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Will and Joe?

Update on Clash of the Titans and New Meme Contest

On Wednesday, we were sent this now infamous photo. We immediately reached out to Spartan Race directly and were told the following: "We cannot confirm or deny at this time..any meeting took place. "We know Joe wiped an entire day off his … [Read More...]

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Arizona Spartan Sprint 2015!

After coming out swinging in Temecula with their Trifecta weekend filled with four races, three distances and a host of new obstacles, Spartan arrived in Arizona prepared to land that sneaky left hook. They delivered a resounding shot. There were 26 obstacles presented this year in comparison to the 15 from the year before and course distance was increased from 3.5 miles to 4.9 miles at the Ft. McDowell Rodeo grounds; the same venue as 2014. This location is right off of a State highway, easy access Read more […]

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The Inaugural ‘Kill That 5K’

“I am so thankful that there are men and women like this in the World. It’s because of their patriotism and determination that dopey creative kids, like me, get to run around and play all day.” – Christian Griffith, 5K race reviewer. Military Envy Yup. I have it. I romanticize, which further demonstrates my ignorance, by the way, the life of a soldier. I imagine myself as a gear-totin’, rifle-yielding, ammo luggin’ badass, who’s quick to step between his boys, and the enemy, and save the Read more […]

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Episode 119 – Scott Keneally and Julia Webb

Today’s first interview is with Scott Keneally. For those that don’t know, Scott broke the story that rocked OCR back in November of 2012 about the history of Tough Mudder.  A few months later, he parlayed that into a piece about OCR for 60 Minutes Sports. Since then, he has been hard at work at producing Rise Of The Sufferfests, a documentary which examines OCR as a whole, and what it says about our culture. The 2nd interview is with Julia Webb. We talked to her shortly after she Read more […]

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Episode 118 – The Dr. Bobs

Today’ episode is with two guys named Dr. Bob. The first, Dr. Bob Dalton, owns Highlands Chiropractic. We sat down over some noodles for this talk a few weeks ago. This Dr Bob came highly recommended from several people when I told them about the debilitating pain I was experiencing while running. He has extremely unconventional methods that get phenomenal results. Some patients have seen him for 20 plus years and many drive an hour or more to his office which is walk in only (no Read more […]

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Will and Joe?

Update on Clash of the Titans and New Meme Contest

On Wednesday, we were sent this now infamous photo. We immediately reached out to Spartan Race directly and were told the following: “We cannot confirm or deny at this time..any meeting took place. “We know Joe wiped an entire day off his schedule when heading somewhere on the East Coast.”  We relayed this message to TMHQ and they responded with a similar: “We also can neither confirm nor deny.” Since we have no hard facts, we are left with nothing but speculation. So, why Read more […]

Will and Joe?

Clash Of The Titans?

We received this photo from someone in the last hour from an anonymous gmail account. It’s a little fuzzy but it appears to be a photo of Tough Mudder’s Will Dean and Spartan Race’s Joe Desena, breaking bread somewhere. The person who sent the email claims it is from a NYC restaurant. We have reached out to both parties to get some sort of answer, but have not heard anything back concrete as of yet. Stay tuned. Read more […]

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Mini Mudder Launched

Possible the fruitiest race on the planet? Yesterday, Tough Mudder announced their own version of kids races, titled The Fruitshoot Mini Mudder. The “Mini-Mudders” will be alongside several Tough Mudder course locations starting this year. Industry wide, most obstacle races and mud runs already allow kids heats or have separate kids courses. Tough Mudder seems to have caught on that many Mudders have kids, and want them bring them along for the day. The complete press release is here: BROOKLYN, Read more […]

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2015 Warrior Dash Championship – Southeast Location

We just received word that this year’s Warrior Dash World Championships will take place in Tennessee on October 10th. This opens up new possibilities for those chasing the cash and titles in the OCR world as $100,000 will again be on the line. A race on the east coast may attract several athletes that did not want to travel to California last year.  In addition, with  The OCR World Championships and Warrior Dash World Championships now only a few days and a couple of states apart, many more Read more […]

Editorial

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Canadians are outraged about Spartan Race USA’s new Spartan Rig!

The Temecula Trifecta weekend saw Spartan Race unveil some new obstacles including the new Spartan Rig on display in the festival area. What a great idea! Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Well someone did, in Canada. Killington Ultra Beast finisher Dom Maurice founded Platinum Rig in 2012, a company that specializes in high quality modular, portable and stationary rigs for Crossfit Boxes, back yards and OCR events. In OCR races the Platinum Rig includes an always changing series Read more […]

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OCR Transformations- Rick Cheek

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. Rick Cheek shares a story that many people can relate to. No “real” drastic story caused him to have a yo-yo diet growing up, that’s just life sometimes. One major turning point got him up and moving though; he had kids. Rick’s goal was to lead by example for his family…and that’s exactly what he has done. He has motivated a variety Read more […]

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OCR Transformations- Savanna Moeller

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. Savanna Moeller is a strong, beautiful young woman that was introduced to obstacle racing as a means to challenge her body, mind, and broken spirit. Her story wasn’t always a positive one. Savanna’s struggle with fitting in, eating disorders, and constant battle with herself left her facing a major fork in the road. From her battles she has Read more […]