Nicole Mericle and Photo Miracles

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Today’s episode features an episode with the winner of the most recent Spartan US Championship race, Nicole Mericle. She surprised almost everyone with her 8 second come from behind victory at the Monterey Spartan Super. We catch up about that event and much more.

We also bring back Mo from Sweatworks. He introduces something that will revolutionize photos for races, sponsors, and athletes; facial recognition.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

LegendBorne –  LegendBorne Sportswear is a veteran owned company that produces elite custom products. Carry your legacy. Suit Up!

Original Warrior Pak is the online, one stop shop for all your OCR needs. So get your Blood, Sweat and Gear at OriginalWarriorPak.com

Show Notes:

The link to test out the new photo recognition software. (If you did not participate in race in the link, just screenshot anyone’s face. Then, upload that screenshot, and then search.)

Nicole Mericle Athlinks

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Ryan Stratis

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Ryan Stratis

Ryan Stratis sits down to talk about being on all seasons of American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior. We also talk about obstacle races, training, and his favorite karaoke tracks.
Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Human Octane – Demolish barriers with f#cking awesome OCR apparel.
Rugged Maniac – $5 off when you use the code PODCAST.

Show Notes:

Stratis and other ninjas take on Savage Race.

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Tough Mudder Extreme Obstacle Challenge 2017

Tough Mudder is giving anyone who chooses to, the opportunity to design one of their obstacles. If your design is chosen as a winner, the obstacle will be tested, and potentially be used at a future Tough Mudder event.

This is the 2nd time TMHQ has run this contest. Last year’s contest’s winner was Daniel Hiscoke from the United Kingdom. He designed something called “Ladders Of Success”, which made it all the way to beta testing. Daniel was even flown to New York to see his dream obstacle tested out. Read more about that here.

We never saw the obstacle after that, which I suppose means enough kinks weren’t worked out to make it official course worthy.

Regardless, now is your chance to take a crack at designing the next cool TM obstacle.

Additional details from TMHQ:

  • Launching today, the competition invites people from all over the world to submit an idea for Tough Mudder’s next new obstacle which could be made into a reality for 2018.
  • The winner will receive flights and accommodation to Las Vegas for our alpha testing, which is the third step of our ‘Innovation Team’s’ 5-step process.
    • Winners will get to watch their obstacle come to life, as well as test others that are being considered for our 2018 obstacle menu.
    • The winner will meet the evil geniuses that come up with Tough Mudder’s obstacles and work alongside the team in developing and bringing the next obstacle to life. 
  • We are accepting nominations from 6/15-6/21 and the Mudder community will help vote on the finalists. The TMHQ Innovation Team will choose a winner on June 30.

The new webpage about how you can enter is here.

Alyssa Hawley

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Alyssa Hawley Podcast

On today’s show we talk with Spartan Race Pro Team member, Alyssa Hawley. At the time we chatted, she had just won the first race in the U.S. Championship Series in Seattle. She has since finished 3rd at the Monterey Super, which keeps her tied for the lead in the Series. Enjoy this talk, where we learn a little more about her.

This episode also features the world premiere of “World’s Toughest #1”, the brand new release from J.D. Allen. J.D. did media for Obstacle Racing Media at WTM in 2014. He was so inspired, he chose to don the wetsuit and got 40 miles in 2015 and 50 miles in 2016. J.D. then snagged 25 at Toughest Atlanta just a few weeks ago.
Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Wetsuit Wearhouse – Save 15% using coupon code ORM on all purchases.

Udder Mud Run – Use code ORM for $10 off this race that takes place August 5, 2017.

Show Notes:

Alyssa at Athlinks.

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Tough Mudder X Interview

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Tough Mudder X

An interview with Nolan Kombol and Chris Maltbie from Tough Mudder Headquarters all about the new Tough Mudder X.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Savage Race : New obstacles, new locations, new syndicate medal. Check them out at Savage Race.com

Obstacle Guard – Code ORM gets you 10% off all orders in the U.S.

Show Notes:

Our recent article with the brand new news about Tough Mudder X.

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