Dauwalter selected to represent Team USA at World 24 Hour Championships

USATF recently announced their Team USA selections for the IAU World 24 Hour Championships to be held October 26-17 in Albi, France.  Among the six women selected to compete was Courtney Dauwalter, 32, of Golden, CO.

An estimated 300 of the world’s top ultra runners from over 30 countries will compete. 
Dauwalter, a cross country skier while at the University of Denver, secured her spot based on her performance at the 2017 Soochow University Ultramarathon, in Taipei, Taiwan.  At that competition she completed 159.327 miles during the 24 hour race.  "I am so excited to be selected to compete on the US 24 Hour Team at the World Championships this October, stated Dauwalter via email.  "It will be an honor to wear the USA uniform with such a strong women's team and compete against some of the best in the world."
She started running ultra events in 2011.  "I have found a real love for the really long races of 100+ miles.  The first 24 hour race, FANS 24 Hour in 2013, I made it 105 miles.  And it hurt really bad! Since then, it has been fun to keep exploring what is possible and figuring out how to train my body and my mind to keep going farther."  She was the women's winner at the 2018 Western States 100 miler; running the second fastest women's time ever in the race's 44 year history.  In 2017 she set the American record for the 24 hour run on the track; amassing a total of 155.39 miles.
Dauwalter teammates on the women's team will be:
Megan Alvarado (Auto) (Springfield, VA)
Camille Herron (War Acres, OK)
Katalin Nagy (Auto) (Sarasota, FL)
Gina Slaby (Callaway, MD)
Pam Smith (Salem, OR)

The men's team will be:
Olivier Leblond (Auto) (Arlington, VA)
Greg Armstrong (Castalian Spring, TN)
Jacob Jackson (Loma Linda, CA)
Harvey Lewis (Cincinnati, OH)
Rich Riopel (Morganville, NJ)
Steve Slaby (Callaway, MD)

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