Melissa Danehey


Melissa lives and trains on the trails near Santa Barbara, California. Her ‘no-quit’ attitude has earned her dozens of ultramarathon finishes, including 12 podium finishes and 4 overall wins. In 2019, Melissa was the Women's Champion at Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. In 2020, she plans to come back strong after a recent hip injury and re-qualify for the Western States at Cuyamaca 100k. This will be her 4th year in the lottery and she’s hoping to run WS100 in 2021. 

Favorite Flavor: Performance Blueberry Pomegranate – Recovery Cinnamon Vanilla

A Quote That Fires You Up: “Confidence is essential to patient, sustained effort, and patient, sustained effort is what leads to success.”