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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 … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Spartan Virginia: Sprint and Super Weekend

Yes, sprint and super, not the other way around. Virginia was the first time I’ve run a Spartan where I had to complete the sprint first, and then the super. Let me tell you- that was significantly more challenging than it was the other way around! There were several differences between the two races, making […]

Highlander Assault 2018

Upgraded and beefed up is the best way to describe year 2 of the Highlander Assault. Held on October 6th in Holiday Hills, Illinois the Scottish themed event featured 4 different race lengths: Open class 4-mile, Open class 8-mile, Elite class 12 mile, and Elite class 24 mile. A free kids challenge course was offered […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Jon Albon Spartan Tahoe

Jon Albon – 2018 Spartan World Champion

What actually happened at the tire flip in Tahoe. What may stop him from winning the $1 Million Challenge. PS, it’s not what you think. How he’s showing the world that OCR racers are serious athletes. What’s the only vitamin he takes? The VJ XTRM shoe he helped design. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Rugged […]

Georgia Savage Fall Race 2018

Heathyr Marie Yuri Force Joby Peake Kevin Thompson Cody Wood Stephen Wilk Chris Stansel Jamie Styles/Chrissy McFarland JD Allen/Justin Williams/Joll Roll/Michael Mitchell Brenna Matty T. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Savage Race : New obstacles, new locations, new syndicate medal. Check them out at Savage Race.com Listen using the player below or the iTunes/Stitcher links […]

More OCR News

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 […]

The Fab Five Females Of OCR

In OCR’s relatively short history, we have not seen intense competition from this many rivals near the top from either gender. If you have viewed the Spartan on NBC series in recent years, you may have watched Amelia versus Rose, Hunter battle Hobie, or even Atkins and Woodsy go back and forth for the top […]

Spartan Women 2018

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 […]

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 […]