About this episode

Dani is a former NCAA Division I cross country runner who was born missing her left hand and now competes on the US cross country ski team. Dani is an advocate for women and disabled athletes in sport, inclusivity, and much more.

In this episode we talk about:

  • balancing different sports: track sprinting, endurance skiing, and trail running
  • competing in both the 2021 Tokyo Summer Paralympic Games and 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympic Games
  • post Paralympic blues 
  • representation and advocacy 
  • Parity and support for women athletes 

Check out Parity https://paritynow.co/ 

Follow Dani on Instagram @theonearmdan and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


We’re excited that this episode is sponsored by Petzl! Whether you’re a get-up-before-the-kids-and-get-your-run-in, or a trail-runner-with-big-mountain-goals, you need a headlamp that keeps your path light and bright. We all know that tripping over stuff sucks, and we should do everything we can to avoid it. 

If you’re in the market for a new headlamp, we highly recommend Petzl. I personally use the NAO RL and it’s so bright for every occasion. Pick yours up at your local gear shop or over at Petzl.com. 


This episode is also brought to you by Goodr. Goodr have the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don’t slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses.

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This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is sponsored by PUMA. For 75 years, PUMA has been pushing sports and culture forward with innovative design and development. We are honored to have PUMA supporting this show, and supporting the running community at large.  I’ve been running in the Deviate Nitro First Mile and I love how it has a focus on sustainability, made from at least 20% recycled material. Check out a pair for yourself at PUMA.com and use the code FORTHELONGRUN for 20% off any PUMA run or train products.

Lauren Daniels

Thank you to Lauren Daniels for supporting the podcast. Lauren is a realtor helping buyers and sellers in the Greater Denver-Boulder area. With incredible attention to detail, Lauren helped me find the perfect home right near the trails, and made the whole home buying process as smooth and stress-free as possible. So, if you’re even considering buying a home in this area, I highly recommend working with Lauren. You can reach her at ldaniels@milehimodern.com, and let her know we sent you. Follow Lauren on Instagram @lauren.in.colorado

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