Dirk Whitebreast (Meskwaki)

Dirk is a member of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. He is an accomplished distance runner having completed several prayer runs, numerous 1/2 marathons, 45 full marathons, and a 50K ultra race. Dirk discovered running after the loss of his younger sister. In 2011, he completed 10 marathons in 30 days (262 miles) to honor his sister and bring awareness to Native youth suicide. Dirk's story of healing through running has been shared with communities throughout the US and was also featured in Dodging Bullets, a documentary film about historical trauma in Native country. In addition to his leadership with Red Earth Running Co., Dirk has nearly 15 years of gaming industry experience.