DCR Episode 44 - Coree Woltering
Kia Ora whanau!! This week on the podcast we speak with professional ultramarathon runner Coree Woltering. Coree loves to run, and notes that he will race any distance or any surface. From his start racing 200 and 400 metres at high school Coree then took up swimming and cycling to manage injury and before-you-know-it had qualified twice for the world 70.3 Ironman championships, all the while running on his college 4x400m relay team. Coree’s head was turned to trails when he found himself pacing his friend at the iconic Leadville 100 and universally loved the experience. Fast forward a few years and Coree is now sponsored by The North Face and experiencing life as a full time athlete. Of note, Coree ran a 5:30:15 50-mile PR at the Tunnel Hill 50 Miler, in 2016, which was the 2nd fastest American 50 mile time that year. Coree also has a 2:26 Marathon and podium finishes at the American River 50 and Quicksilver 50K among many notable finishes.
This conversation, as with every DCR episode, veers all over the map...from Coree’s experience at UTMF, where the race was cancelled due to storms and it was so cold that in Coree’s own words “I had to wear pants”. We also discuss the factors he’s learnt to manage and cope with whilst travelling as an athlete, to his love of Colorado, and how even though Coree loves going fast (he is fast) his love of the engagement and interaction at 100 mile event is what makes the sport incredibly special to him. We also discuss the importance of stating your goals, no matter if it makes you nervous. We are firmly Team Coree and can’t wait to see how he goes with a stacked summer of racing. Enjoy!!
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Music: Chances with Wolves
Editing assistance: Kieran Nyum-Bai
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