Courtney Dauwalter grew up in Minnesota where her family, coaches and teammates helped foster a love for competition and endurance sports like cross-country running and Nordic skiing. She raced on the Nordic ski team at the University of Denver and found herself running a few road marathons post-college. Her entry into distance running snowballed quickly to 50k, 50 mile and beyond. Currently, Dauwalter is an ultramarathon runner living in Golden, Colorado. She was the overall winner of the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run in 2017, ran 279 miles at Big Backyard Ultra in 2018, was the first female at Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 100 mile in 2019, and has competed in many other ultramarathons around the world. Her curiosity for what the human body and brain are capable of is what keeps her heading out the door every day to train. In 2020, her race schedule includes many races that will continue to test these limits.