Katie Spotz is an American endurance athlete and activist. She was born on December 20, 1987, in Mentor, Ohio.
Spotz is known for her long-distance endurance feats. In 2010, at the age of 22, she became the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, completing the 2,817-mile journey in 70 days, 5 hours, and 22 minutes. She has also run marathons, competed in ultra-distance triathlons, and completed other endurance challenges.
In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Spotz is also an advocate for clean water and environmental issues. She is the founder of a non-profit organization called The Ripple Effect, which works to provide clean water to communities in need around the world.
Spotz has been recognized for her work and accomplishments with several awards, including being named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2010 and receiving the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2019. She continues to inspire others with her athletic achievements and her commitment to making the world a better place.