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STFU Carolina! Beast and Super Recap 2014

Please watch your step, buckle up, and keep your hands inside the ride at all times as we take a cool, dry, dusty journey up and down the shaded trails of Carolina. The much-anticipated weekend of the Spartan Race Carolina Beast (Saturday) and Super (Sunday) was one where many would receive their first, second, all the way to ninth Trifecta! The weekend Spartan event brought many elites and aspiring athletes to the Carolina Adventure World venue. However, many did not make the journey to this event Read more [...]

Obstacle Reviews

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STFU Carolina! Beast and Super Recap 2014

Please watch your step, buckle up, and keep your hands inside the ride at all times as we take a cool, dry, dusty journey up and down the shaded trails of Carolina. The much-anticipated weekend of the Spartan Race Carolina Beast (Saturday) and Super (Sunday) was one where many would receive their first, second, all the way to ninth Trifecta! The weekend Spartan event brought many elites and aspiring athletes to the Carolina Adventure World venue. However, many did not make the journey to this event Read more [...]

OCR World Championship Review

OCR World Championships Review – The “Real” OCR World Championship

  The Obstacle Racing World Championships held at the Mud, Guts and Glory course in Oregonia, Ohio was the 71st obstacle race I have completed. It was the greatest obstacle racing experience I have had to date, period. Something New As soon as I got on site, the event had the feeling of no other race I have ever been to. That is because there hasn’t been anything like it before. When you are at a Spartan Race, there is no doubt, you are at a Spartan. It’s pumping hard in the DNA of Read more [...]

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Episode 104 – OCR World Championship Recap

On today’s show, you’ll get a taste of what it was like to be at the Obstacle Racing World Championships that took place in Oregonia, Ohio last weekend We start Friday night as you’ll hear brief chats with Dutch OCR blogger Dirk Schrama, and Mr. On My Way To Sparta, Jeff Cain. After a quick check-in Saturday morning with Amelia Boone before the race starts, we catch the top 4 elite men as they finished followed by the first 3 elite women. Today’s episode is sponsored by Battlefrog Series. Read more [...]

Episode 103 For Real

Episode 103 – Warrior Dash World Championship Females Kimber and Renee

In today’s episode, we spoke to Kimber Mattox and Renee Baillie, two women who drove down from the runner’s haven of Bend, Oregon to crush the recent Warrior Dash World Championship. Listen in to find out how Renee almost didn’t show up at all, and how both of them had very different predictions about the outcome. You will also hear the exciting news that they have now caught the OCR bug. Click here to play the episode or press the large red play button below. You can find additional episodes Read more [...]

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OCR World Championships Coverage

Beginning this Friday afternoon, we will be LIVE on site at the Obstacle Racing World Championships from Oregonia, Ohio. We will provide photos and updates as much as possible throughout the weekend including: Friday: Press Conference and Behind The Scenes Saturday: Elite, Age Group, and Journeyman/woman Results. Sunday: Team Results Our Twitter account will most likely have the most real time race results. We will be using the hashtag #ocrwc. If you want to follow everyone who Read more [...]

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Christian (a.k.a Cranky) is Chasing Selection!

Obstacle Racing Media’s very own Christian “Cranky” Griffith, has announced he is chasing 2015 GORUCK Selection! What is GORUCK Selection you ask? According to the GORUCK Selection website: “GORUCK SELECTION 48+ HOURS, 80+ MILES AVERAGE PASS RATE: < 10% Patterned directly after Special Forces Selection, this event is a different beast altogether. The Cadre are actively trying to make you quit. This is our only event where we may performance drop you if you fail to meet the standard.” Still Read more [...]

Fall Fundraiser

ORM Fall Fundraiser

You can help us meet some of our expenses and get some awesome stuff by contributing to our Fall Fundraiser. The perks to choose from are race entries, our awesome tshirts, Xracewear stuff, and even an autographed copy of Matt B. Davis book! Giving feels great, getting also feels pretty good. Go check it out here.       Read more [...]

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Burpees for Boobs Challenge!

Calling all OCR, Burpee, and Boob lovers! We at ORM are partnering with Chicked Nation and we need YOUR help to make this challenge a success. Help spread Breast Cancer Awareness by taking on the Burpees for Boobs Challenge! Share your participation with your friends and family by posting your videos of burpees through social media. Make sure you are using the following: #PowerOf10, #BurpeesForBoobies, #ChickedNation, and #WeRunTheWorld to spread the word! Don’t forget to tag Obstacle Racing Read more [...]

Editorial

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GORUCK Selection? You’re an Idiot.

Photo: GORUCK Selection class 015 I am an idiot. At least, this is the reaction from almost every person who has learned that I have made the commitment to GORUCK Selection. Other comments go something like, “you will fail,” “you will never make it,” and “they will break you in the first hour.” Even worse, I am a co-founder of this company, an obstacle racing media company, and I can’t help but feel like this puts an extra large target on my back for GORUCK, and the assigned Selection cadre. But, Read more [...]