Coree Woltering Joins UCAN to Fuel his Ultra Goals
February 12, 2021
Woltering takes on the quest to conquer the Arizona Trail and Superior Hiking Trail in record times using UCAN’s revolutionary energy.
Elite Ultrarunner Coree Woltering has officially joined the ranks of Team UCAN as he looks to take his running to the next level and claim Fastest Known Times (FKTs) on both the Arizona Trail (800 miles across Arizona from Mexico to Utah) and the Superior Hiking Trail (310 miles along the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota).
Woltering recently captured the FKT on the Ice Age Trail, an 1,147 mile journey that wanders through the state of Wisconsin, in 21 days 13 hours and 35 minutes. He is known for his unwavering optimism, grit in grueling environments, nighttime running ability, and for encouraging more diversity in the sport of trail running. He has searched far and wide for the right nutrition solution to fuel his epic endeavors and has discovered the ideal product with UCAN.
“After being on the trails for hours on end running things like 100 mile races, I get sick of taking in sugary drinks and gels,” says Woltering. “For the Ice Age FKT, I resorted to eating a strange assortment of foods from gas stations. None of those approaches have been ideal for fueling my body at the level that I’m going for, so I’m really excited to have found UCAN. I used UCAN at the Coldwater Rumble 100 Miler to run one of my fastest times ever. I love that it gives me really long-lasting energy without the sugar overload.”
UCAN was originally created with the purpose of providing energy for a child with a rare condition that prohibits the body from producing its own blood sugar, resulting in frequent and dangerous episodes of hypoglycemia. The mission resulted in the discovery of SuperStarch®, a patented carbohydrate that delivers steady, long-lasting energy without causing a spike and crash and is exceptionally easy on the stomach.
After conducting clinical trials on athletes who work to manage their glucose levels to reduce fatigue and optimize their nutrition, UCAN launched an assortment of sports nutrition products powered by SuperStarch. Many of the world’s top athletes are utilizing UCAN, including the fastest active women’s marathoner Sara Hall, pro triathlete Tim O’Donnell, 2x Olympic Water Polo Gold Medalist Maggie Steffens, and many others who have achieved world-class performances while using it in their training, racing and daily lives.
Woltering, unlike most athletes, dreams for conditions to turn sour. He finds he has a competitive advantage in tough scenarios because he possesses the ability to keep his chin up. When heavy downpours, icy winds, muddy trails and sweltering heat move in, Woltering is in his element, ready to pass the competition.
“Coree’s uncanny ability to persevere and thrive through the toughest of conditions is remarkable.” says Shoba Murali, CEO of UCAN. “UCAN itself was born out of hardship. Both Coree and UCAN exemplify the good that can come from overcoming challenges.”
About Coree Woltering:
Coree Woltering is an elite ultrarunner who holds the Fastest Known Time on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in 21 days, 13 hours and 35 minutes, along with a multitude of ultramarathon titles. Coree began his running career racing mid-distance track events from middle school through college. Nearly choosing to become a professional triathlete, Coree instead chose to race ultramarathons after he paced a friend at the Leadville 100 in 2014. In his marathon debut, Coree ran 2:37 at the Quad Cities Marathon in 2014. Over the course of the next year, he raced the Silver Rush 50 in Leadville and placed 4th, then won every trail ultra he signed up for in 2015, including Tunnel Hill, the Malibu Canyon 50K and the Herb Parsons Trail Half Marathon. In 2016, at age 26, he averaged 6:36 per mile to win the Tunnel Hill 50 in his home state of Illinois. Coree has conquered Western States, one of the most challenging and prestigious ultras in the world. In 2019, he won five races. While COVID-19 put the race season on hold, Coree trained to conquer the FKT on the Ice Age Trail, and succeeded. With races returning, Coree ran his 2nd fastest ever 100 miler on minimal training at the Coldwater Rumble 2021 and plans to attempt the FKT on the Arizona Trail and Superior Hiking Trail in 2021. Coree is an advocate for diversity and a role model for those who look like him. Coree and his husband, a professional skydiver, live in Ottowa, Illinois.
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