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Spartan Craft RD OCR Shoe

Spartan/Craft launch a new OCR shoe – Guarantees them for one year!

When Spartan entered a long term deal with Reebok back in 2013, the industry was excited to have shoes designed specifically for obstacle racing. Sadly, the early models never lasted long, under even moderate conditions. Reebok tried several more … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Atlanta Ragnar Trail 2019

“The road to the top is a lonely one,” is some of the absolute worst running advice I have ever received. If you look at some of the top performers, you can see that they surround themselves with some equally passionate, loving, and crazy people. These people believe in the TEAM, and with that love, […]

Wicked Ballas Rope Climb

Green Beret Challenge: Wicked Trail Race ATL 2019

Introduction I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When it comes to putting on events, Mark Ballas never fails to put on something that is out of the ordinary. So, when GBC announced that they would be doing a trail race, called Wicked Trail, I knew it would be a race not to […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace

5.17.19 Davis and Chace – Extra Late, Extra Long Edition

Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace – A weekly news show with Josh Chace and Matt B. Davis discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR related news. This week’s topics: Superheros, Wifi, Birds. OCR. Show Notes: Join The Patreon Join the OCR Discord Listen using the player below […]

Spartan Craft Pro OCR Shoe

Spartan Craft OCR Shoes with Mike Lunardelli

  Spartan reveals a new pair of OCR specific shoes made by Craft, their apparel and footwear sponsor. Learn about them with Mike Lunardelli, who is the VP of Merchandise at Spartan Race. Matt and Mike talk about Mike’s previous work with the NFL, NBA, and UFC before diving into the skinny on these new […]

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Spartan Craft RD OCR Shoe

Spartan/Craft launch a new OCR shoe – Guarantees them for one year!

When Spartan entered a long term deal with Reebok back in 2013, the industry was excited to have shoes designed specifically for obstacle racing. Sadly, the early models never lasted long, under even moderate conditions. Reebok tried several more times over the years, and yet never got it quite right. In March of 2018, Spartan […]

Spartan Race Numbers – Apr 13-14 2019 – Atlanta

Date:   Apr 13-14 2019    Venue: Lanier Islands, BUFORD GA Total Finishers: 5,096 Podium Saturday Sprint Men Women 1 Ken Corigliano 1 Laura Rogers 2 Nathan Frantz 2 Michelle Kasold 3 Bill Heatherly 3 Rachel Watters   North American Championships Qualification – Men 1 Kyle Crane 2 Elias Koehler 3 Clint Mally 4 Joe Doster 5 Lincoln […]

Spartan Race Numbers – Apr 13-14 2019 – Citifield Stadion

Date:   Apr 13-14 2019    Venue: Citi Field, NEW YORK NY Total Finishers: 7,759 Podium Saturday Sprint Men Women 1 Isaiah Vidal 1 Orla Walsh 2 Matthew Kempson 2 Cassandra Ohman 3 Brakken Kraker 3 Tiffany Palmer   North American Championships Qualification – Men 1 Isaiah Vidal 2 Matthew Kempson 3 Greyson Kilgore 4 Joshua Riedlinger 5 […]

Spartan Race Numbers – Apr 13-14 2019 – Seattle

Date:   Apr 13-14 2019    Venue: Meadow Wood Equestrian Center, SNOHOMISH WA Total Finishers: 5,640 Podium Saturday Super Men Women 1 Ryan Atkins 1 Lindsay Webster 2 Veejay Jones 2 Nicole Mericle 3 Ryan Kent 3 Rea Kolbl   Podium Sunday Sprint Men Women 1 Aaron Newell 1 Amanda Nadeau 2 Ryan Kent 2 Kaci […]

Editorial

Why aren’t you faster?

“If more information were the answer we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs” -Derek Sivers Back when I was racing, there was a conversation that would come up almost every weekend. It was always the same conversation, and it usually went the same way. “Listen,” a ‘green’ racer would say, “I want to improve, I […]

Is There Potential For VR In Obstacle Racing?

  The main limitation on virtual reality is locomotion. In the simplest terms, people just can’t move around with headsets obscuring their real-world vision, no matter how tempting it may be to do so within a given virtual program. It’s largely for this reason that, as promising as it is, VR hasn’t fully taken off […]

Worlds Toughest Mudder Mendoza

World’s Toughest Mudder – An Ode to Pissing in My Wetsuit

When I think about the world’s toughest race A mudder that put me in my place The memory that I cannot replace Is pissing in my wetsuit I registered in the previous year My training plan became more clear A piece of training I never went near Was pissing in my wetsuit The forecast was […]