Learning To Tolerate The Tension Of Opposites

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Discussing the tension of opposites in terms of race, and all of existence (heavy enough for you?!) with Doctor Lara Pence.

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Movie Discourse with Davis, Chace, and Bond.

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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: Matt B. Davis, Josh Chace, and Molly Bond do a Top 20 Movie Favorites list. All 3 lists have some genuine surprises. How does your list compare to our hosts?

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Boston Marathon Cancelled

Boston Marathon Cancelled

The 2020 Boston Marathon has been cancelled. Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh made the announcement this afternoon in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association. Last Friday, Mayor Walsh said the final decision on whether to hold the race in 2020 would be made soon.

The race was postponed for the first time in history earlier this year. On March 13, The April 20 date was moved to September 14 due to COVID-19.

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The next Boston Marathon will be run on, Monday, April 19, (Patriots Day) 2021. Those Boston Marathon participants registered for 2020 have an option to run a virtual version of the race to receive their medal.

The race has been run for 124 years without interruption, prior to today’s announcement.

Some news for those interested in other major races in the US:

For a virtual race, you can run this weekend, check out UltraVirusRace.com

For the latest Spartan Race cancellations – click here.

For the first Post COVID -19 Spartan Race, to be held in Jacksonville, Florida- click here.

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Below is the email sent to all 2020 Boston Marathon Participants:

Dear Boston Marathoner,

We hope this message finds you healthy and well. Today, we write to notify you that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual Boston Marathon will be complemented by a series of virtual events throughout the second week of September.

“Our top priority continues to be safeguarding the health of the community, as well as our staff, participants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters,” said Tom Grilk, C.E.O. of the B.A.A. “While we cannot bring the world to Boston in September, we plan to bring Boston to the world for an historic 124th Boston Marathon.”

All participants who were originally registered for the April 20, 2020 event will be offered a refund for their full entry fee associated with the race and will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual Boston Marathon, which can be run any time between September 7–14. The B.A.A. will also offer a series of virtual events and activities throughout September’s Marathon Week in an effort to bring the Boston Marathon experience to the constituencies that the organization serves here in Boston, across the United States, and around the world.

Virtual offerings for participants during that week will include exclusive panel discussions, champions interviews, and a downloadable Boston Marathon toolkit that includes signature race elements such as a printable finish line, winner’s breaktape, and more. Further details will be sent to all entrants in the near future.

Participants in the virtual 2020 Boston Marathon will be required to complete the 26.2 mile distance within a six hour time period and provide proof of timing to the B.A.A. All athletes who complete the virtual race will receive an official Boston Marathon program, participant t-shirt, medal, and runner’s bib.

More information, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, can be found at our website, www.baa.org.

The B.A.A. 5K scheduled for September 12 has also been canceled due to coronavirus. All participants who were originally registered for the April 18, 2020 event will be offered a refund. More information will be sent to participants.

The 2020 Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 20, was postponed to September 14, 2020 by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.A.A. has been regularly communicating with city and state officials to discuss all efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. For the 35th year, John Hancock will serve as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon.

We appreciate your continued support, and look forward to bringing the Boston Marathon to you in September.

The Boston Athletic Association

Household Discourse With Davis and Stace

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Stacie and Matt Davis discuss:

  • The reopening of The YMCA.
  • 911 Lone Star.
  • Continued Parenting Troubles.
  • Hello Period.

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Hunter and Kempson Respond To Online Critics Of Murph Record Attempt

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Hunter Kempson Murph

Yesterday, Hunter McIntyre set out to break the record for fastest known Murph time. Many did not know that Matt Kempson would be there, going for broke as well. We spoke with both men to get their thoughts on the internet comments that followed yesterday’s live stream. We also chatted with Team Red White and Blue’s Mike Erwin about how RWB got involved in the record breaking attempt.

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Hunter McIntyre “Murph” World Record Live Feed

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Updates –

Obstacle Racing Media will be providing live Memorial Day Weekend coverage of Hunter McIntyre’s world record “Murph Workout” attempt from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Hunter will be completing the workout beginning at 6:30AM EST time on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

“Murph” consists of a 1 Mile Run, 100 Pull-Ups, 200 Push Ups, 300 Squats and another 1 Mile Run. The workout is done for time while wearing a 20 pound weight vest.

Many mortals break up or “partition” the workout by going back and worth with 10s, 20s or 50s of the various exercises. Hunter, who is part manimal, part machine, will do the entire workout as it was intended.

While there is no official Guinness Book of World Record for Murph, the Men’s unpartitioned record is widely considered to be 38:40 by Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson, at the 2015 CrossFit Games. The best partitioned times are held by Josh Bridges and Mat Fraser who did it in 34:38 and 35:48 respectively, at the 2016 CrossFit Games.

In Hunter’s recent video series , he has stated his real goal is a “sub 30 time”.

The world record Murph attempt will be judged by Chris McNamara of Evolution Athletics.

We will be providing interviews and behind the scenes footage beginning tomorrow.

The live feed of Hunter’s Murph Record Attempt will be here on our YouTube Channel.

Additional interviews and content will be available on our Facebook and Instagram channels.