Coree Woltering, who’s known by some as one of the #cornfieldcowboys, was born and raised in Ottawa, Illinois. He began his running career in the 400m and 800m distances and had his sights on becoming a professional triathlete, qualifying for the Ironman World Championships twice. But before long, he discovered ultrarunning and became mesmerized by the idea of running 100 miles in the mountains.
Coree took his frontier to the next level in 2015, where he won every trail ultra-race he signed up for that year. In 2016, he averaged a 6.6-minute per mile pace to win the Tunnel Hill 50 in his home state of Illinois. At 30 years old, he continues conquering his frontier, as he set the fastest known time (FKT) in 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin.