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Interviews From The Recent OCRWC Disqualification

The OCR World Championships released breaking news at 8:00am this morning. OCRWC is disqualifying a 2017 participant due to "violating anti-doping policy". Ryan Woods becomes the first OCR competitor in history to be DQ'd at any obstacle race for … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Planning and Training for World’s Toughest Mudder Success

World’s Toughest Mudder is a BIG THING. You can’t just show up and wing it. Success at WTM demands both careful planning and intelligent training, which is what this series will be about. Before submitting these articles, I thought I’d ask a guy I know what he considers to be the optimal way of approaching […]

Carolina Beast 2017-SPARTAnburg STRIKES BACK

South Carolina- Spartan Beast November 2017   You mud lovers asked for it, and Spartan Race delivered. A brand new venue for your dirty adventures in South Carolina. Spartanburg hosted their first Beast and Sprint for those last minute trifecta chasers. The new venue had every racing fanatic wondering what Spartan Race was going to […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

World’s Toughest Mudder 2017 – Part Two – Nolan Kombol

  Nolan Kombol is the Senior Director of Product at Tough Mudder. This means for everything World’s Toughest Mudder, the buck stops with him. We welcome Nolan back to the show to talk about: New obstacles for 2018 vs World’s Toughest 2017. The slowwww rollout of the obstacles this year. Cheating allegations. The 2018 Toughest […]

World’s Toughest Mudder 2017 Part One

  This is ORM’s 6th year of World’s Toughest Mudder podcast coverage! In part one, live from the pit on Friday, we talk to 2016 Champ Trevor Cichosz, Tyler Nash, Allison Tai, and Logan Nagle. We then have some Monday (post race) chats with Deanna Blegg, Amanda Steidle from Turbo Superfoods, Team US-Eh (Kristopher Mendoza, […]

More OCR News

Tough Mudder Allowing Votes for Favorite Obstacles To Appear in 2018

  TOUGH MUDDER OPENS OBSTACLE “VAULT” FOR 2018 SEASON Tough Mudder will be releasing an obstacle archive known as “The Vault” for the 2018 season. Does this make anyone else think of Disney? Will these obstacles only come around once every 50 years?? What is this vault, you ask?! The Tough Mudder vault will include […]

This Will Be The Best World’s Toughest Mudder Ever.

The first World’s Toughest Mudder took place 6 years ago. Few in the world knew it was happening, and  a rare 800 some at the start line were prepared for what they would face. The event was December 17, 2011 at Raceway Park, NJ. Yep. December. In New Jersey. Preparation was such a mystery that most of […]

Kill Cliff: The New On Course Recovery Drink for Tough Mudder

TOUGH MUDDER AND KILL CLIFF PARTNER TO BRING CLEAN ENDURANCE AND RECOVERY SPORTS DRINKS TO 2018 – 2019 US EVENTS KILL CLIFF Equips Athletes With Extended Energy And Necessary Recovery To Dominate World Class Obstacles As The Official Sports Drink Brand For Tough Mudder And Serve As Presenting Sponsor Of Tough Mudder X Series ATLANTA/BROOKLYN– […]

2018 United States Spartan Championship Series

  We are getting our first look at what may turn out to be the 2018 US Spartan Championship Series. In 2016, Spartan rolled out this new series to much success. It was a big change for Spartan, as previously, top racers had over 5o races a year to choose from for various bragging rights and paydays. […]


Rea Kolbl – Second Chance Athlete

I was lucky to be featured on the Palmerton Spartan Race episode the other day, and I got a chance to share my story of how I got to where I am now. In case you missed it, here’s the short version. I grew up doing sports, and I was on the Slovenian National Gymnastics […]

It Isn’t Always About Winning

Spartan Race posted this video a few days ago with the title “Third place stolen! Make every second count. 👀⏱”. This resulted in people doing what people do, giving lots of opinions on the 8 seconds they just witnessed. We reached out to both women in the video to find out what they were thinking before, […]

Should I Fib To Let My Kid Race OCR?

I cheated at the Spartan Sprint in Virginia. I’m probably not the only person that cheated at an OCR this weekend, but I might be the only one writing about it. And <<spoiler alert>>, I will probably do it again. I did all my burpees. I didn’t cut the course (it was very well marked). […]