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Tough Mudder London North: New Venue, New Obstacles

Considering the venue had a last-minute attack of the English disease that is NIMBY’ism (not in my backyard).  The local council decided to pull the plug on the traffic management arrangements, 48hrs before the event was due to start.  Add all this … [Read More...]

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Electric eel back with a Bang

Tough Mudder London North: New Venue, New Obstacles

Considering the venue had a last-minute attack of the English disease that is NIMBY’ism (not in my backyard).  The local council decided to pull the plug on the traffic management arrangements, 48hrs before the event was due to start.  Add all this to the fact England was playing in the World Cup quarter-final, it is […]

X Warrior Black Ops 12 Hour in Barrhead Alberta

X Warrior is a new obstacle course company that is making a name for itself. It originated on Canadian soil in Calgary. From 2016 X Warrior Challenge has been testing the waters with their own obstacles. They also have an OCRWC qualifying race. On June 23, 2018, The X Warrior Challenge had its first Black […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Kyoul Cha

Kyoul comes on the program to discuss: Meeting Matt doing burpees in Temecula 2014. Becoming a wildland “hot shot” firefighter. Working as a Spartan Endurance leader. Creating innovative events Three Elements Endurance and Firefighter Fit Endurance. Much more. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: runragnar.com   Enter code ORM18ALL for $60 OFF any 2018 Ragnar Relay Trail or Street Series […]

Jon Albon – OCR Euros and Tougher UK

Jon Albon on the recent European OCR World Championships, Tougher Mudder UK, and the rest of 2018. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Savage Race : New obstacles, new locations, new syndicate medal. Check them out at Savage Race.com Show Notes: Jon’s blog Jon on Strava Listen using the player below or the iTunes/Stitcher links at […]

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Exclusive: Spartan Race Canada Rocky Mountain Trifecta Maps

If you’re running in the Spartan Race Canada Rocky Mountain Trifecta Weekend at Kimberley British Columbia this weekend, feast your eyes on these maps! The Spartan Sprint This is going to be 8 kilometers in distance. I’m not sure what the number 13 obstacle “wrecked” is? The Super The middle distance is on Sunday – […]

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Father and Son: A Journey to the DC Spartan Finish Line

My dad has attended each one of my OCR events since I started competing in the sport a few years ago. It’s special because we travel to the races together, I always give him a high five and a hug before the race starts, and I see him smiling and cheering for me when I […]

2018 USAOCR National Championships Coming to San Diego in December

Press Release 2018 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OF OBSTACLE COURSE RACING COMING TO SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO, CA, July 3rd – USA Obstacle Course Racing (USAOCR) is excited to announce the 2018 US National Championships of Obstacle Course Racing from December 1-2. It will be held at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, an Official […]

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Toughest Mudder Results – Toughest Mudder East

With the Canadian super duo of Ryan and Lindsay taking this one off, there were at least 2 podium spots  open for the Toughest Mudder East, taking place near Boston this year.  (The Atkins’ both competed at the Spartan Chicago earlier in the day). Stair climber Shaun Stephens-Whale came in first, running 45 miles. This […]

Editorial

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. […]