Dani Moreno is a professional mountain runner with Adidas Terrex, and she is one of the best in the world. Her specialty has been sub ultra distances, which our distances of a marathon or shorter. A traditional marathon is 26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometers. Among Dani’s many outstanding accomplishments, last year she placed 3rd at the highly prestigious 50-kilometer/31-mile OCC; this is part of the UTMB series of events, which are widely considered the equivalent of world championship events given the level of competition.
In an exciting turn of focus, this year, for the very first time, Danny is racing a road marathon. She’ll be lining up as part of the elite field at the Boston Marathon, April 17, 2023. Get ready to cheer her on by getting an in-depth look at her running story.
Dani has a long career in the sport of running, beginning in childhood. This episode covers Dani’s entire running journey, with a special focus on how this sport has played a key role in her development as a person. Through the ups and downs of puberty, the pressure-cooker situation of collegiate NCAA D1 racing, through to almost giving up on the sport completely, and then on to finding just the right amount of support and patience she needed to begin to discover her potential as a professional runner.
Dani’s story highlights many of the glorious parts of running and racing, as well as common pit-falls, especially experienced by girls and young women as they develop.
Join us in following Dani’s journey to the 2023 Boston Marathon, and beyond, as she continues to set her sights on where this professional running life will take her.
Ways to Keep Up With Dani Moreno Online:
Dani’s website: https://www.dani-moreno.com/
Dani on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan_yell_a/
Dani on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danirunstrails
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Trail Running Insider Ep.2 – Mont-Blanc Marathon video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpDRoq6hCrI