brittany Peterson, about what makes an ultramarathoner tick. with Guests Courtney Dauwalter and Brittany Peterson Hosted by Chad Salmela Produced by Chris Parr


17 May 2021

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Intuitive Training with Courtney Dauwalter

Trail Runner Nation

This is an encore episode with Courtney Dauwalter that we recorded back in February 2018.  We hope you enjoy the timeless wisdom that Courtney shares with The Nation.   Courtney Dauwalter rejoins The Nation after earning a golden ticket into the 2018 Western States 100.  She has won her last six races and was overall winner at three of those.  She has been the first human to cross the line at 10 of the races she started including a 10 hour buffer between second place at the 2017 Moab 200. Courtney talks about her "old school" method of training which includes a more intuitive focus rather than a specific training program.  Part of this includes consistency and adhering to AJW's "10-minute rule" Previous podcast with Courtney

1hr 3mins

23 Apr 2021

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The Dirt on Courtney Dauwalter

"The Dirt" Trailrunning Podcast

We get "The Dirt" on Courtney right after her USA win of the Big Backyard Ultra. It was super fun to get to hang with her. Krystal and I were major #FanGirling. We LOVE Courtney and this is a great show!


7 Nov 2020

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302. Courtney Dauwalter, Professional Ultra Runner

Ali on the Run Show

“I hope to make this feel like a sport that anyone can do, no matter who you are.” Courtney Dauwalter is one of the greatest ultra runners of all-time. She has won Western States, the Javelina Jundred, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), and the Moab 240-Mile Endurance Run, where she wasn’t just the first woman to finish, she was the overall winner, beating the second-place finisher by 10 hours. Most recently, Courtney was the U.S. winner of the last-man-standing-style Big’s Backyard Ultra. She ran 68 laps of a four-mile course for a grand total of 283.33 miles in 56 hours, 52 minutes, and 29 seconds. On this episode, Courtney recounts her race at Big’s, talks about her now-famous hallucinations along the way, and reflects on why we can always go further together. Plus, she talks about her attempt at running the Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the 500-mile Colorado Trail this summer, offers her take on failure, and shares her controversial Halloween candy hot takes. SPONSOR: AfterShokz — Visit ontherun.aftershokz.com for 15% off wireless headphones. What you’ll get on this episode: Why Courtney wanted to run Big’s Backyard Ultra this year (5:45) How Courtney prepared for this year’s event (10:00) What the start was like at Big’s, and how Courtney strategizes for races like these (14:30) What was Courtney rocking out to on the road? (26:00) When did it start to hurt? (27:00) What it’s like when people start dropping (31:30) All about those wild hallucinations (36:15) What it was like being the second consecutive woman to win this race (44:00) On representation and diversity in ultra running (46:30) On winning the Moab 240-Mile Endurance Run, and then going on Joe Rogan’s podcast (49:30) What is Courtney proudest of? (52:20) Courtney reflects on her attempt at running the FKT on the 500-mile Colorado Trail earlier this year (54:30) What we mention on this episode: Ben Chan on Episode 277 of the Ali on the Run Show "283 Miles, Followed By Beer and Nachos for Courtney Dauwalter," by Erin Strout for Women's Running Courtney Dauwalter on the Joe Rogan Experience Follow Courtney: Instagram @courtneydauwalter Twitter @courtdauwalter Facebook Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Like the Facebook page Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Overcast Stitcher Google Play

1hr 7mins

4 Nov 2020

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Episode 125: Courtney Dauwalter on Ultra Running, Training Intuitively, and Staying Positive

Strong Runner Chick Radio

In this episode, we interview ultra running legend Courtney Dauwalter, where we chat about training without a set schedule, listening to her body, staying mentally positive, and conquering new challenges!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strong-runner-chicks/support


3 Aug 2020

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#204: Courtney Dauwalter - Nothing is Far Enough

The BibRave Podcast

On this week’s episode of The BibRave Podcast we welcome the absolutely incomparable Courtney Dauwalter to the show! Courtney is most famous for winning races OUTRIGHT (in one case beating the fastest male in a 240-mile race by 10 hours 👀), setting course records, and winning some of the highest-profile trail races in the world (Western States, UTMB). Before we jump into Tim and Jess’s convo with Courtney, did you know that The BibRave 100 nomination period has officially opened? 🎉 Nominate your favorite races from the last decade - only the best of the best will make the list! Tim, Jess, and Courtney talk about what keeps Courtney going farther, always pushing to see what her body can do, and rarely worrying about winning or competition for competition’s sake. They talk about identifying good pain versus bad pain (as part of a story of when she lost her sight mid-race!), what she wishes for the trail running industry and sport, and obviously some fun food and personal stories. For a deeper podcast dive, check out this week’s show notes 📝! And if you enjoyed this episode, we would love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes! Want to join the podcast conversation? Message us on social - Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook - and don’t forget to use the hashtags #BibChat & #BRPodcast!  Show Notes: Courtney Dauwalter  IG, TW, FB The BibRave 100 Follow Team BibRave on social! Tim: TW, IG Jessica: TW, IG For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, 🎶 that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness!    If you like what you hear and want to get more, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review. That pleases our overlords at iTunes... 😉 If you want more from the BibRave running community, check out our race review page at BibRave.com or follow us on Twitter @BibRave.


10 Jul 2020

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UTMB ladies winner Courtney Dauwalter LIVE CHAT and Q&A! (Will she come to the UK?)

Trail & ultra running from Wild Ginger Running

This interview with amazing US ultra runner Courtney Dauwalter is a podcast version of our original chat on YouTube in October 2019, a few weeks after she won the ladies race at the UTMB. Courtney Dauwalter's interview on YouTube Oct19: https://youtu.be/Sj2gGeDTHjQ Courtney winning ladies race at UTMB, 21st place overall!: https://youtu.be/BozRjr4pqOw Courtney's short finish line interview about going deep into the pain cave during the race: https://youtu.be/0pd3Lb-MMEY Join us live on YouTube every Wednesday for your chance to ask questions to our awesome guests and in my Q&A sessions, and support me on Patreon to guarantee you question gets an answer. For more trail and ultra running advice, gear reviews and inspiration, subscribe to Wild Ginger Running on YouTube (it’s totally free) and follow me on Instagram @WildGingerRunning Have fun, enjoy your run and I’ll see you on the trails.


16 May 2020