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My WTM 2014 Saga – Part One

I was down on one knee listening to “Start Line Sean” Corvelle’s pre WTM speech. I have heard his “pump up” speech many, many times since my first Tough Mudder back in 2012, and, to be honest, I was beginning to tune it out. My mind was starting to drift off as I had already stood there for almost 30 minutes listening to the “safety speech” and the “rules speech”. Now I had to listen to Sean do his thing. On top of that, these were not ideal conditions. When 1100 people crouch down Read more […]

Obstacle Reviews

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My WTM 2014 Saga – Part One

I was down on one knee listening to “Start Line Sean” Corvelle’s pre WTM speech. I have heard his “pump up” speech many, many times since my first Tough Mudder back in 2012, and, to be honest, I was beginning to tune it out. My mind was starting to drift off as I had already stood there for almost 30 minutes listening to the “safety speech” and the “rules speech”. Now I had to listen to Sean do his thing. On top of that, these were not ideal conditions. When 1100 people crouch down Read more […]

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BattleFrog Miami- “A Humbling Experience”

On November 15th, 1986 I came screaming into the world. Naturally, when I saw that the highly thought of new race series of the year BattleFrog was closing out its first ever race season in their hometown of Miami Florida on the 15th of November, I was sold. As a somewhat newbie to the obstacle-racing world I wasn’t quite prepared for what these Navy SEALs had planned for me. I’ve done longer races, and I’ve even heard that some were harder…but BattleFrog Miami kicked my booty in all the Read more […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

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Episode 107-World’s Toughest Mudder 2014 Part I

We are in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson, Nevada for Part One of this year’s World’s Toughest Mudder Coverage. Listen to pre WTM interviews with: Hanna Copper – First timer with big goals Matty Gregg -Big money raiser and WTM Community Admin Mandy Baskin -4 time WTM competitor Shenoa Creer – Representing ORM Team Under Armour Australia – A strong team favorite featuring last year’s female winner Deanna Blegg Matthew Hanson – Last year’s 4th place finisher Amelia Read more […]

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Episode 106 – Noah Galloway

Noah Galloway lost two of his limbs in 2005. He has not let that stop him from completing obstacle races and being an inspiration to thousands, but you probably already knew that. Matt B. caught up with Noah to ask him about being on the cover of Men’s Health and appearing on Ellen. Before Matt could do that, Emma and Jaxson (two of Matt’s kids) had a few questions of their own. Today’s episode is sponsored by BattlefrogSeries. Check them out now to see all the cities they will be hitting Read more […]

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World’s Toughest Mudder 2014 Predictions

Last year, Ryan Atkins went from being a total unknown to 2013 World’s Toughest Mudder. He went ahead of two time champ and perennial favorite Junyong Pak in the middle of the night and never looked back, winning by a lap. Hungry for revenge in 2014, Pak is looking to take back his title. Here is how the two stack up Name: Junyong Pak Ryan Atkins       Nickname: Pak, Pak-Man The Canadian Express       Previous WTM: 1st 2011-2012 1st 2013 2nd Read more […]

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Why Workout When You Can PLAYOUT!

Playout’s first fitness card game, “Playout: The Game” turns bodyweight exercises into games and competitions that you can play anywhere, anytime. The game saw a great deal of success as a training tool, so founder and creator Eddie Kovel, who is also a Pro OCR Racer, decided to create an OCR specific deck to help racers train for the toughest obstacles and terrain. “Looking for a new addition to your training program? Playout’s new OCR Card Game contains 30 challenging bodyweight exercises that 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 […]

Editorial

2014 Cranky Bastard 5K Race Results

Results will be updated every couple of days until 11:59 p.m., December 31, 2014, at which time the race ends, and we will not accept any further submissions. Please submit all race times to Queen of ORM at val@obstacleracingmedia.com Still need to register? Register for the Cranky Bastard 5K Virtual Race 5K Treadmill Race Results 5K Outdoor Race Results Read more […]

2014 Cranky Bastard Virtual Race Medal

2014 Cranky Bastard 5K

We are a bunch of liars When we launched the Cranky Bastard Virtual Race last year, we said it was only going to be a one-time event. That didn’t turn out too well. We had to cap the number of participants due to the number of medals on-hand, so some people did not get to race, and thus missed out on what could most likely be one of the coolest pieces of 5K finisher hardware, ever. Here’s another thing we learned – People prefer 5Ks. For those just coming to us, a 5K is more accessible Read more […]

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Selection Training Week 1, Eyes Wide Open

This first week was spent: Wrapping my head around my decision to take on GORUCK Selection Compiling some semblance of a plan Connecting and communicating with cadre, past selection candidates, and actual Special Forces soldiers Nailing physical training performance standards Last Selection class start with 83 candidates, and 52 failed the initial PT (physical training) performance standard testing, and thus were sent home, BEFORE the Selection event even started. This left only Read more […]