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Race Recap: Rugged Maniac Portland, Oregon 2017

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

There are so many great things to be said about this race! This was my very first time running Rugged Maniac and it was AMAZING! This year, Rugged Maniac- Portland was held at the Portland International Raceway which has always made for some pretty great racing terrain.

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Spartan Race Announces New Gatorz Eyewear Sponsorship

Spartan Race announced a new partner for the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship this fall with Gatorz Eyewear coming on as a sponsor. Gatorz Eyewear is also an official sponsor of the Reebok CrossFit Games. Gatorz has been a leader in durable eyewear for over 25 years

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Tough Mudder Names Guinness Blonde American Lager New Beer Sponsor

Tough Mudder announces today a new "Official Beer Partner" for the obstacle racing company. Participants will soon be raising a pint of Guinness Blonde American Lager at the finish line. Today Tough Mudder welcomes Guinness Blonde American Lager as the "Official Beer Partner" of the United States Tough Mudders. This lighter offering from Guinness is a flavorful lager with citrusy notes.

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Race Recap – Bonefrog NJ: Technical Obstacle Training

Almost one year to the date I started training my friend John for OCR. It [...]

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Badass Women of OCR: Amanda Fex and the Ladies of River City Fitness

Primarily, this article series was focusing on the individual efforts of the Badass Women in OCR, but when Amanda’s name was brought up to me as a nomination, I was excited. As I learned more about her and the group from River City fitness, the words that came to my mind were: motivation, teamwork, community, family, and strength.

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Episode Recap – Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 Episode 2

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Our hosts wondered aloud if there were demons in this race. Perhaps not. But there were quite a few near-death experiences to help drive a few competitors to some very strong showing. Yet one girl from the Wall Street Warriors said, “You have to sacrifice everything for one another to win.” Personal sacrifice may make you a lot of money in the Manhattan Financial District, but teamwork makes you a winner on SUTC, demons or not.

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OCR News Weekly – June 16 2017

On OCR News Weekly this week, a tragedy in The Netherlands, Spartan Race 24-Hour event in Iceland, Tough Mudder Obstacle Design, and new Warrior Dash Venue. That and results from around the globe and this weekend's race calendar.

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Tough Mudder HQ Talks Tough Mudder X

Tough Mudder X is coming up on July 14, 2017, in Minnesota. Mud Run Guide sat down with part of the team at Tough Mudder HQ to talk about the event, some of the athletes, how to train, and more. Joining the conversation are Nolan Kombol, E-Rock, Chris Maltbie, and Angela Alfano talk some of the details going on behind the scenes at Tough Mudder leading up to Tough Mudder X.

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Brian Boyle’s Journey to a Spartan Race Trifecta

Every athlete has a moment in their life that has inspired them to set their mind on achieving a goal within their sport of interest. They train for many hours, for many weeks, months, and even years. They train their minds and bodies on accomplishing that goal, and when that moment comes in competition when they don’t think they can go that extra step or mile, that is when they reflect back on that moment that inspired them to pursue this journey in the first place. This is where the real test begins.

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Faces at the Races — Nate Jones

I am 15 years old and I am just finishing up my freshman year in high school. I’ve been active in team sports since I was 5 when I joined my first soccer team and I continue to play with a local select team when I am not training for my high school cross-country or track teams.

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