Tough Mudder Introduces Their 2018 Pro Team/Competitive Series

12:20pm Update – Here is the podcast interview.

In September of 2017, TMHQ announced the first ever Tough Mudder Pro Team. Ryan Atkins, Lindsay Webster, Hunter McIntyre and Stef Bishop had already been featured on most of TM’s online content, so few were surprised.  Today, the 2018 team is being announced much sooner in the year. TMHQ revealed this morning that Ryan, Lindsay, and Hunter are all coming back, and they have added two more women. The first is Corinna Coffin. Corinna had been mostly dormant in OCR since BattleFrog folded in the fall of 2016. She came back last July to win the first ever Tough Mudder X.

The second woman is Allison Tai. Along with being the favorite guest of The World’s Toughest Podcast, Allison won last year’s Holy Grail Leaderboard (Total competitive miles) with 305 total miles. Stef Bishop is not returning to the team. Stef won World’s Toughest Mudder in 2016, then had a relatively disappointing 2017 Tough Mudder season.

Matt B. Davis spoke to TMHQ’s Eli Hutchison and Corinna Coffin to discuss some of the news. The podcast episode will be released later today, so be sure to download it so you can listen to it on your next run.

Matt and Eli will be talking about the evolution of the competitive series. Many Mudders enjoyed the Tougher and Toughest events in 2017, as well as Tough Mudder X and World’s Toughest Mudder. Tough Mudder is now calling these events, Fittest, Fastest, and Toughest, with the culmination being World’s Toughest Mudder on November 10th and 11th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Check out the video introducing the different championship series here!

Photo Credits: Tough Mudder

Asheville Spartan 2017 Part Two


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This episode could also be called : Asheville Finish Line Fun Plus Messner.

First you are going to hear several back to back interviews from the finish line at the Asheville Spartan Super.

Ryan Woods, Matt Kempson, Hobie Call, Robert Killian, Ian Hosek, Cody King, Nicole Mericle, Lindsay Webster, Rea Kobl, Faye Stenning, Alyssa Hawley, and a few more special drop in guests.

Then I have my first sit down with Laura Messner. 5 years worth of episodes, and I have never had Laura on the show. So it was nice to have her come by the ORM tent for a (mostly) uninterrupted chat.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

The Barber Beast  – Sept 9, 2017. 10 miles. 30 obstacles. 1 goal. 

Rugged Maniac – $5 off when you use the code PODCAST.

Show Notes:

Laura Messner on IG

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Ryan Stratis

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Ryan Stratis sits down to talk about being on all seasons of American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior. We also talk about obstacle races, training, and his favorite karaoke tracks.
Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Human Octane – Demolish barriers with f#cking awesome OCR apparel.
Rugged Maniac – $5 off when you use the code PODCAST.

Show Notes:

Stratis and other ninjas take on Savage Race.

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Amelia Boone – Back To The Future

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Amelia 2013

About 4 years and 200 episodes ago, I talked to Amelia Boone about the shocking (at the time) revelations that the Tough Mudder team had just announced about that year’s upcoming WTM. Since Amelia and I had already spoken earlier this week, I thought it would be fun to replay this old interview as well.

When I dug into that old episode, I found a gem with my daughter Emma, old ads, and more. So listen in to this exciting snapshot into the OCR landscape that was 2013.

Also, today’s Amelia talks about her recent Texas race performance, her time in the new Spartan Live booth, and the upcoming Monterey Super.
Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

BattleGrounds – Sept 23, 2017. Use code ORM10 for $10 off registration.

Show Notes:

A fun video from Mud Guts and Glory 2013.

The original June 2013 episode in it’s entirety.

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Savage Georgia – Spring 2017

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Savage Race Wheel World

Today’s show has several live interviews including:

  • Podium finishers Woods, Alexandra Walker, Matt Kempson, Jamie Styles and more.
  • Start Line Extraordinaire Matty T.
  • Matty T turning the tables on Matt B.
  • A car ride home to remember.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Health IQ – If you do at least 2 OCR’s this year, you can save money on life insurance.
Human Octane – Demolish barriers with f#cking awesome OCR apparel.

Show Notes:

Complete Results – Athlinks

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Cerebrun – Lessons From An OCR Failure

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Back in early 2012, Jeff Neal has a genius idea to put on an obstacle race and make millions, or at least thousands. Tough Mudder, Spartan, and Warrior Dash were printing money as far as he could tell, so how hard could it be? We dive into all that went wrong, and some that went right in this history lesson in OCR.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Savage Race : New obstacles, new locations, new syndicate medal. Check them out at Savage Race.com

Buff USA: BUFF® is offering 15% off your next purchase at buffusa.com. Just use the code “ORM”

Show Notes:

Jeff’s blog where he lays it all out.

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