Dakotah Lindwurm and Montana Popehn – Blindly Believes

Carrie welcomes Dakotah Lindwurm and her boyfriend Montana Popehn to the show! They talk all about race day and their memories, their trips, how they met, how they both support one another, what they do for fun, traveling to Paris, how life has changed since Dakotah made the team, and so much more!

Recorded March 7, 2024
Photo courtesy Johnny Zhang

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Dakotah Lindwurm

Bio courtesy Minnesota Distance Elite

Dakotah (Bullen) is a 2013 graduate of St. Francis High School in Minnesota where she competed in track and cross country. She was also the goaltender for the combined St. Francis/North Branch high school girls hockey team.

At Northern State, Dakotah was on the cross country and track teams for the Wolves. She was a five-time DII National Qualifier, a 2017 DII 10,000m First Team All-American (finishing sixth in the National Championships), and was a 2017 DII Cross Country Second Team All-American (34th in the National Championships).

After completing her collegiate running career in the fall of 2017, Dakotah has focused on becoming a professional runner with the goal of competing in the marathon. In the spring of 2018, she won the USATF Minnesota 8k Championship, she was first at the Women Run the Cities 10 Mile in Minneapolis, and made her debut in the half marathon at the Garry Bjorklund Half in Duluth with a time of 1:16:16.

Dakotah joined Minnesota Distance Elite in September 2018.

Montana Popehn

Montana is a senior manager at a logistics company. He’s a rec. league basketball, softball, and volleyball player, and also my emotional support human!

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