Event: 24 Hour Run
Weight: 112 lbs
Born: 1974 in Freeport, PA
Current Residence: Littleton, CO
College: Penn State University, 1996
Other Race Results
Donaldson is a middle school math teacher who has been the USA's top finisher at the 24-Hour Run World Championship the past two years, finishing fourth in 2009 world title race in Italy with 136.83 miles. She was runner-up to Kami Semick for Ultrarunning Magazine's Ultrarunner of the Year in those years and was a USATF athlete of the week in 2009. She is a two-time winner and women's course recordholder of the Badwater 135 mile race across Death Valley. She recently ran 21:01:28 to break the American track record for 200km.
In their own words...
Running achievement I am most proud of: Breaking the “unbreakable” Badwater 135 mile course record.
Why I run: I run to see what is possible, meet people, and explore amazing places.
Future Goals: To run 140 or more miles in the 24 hour run.
Favorite quote: You are better than you think you are and can do more than you think you can.