Colorado athlete among four new American recruits to Salomon’s trail team ranks
RIVERBANK, Calif. (March 1, 2017) — Salomon athlete Courtney Dauwalter of Golden, Colorado, set a new 24-hour record for women at the Riverbank One Day Race in Riverbank, California, on Sunday, Feb. 26. Dauwalter, who joined Salomon’s trail team in 2017, ran 155.3 miles on a track, besting Sabrina Little’s previous record of 152.03 miles, set in 2013.
“I still can’t believe it,” says Dauwalter. “Everything just fell into place—the training, my amazing crew, and how I felt on race day. It feels very surreal, and I’m so grateful.”
Dauwalter, 31, grew up in Minnesota, and has been drawn to endurance sports since childhood. She ran cross country and competed in nordic skiing as a junior, and went on to ski for the University of Denver. After college, Dauwalter dabbled in road marathons before jumping into her first trail ultra, the Prickly Pear 50K, in 2011. After that, she was hooked, and since then, Dauwalter has podiumed at a host of ultras, including victories at iconic races like the Javelina Jundred 100K and Run Rabbit Run 100-Miler, both in 2016.
In December 2016, Dauwalter won the Desert Solstice race, covering 147.49 miles in 24 hours. The victory helped prepare her, mentally and physically, for her record-breaking win at Riverbank.
“We’re thrilled to have Courtney with us,” says Adam Chase, Salomon team manager for the U.S. “She’s a super talented athlete, and has a really refreshing approach when it comes to training. She’s in it because she loves it, and that is so deeply important to Salomon’s DNA. We’re here to play and Courtney’s attitude is a perfect fit with the team.”
Dauwalter joins Salomon’s elite trail running team in 2017 alongside new American recruits including 2016 U.S. 50-mile champion Corrine Malcolm and 2016 U.S. Mountain Running champion Addie Bracy, as well as reining Skyrunner World Series champion Megan Kimmel, who joins Salomon’s global roster.
Dauwalter took her 24-hour record in Salomon’s new Sense Pro Max W trail running shoes. At just 290g for men and 260g for women, the Sense Pro Max features Vibe Technology in the midsole for vibration attenuation; a comfortable, breathable mesh upper; and a 30mm/24mm stack height and 6mm drop. New for Spring 2017, Sense Pro Max ($150) is available now at salomon.com and retail partners.
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