Profile In Motion: Laurie Nakauchi, 12-Time Leadville 100 Finisher

We hit the trails with Laurie Nakauchi and her running friends for the latest in our Profiles In Motion series. Laurie is a 12-time Leadville 100 ultra-marathon finisher, mother and schoolteacher in Denver.

She organized a Candy Crush fun run up one of her favorite local mountains on her birthday right before Halloween. We get to know Laurie and what drives her. She talks about the importance her dad has played in her life, and about running angry following her mother’s passing years ago.

For 2019, she’s got her sights set on even bigger goals.

We also get to know a couple of her run buddies on the trail, including her husband Kurt.


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