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Race Recap: Hannibal Race (Lebanon)

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Lebanon’s first OCR World Championships Qualifying event, the Puma Hannibal Race, took place last weekend in Le Plateau de Bakish in the mountains east of Beirut.  My Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Teammate Brenna Calvert and I had the pleasure of attending the event to see what OCR looks like in the Middle East.

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The Battlegrounds to Offer Mud Run Training Outside of St. Louis

The Battlegrounds outside of St. Louis, Missouri soon will be offering training days in August and September. The Battlegrounds is a permanent obstacle course set on a vineyard and winery.

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Reebok All-Terrains: A Tale of Two Shoes

A long time ago at an obstacle course far, far away, I spotted a pair of shoes I’d only seen in pictures.  They almost looked alien in their bright red and yellow coloring.  They were the Reebok All-Terrains, OCR’s introduction to the specialized shoe for the budding sport.

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Race Recap: Rugged Maniac New Jersey 2017

I stayed a little closer to home and ran Rugged Maniac. And I’m glad I did. I have nothing against a more challenging race and I do those as well but I don’t feel the need to beat up my body every time I step onto a course. Sometimes It’s just about having a good time and being with amazing people and that’s what I found at Rugged.

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Badass Women of OCR: Krista Markham

Krista Markham was nominated for my article series by friends of hers.  From what I understand she is the epitome of “Never Stop”, “Never Give up”. Having been diagnosed at a young age with severe asthma, she was limited in the activities she could do, but that didn’t stop her from trying. I find this inspiring, as many people see a health diagnosis as a stopping point in life, and fall into deep depressions. 

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Episode Recap: Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 Semi's and Finale

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

NBC moved the semi-finals to Sunday night as a two-hour special. However, as many of you know by now, the program turned out to be the news as NBC producers chose to let NASCAR complete the final lap. Hopefully this was no indication of things to come as I finally got to watch the replay on

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Episode Recap: American Grit Season 2 Episode 7: Role Reversal

American Grit Season 2 episode 7 starts with the competitors are waiting to see who will return from the double elimination. Richard is apparently really comfortable with the crew as he lets off some gas.

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OCR News Weekly – July 21, 2017

Welcome to OCR News Weekly for Friday, July 21 2017. Tough Mudder goes X, Spartan Doubles up on Palmerton, The OCR World Championships goes long down under, Savage Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Bone Frog and much more!

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Race Recap: Tough Mudder New York 2017

Tough Mudder asks, “When Was The Last Time You Did Something For The First Time?” I am going to take it a step further and add, “When was the last time you TRULY felt like part of a team?”

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Training Tuesday: Balance Beam

Balance is a key factor in obstacle course racing and mud run. Whether the beam is fixed, wobbly, zig zag, over water, or some other variation it's still all about balance. Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton show us how to successfully navigate this obstacle racing staple obstacle.

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