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Colorado woman wins Moab 240-miler in Utah outright by 10 hours

Courtney Dauwalter completed the 383K ultra in less than 58 hours

Courtney Dauwalter

Courtney Dauwalter, 32, was the first finisher of the Moab 240-mile Endurance Run.

The single-loop 383K passes through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks beginning and finishing in Moab, Utah. The Colorado resident completed the race in 57 hours and 52 minutes (that’s 157K per day), according to a statement posted to the race’s Facebook page that has since gone viral with more than 4,000 likes and 800 shares.

The race features 8,981m of ascent and equal amounts of descent.

“Here she is folks…Courtney Dauwalter is the first runner across the first [sic] finish line at the Moab 240,” the race wrote on Facebook. “She ran through 57 hours and 52 minutes of elevation and extreme temperatures. This 32-year-old crusher hails from Colorado and is an eighth-grade science teacher in her spare time. We are so proud and inspired by her amazing effort!”

According to the live tracker page, Dauwalter won by approximately 10 hours over second-place finisher Sean Nakamura.