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Terrain Race, the Spirit Airlines of OCR?

Here at ORM, we see plenty of complaints about races. Sometimes complaints are valid, and sometimes race participants are venting about things that don’t really merit the venom that gets spilled. One of the downsides of the spread of social media … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Rain, Rain Stayed Away: Seattle Spartan Weekend

When you think of the city of Seattle, Washington you usually think of rain, but Seattle Spartan Beast and Sprint weekend had different plans.  What Seattle actually got was incredible weather with some of the most breathtaking views you can find. First off let me talk about something that can be an absolute pain for […]

Spartan Chicago (Indianapolis) Beast and Sprint

Let’s jump right into this fire. The Spartan Chicago, which on Spartan’s own website declares that it is “Just 2:30 hours away from Chicago and 1:30 hours away from Indianapolis”, is in the Eastern Time Zone. Yep, you read that right. The Spartan Chicago is an hour closer to Indianapolis, is hosted in Attica, Indiana […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Joll Roll – Let’s Talk About Race and Obstacle Racing

  Obstacle Racing Media podcast with Joll Roll. Why don’t more African – Americans participate in obstacle racing, especially at the elite level? Plus a trip to Dunkin Donuts and so much more! Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Today’s show is sponsored by MudGear – Awesome mudgear socks and now women’s tanks! Show Notes: Joll […]

Ryan Atkins and Ryan Woods

The 2 Ryans – In 3D

Ryan Atkins and Ryan Woods come back for a record 3rd appearance together. This time to discuss the West Virginia Championship, the upcoming Spartan Tahoe Championship, closing the gap on the best men and women in OCR, and much more. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Orange Mud – Innovative products that work just as well for […]

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2018 Spartan Race World Championship Predictions — Women

Time for a quick history lesson on everyone who’s been on the women’s podium at each of the Spartan Race World Championships. A total of 14 different women have claimed a spot on the podium since the first ever Spartan Race World Championship in Texas in 2011. Since the venue moved to Lake Tahoe three […]

2018 Spartan Race World Championship Predictions — Men

Here’s a quick history lesson on everyone who’s been on the podium at each of the Spartan Race World Championships.  Notice a trend?  The same guys seem to do well year after year.  In fact, only 8 separate names have occupied the 18 podium spots awarded since 2012. Course Design Race returns to Squaw Valley […]

Terrain Race

Terrain Race, the Spirit Airlines of OCR?

Here at ORM, we see plenty of complaints about races. Sometimes complaints are valid, and sometimes race participants are venting about things that don’t really merit the venom that gets spilled. One of the downsides of the spread of social media is that it has become very easy for people to complain, loudly and without […]

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Get Blitzed! Savage Blitz Maryland – Fall 2018

Earlier this year, Savage Race introduced its first ever “Savage Blitz” in Maryland. Now, they return in the fall to not only return Savage Blitz but its first-ever Savage Blitz Pro wave, which is Savage’s competitive heat. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, the course was soaked with an all-day rainstorm. But that didn’t stop […]

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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 […]

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Rea Kolbl – To all of our family and friends: You are amazing.

A while ago my husband and I were working out in a gym, and I was in a particularly bad mood; I was hungry, tired and stressed from work, but still wanted to work out, failing at it, and taking it all out on Bun, who by then was well trained in the hangry athlete […]

Considering your first OCR?

So, you’re thinking about doing your first race, but you’re nervous about hitting the big “register now” button. Guess what – I’m willing to bet that at least 90% of people who are interested in obstacle racing today sat exactly where you are sitting right now, including the pros. Yes, 90%. I’m not over exaggerating. […]