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OCR World Championships 2019 – What’s New, What’s Not

Adventurey, the company that produces the North American OCR Championships and the OCR World Championships, announced the location, and several additional details for the 2019 World Champs. We've listed them below along with ORM thoughts on … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

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Hammer Race Fall 2018 – Hammers and Hills and Tires, Oh My!

For those of you who don’t know Hammer Race is a beloved local Minnesota 10k OCR that requires each runner to carry an 8lb or heavier sledge hammer through some of the Midwest’s toughest terrain.  If you know me you know that I’m a rig guy, I love monkey bars and rope climbs.  Bucket carries […]

Spartan Beast Windsor 2018

This review may be my last. Spartan Beast Windsor has potentially sent me into early retirement. On a rainy, miserable Saturday morning, me and my brother Dai, made the lengthy journey to Windsor. Before I had even set foot on the Spartan site, I was wet. I’d had a headache and so decided to take […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Worlds Toughest Mudder 2018 Friday Podcast

World’s Toughest Mudder 2019 – Part One

Friday from The Pit, and from the Community Dinner Featuring – Ja Shua Ried 3AM Waterfalls (John Fagan and Tony Fontana) Tyler Nash Fabian Brightsommer – (Getting Tough) Trevor Cichosz Kris Mendoza/JD Allen/Joe Perry Harley Armstrong Morgan McKay Corinne Kohlen and Josue Stephens Stop Being Fat Greg Boehl Mike Stefano and Katelyn Ritter

World's Toughest Mudder 2018 Eli Hutchison

2018 World’s Toughest Mudder Preview – Eli Hutchison

New World’s Toughest Mudder obstacles, earning World’s Toughest golden carabiners, and more with Eli Hutchison. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Worried about that cold water during your race? Shop over 25,000 wetsuits and accessories at wetsuitwearhouse.com. Wetsuit Wearhouse stocks all styles of wetsuits, as well as boots, gloves, and hoods to keep you warm once […]

More OCR News

Will Dean Steps Away as CEO Tough Mudder

Will Dean “steps back” from CEO role at Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder sent out a press release this morning stating they are splitting the company into 2 separate entities. The Tough Mudder Boot Camp, launched late last year, will be one company, and the “events company” will be the other. TMHQ announced they are “in the process of securing capital investment…in order to allow both businesses […]

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Mudder’s Guide to WTM 2018 aka Some Things To Know About The ATL

Let’s get this out of the way first. It’s Atlanta, ATL, The ATL, A-Town, The Big A, The A, or d’ A. People who live in San Francisco, don’t appreciate “Frisco”. People in Boston, do not call it “Beantown”. “. So yeah, no one here likes “Hot-Lanta”, so just leave that shit at home. Getting […]

OCR World Championships 2019 – What’s New, What’s Not

Adventurey, the company that produces the North American OCR Championships and the OCR World Championships, announced the location, and several additional details for the 2019 World Champs. We’ve listed them below along with ORM thoughts on each. Back in The U.K. October 11 – 13, 2019. Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, UK. The site of Nuclear Races. […]

Spartan World Championship Podium 2018

  MEN’S ELITE WOMEN’S ELITE  Jonathan Albon  2:07:04  Lindsay Webster  2:25:27  Ryan Atkins  2:07:29  Rebecca Hammond  2:29:40  Robert Killian  2:10:05  Zuzana Kocumova  2:31:18  Ryan Woods  2:13:57  Faye Stenning  2:32:17  Cody Moat  2:14:19  Rea Kolbl  2:40:08   MEN’S TEAM WOMEN’S TEAM  Team Canada  1:40:27  Team Canada  2:03:33  Team USA  1:40:57  Team USA  2:07:43  Team USA  1:41:47 […]

Editorial

Evolution of the Series

I’ve been knocked out from electrocution. I’ve been immersed in ice within a breath of hypothermia. I’ve been driven to my knees by a death march up the side of a mountain. In the 4 short years I’ve come to eat, sleep and breathe obstacle course racing I’ve suffered. And along the way I’ve lived […]

The Last 10 Percent

Racing, as in life, is made up of so many different little parts. If you focus too much on one thing, it’s like stepping up too close to a painting. Sure, you can appreciate the brush strokes, but you’ll miss out on the whole picture. The overarching beauty of the masterpiece before you. Or maybe […]

Joe Desena, Spartan CEO

Lose Weight Or Die In Vermont, An AI Story

In recent years an AI program wrote a novel that made it past the first round of a Japanese literary competition, and a new Harry Potter novel, created with the Botnik learning machine made waves in literary circles. While predictive text generators struggle with plot, dialogue, and overall sensibility, they do possess a remarkable ability to […]