Ultra-Distance Trail Runners
Birthday: June 23
Current Location: Santa Barbara, California
“My first few years in this sport have been more than amazing. I’ve traveled all over the United States and even to new countries. And no matter how the races have panned out the feeling I walk away with is always the same: gratitude. I am more excited than I have ever been for a new year as I have set my sights high. With new types of mountain races on my schedule and some new International competitions, I believe that this will be the year I push myself to even higher level of competition.
My personal mantra when it comes to running is to be balanced as an athlete and person. Aside from trail running I like to do a handful of other things such as : climbing, hiking, spearfishing, canyoneering, riding my motorcycle, snowboarding, songwriting, camping, and just flat out anything outside.” – Dani Moreno
- XTERRA World Trail Champion 2017 & 2018
- US Skyrunning Champion 2018 + CR
- Broken Arrow 26k Champion + CR
- USA Long Distance Mountain Team 2017
Up Close, and Personal
To me, sport is…
On a typical training day,
I do: work as a Program Manager.
I eat: I almost always have a Green Vegan Smoothie.
I listen: I listen to Rainbow Kitten Surprise.
My idea of an effective weight training session is
When I put any sort of stress on the body physical or mental and fight through it. I don’t necessarily need to hit my goal paces, it’s more so as long as I get out there and do it.
The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was
I don’t think I ever discovered it, but rather I found that I had a passion for athletics in middle school.
The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career is
- Trust in the process
- Be nice to yourself mentally
- Always have fun.
Before a big race, I tell myself
That I race because its fun and it brings me happiness. Winning is nice, but its most about getting out there and testing myself.
The toughest race of my life was
running The Rut 27k after flying from Australia less than 30hours before.
The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far
winning the US Skyrunning Championship.
My training sanctuary is
my home trails in Santa Barbara.
My dream starting line is
The World Final of the Golden Series.
I nourish my soul with
doing outdoor activities with my friends.
Unived helps me by…
Organic Protein (helps with recovery after runs and workouts)
Daily Supergreens (helps with overall health and recovery)
RRUNN Endurance Gels Espresso Cappuccino (helps me sustain my energy during long runs).
In 2019, I am setting my sights on…
The Golden Series and making it to the final.
I have chosen to associate with Unived because…
As an athlete I am very particular about what I put into my body and Unived truly cares about the ingredients in its products. It also is an added benefit that all the items are vegan.