Dakota Jones fell upon running by chance when he was reprimanded by his high school football coach and was asked to run up a hill. After that, he fell in love with the sport while volunteering at the Hard Rock 100 in Colorado, and hasn’t looked back. In 2012 alone he won the Transvulcania ultra marathon in Spain, won and set a course record at the Lake Sonoma 50 here in California and placed 3rd at the Hard Rock 100 in Colorado, among other accomplishments. He now travels the country and the world running, climbing, racing and pushing himself beyond his limits believing the only thing that stands in his way is his imagination.
What has the outdoors taught you?
The best part about the outdoor world is sharing intense and challenging experiences with good people. Storytelling is very important to this, and I have enjoyed writing stories about the opportunities I've had and the things they've taught me. As I learn to translate my love for the outdoors into action to protect the outdoors, I'm excited to continue to tell stories that (hopefully) inspire and motivate people to get outside and learn how they can take action too.
Dakota By The Numbers
Pikes Peak Marathon winner
Soon to be Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University
Of the 7 POW Running Athletes