Episode 471: Courtney Dauwalter – 2023 Western States Champion Breaking the Course Record by 78 Minutes

Courtney Dauwalter is on the podcast today for the third time! She is just coming off of winning Western States and crushed the course record by 78 minutes! This is her second win at Western States. She has also won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in 2019 and 2021, which is seen as the most competitive ultramarathon in the world.

Courtney is gearing up to run the Hardrock 100 just 3 weeks after her Western States race.

Courtney is such a fun interview and I loved catching up with her! She loves running and has so much fun with it and I love what she shares about that in this episode!

What we talked about:

4:30- Recap coming off of Western States win and course record

5:45- What’s new with Courtney

7:35- Evolving her training without a coach

10:55- Courtney’s training

24:00- Recapping Western States

34:00- Preparing mentally for races

39:15- Developing into the runner that she is today

47:40- What her failures have taught her

51:00- Her finish at Western States

53:05- What Courtney is up to outside of running

59:05- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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