Random, I Mean Rugged, Maniac


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On today’s episode, you’ll hear from

Michael Mitchell, Charley Harper, Jade Kelly, Carlos Greene, Andrew Henry, Light, and various others at The Atlanta Rugged Maniac from Aug 17, 2019.

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Photos by: Brantley Moore

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8.14.19 Davis and Chace – Wrong Wave Hot Chocolate


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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: More notes about Spartan Rules. Josh meets Elvi. Josh does the wrong wave. Matt admits VeeJay is great!

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Davis and Chace theme music composed by Charmian Lee!

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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: Seb David joins Matt and Josh to break down the 2019 NorAm Champs. Spartan released a bunch of rules yesterday, so we talk about that as well.

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Aaron “Snoopy” Newell


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Aaron Newell just did super well at the North American OCR Championships placing 3rd in the 3K and 2nd in the 15K. He then raced twice on Sunday as part of the winning men’s team and the 2nd place Co-Ed team.

This is an unfiltered chat about his buddy Woodsy, the current state of OCR, getting faster, OCR Coaching, and more.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Ragnar Relay – Get out runragnar.com and get $80 any street or trail team relay using code ORM2019.

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NorAm Champs Results

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Amelia Boone Is Human


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When Amelia Boone entered the World’s Toughest Mudder in December of 2011, she was an unknown 27-year-old attorney living in Chicago. A few of her buddies thought it might be cool to try out this crazy, overnight version of an obstacle racing event called The Tough Mudder. 24 plus hour later, she was the 2nd placed female. It turns out only a handful of all participants (men or women) could endure the freezing temperatures and water submersions.

By the end of 2015, Amelia would appear on 35 obstacle racing podiums. Many sponsors jumped on board along with several mainstream media articles, one dubbing her “The Queen of Pain”. Some of her best performances would be in the longest and most difficult events in the obstacle racing space. She won both the World’s Toughest Mudder and multi-day Spartan Death Race 3 times each. She even entered a local 30K trail race in December and won that too.

In February of 2016, Amelia continued to excel as a remarkable endurance athlete. She finished 2nd in the Sean O’Brien 100K and earned a Golden Ticket at The Western States 100-mile race. A Western States entry is one of the most sought-after prizes in ultra-running. A couple of months later, her huge high became a pride crushing disappointment as Amelia fractured her femur and had to postpone her Western States debut.

The following two years became a series of injuries and “semi – comebacks”.  Amelia struggled, as she would race, get injured, rehab, race, get injured, and then repeat the cycle. Rumors swirled about Amelia as people watched her rise and fall with injuries. People quietly judged and wondered why she was frequently breaking bones. Sadly, as with any woman in the public eye, their looks and bodies are scrutinized. You’re either too thin, or too fat, or too much makeup or not enough.

One month ago, Amelia wrote about her lifelong struggles with anorexia, which she had never spoken or written about publicly. Here is an excerpt.

“I had spent the past 20 years starving. Literally: not just physically, but emotionally. I was tired of fighting and so fucking tired of being hungry.”

On this episode of the podcast, Amelia Boone talks about:

  • What led her to check herself into treatment at Opal Food and Body.
  • How and why she does gratitude lists every morning.
  • What NOT to say to someone who struggles with an eating disorder.
  • The backlash to being in the spotlight.
  • Why “Spartan Up” isn’t necessarily a good solution to a problem.
  • Her plan to be at World’s Toughest Mudder at 2019 for one last time?

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All things Amelia Boone

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Ashley and Athena – Death Race 2019


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Ashley Seeger and Athena Ora survived 3 plus days and were 2 of the remaining few who finished this year’s Peak Death Race in Pittsfield, Vermont.

Let’s talk to them about how it went down, and what’s next for them.

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Savage Race – The best obstacles. The perfect distance. Classic and Blitz at every venue!

Show Notes:

Video of Athena winning The Death Race.

Ashley Seeger – Becoming BadAss

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