After her historic yr in ultra-trail, how might Courtney Dauwalter presumably squeeze in one other success this season? The reply, it appears, was so as to add one other Dauwalter.
The American trail-running legend, who in 2023 turned the primary athlete to win Western States, Hardrock 100 and UTMB in the identical season, realized her long-held purpose of finishing an ultramarathon together with her mom, as she and Tracy Dauwalter crossed the end line of the 100K course at Arizona’s Javelina Jundred this weekend.
The Javelina 100K course consists of three loops that take runners by means of trails northeast of Phoenix. The route options rolling singletrack by means of the Sonoran Desert, main previous big saguaro cactus and granite boulders in and round McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
The elder Dauwalter crossed the end line in 17 hours, 38 minutes and 33 seconds, one second forward of Courtney. The Dauwalter duo simply cracked the highest 100 within the 100K ladies’s division, touchdown in 98th and 99th place. They completed in one hundred and eightieth and 181st place general among the many 100K’s 301 finishers.
Earlier than the pair toed the beginning line Saturday, Courtney shared in an Instagram submit that it has been a “dream” of hers to run an ultramarathon together with her mom.
“Final yr we tried a 50 mile race collectively in Minnesota however bought reduce off for time. We determined that was only one a part of our story collectively and are actually again attempting to get that candy, candy end line,” she wrote.
Whereas crossing the end line was a triumph for the mother-daughter staff, the general effort was a fuller household affair, with Courtney’s husband, Kevin Schmidt, and her father, Dick Dauwalter, crewing the duo.
“Kevin and my dad are again on crew obligation so I’ve little doubt we’ll be lots taken care of,” wrote Courtney.
A subsequent Instagram submit exhibiting the mom and daughter celebrating their accomplishment drew an extended record of commenters sharing their congratulations—and various remarks about the place the youthful bought her famously profitable smile.
“It’s not laborious to see the place @courtneydauwalter will get her superior smile from,” wrote one wellwisher. Added one other: “Who the heck is their dentist?”
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It was additionally an unforgettable race for the 100K’s prime finishers. Topping the boys’s podium within the 100K race in 7:15:53 was Rajpaul Pannu, who broke the course report set final yr by Scott Traer (7:31:46). Anna Kacius, the highest ladies’s finisher, positioned second general in 8:13:07, beating the course report set final yr by Lotti Brinks (8:36:01).
Jonathan Rea ran 12:43:10 to interrupt the 100-mile course report set final yr by Dakota Jones (12:58:02). Heather Jackson received the ladies’s 100-miler in 14:24:47.