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The Muddies – Mud Run Guide's Best of OCR 2018

December 10th, 2018|1 Comment

Now in our 5th year, we've sorted through nearly 20,000 individual nominations in 34 different categories to provide you the opportunity to vote for the Best of the Best!

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Tough Mudder Goes Solo

You did the research, and you want it all. The pulse-pounding world-class obstacles that’ll test your toughness, the mouth-watering local eats, the killer live entertainment, and the frosty cold beer(s) to wash it all down. The only thing stopping you is that your usual crew can’t hit the mud with you.

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Living with Uncontrollable FOMO

I, like all of you, felt the urge to throw cash at my computer screen with every Black Friday & Cyber Monday email that screamed with unbeatable deals for the 2019 race season. At one point, I had my bank app open on my phone while I collected an excessive number of RAM-stressing tabs highlighting unbeatable race deals in my laptop’s browser all while sitting just inches from my ever-growing handwritten Christmas shopping list on the table...

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2018 Spartan ULTRA World Championships Results

Eligible for the $1 million prize after completing two out of three challenges in Spartan’s “$1 Million Trifecta,” Jonathan Albon took on a brutally cold Spartan ULTRA World Championships course and faced the best OCR athletes on the planet - how did he fare in Reykjavik, Iceland?

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Mudgear Review – The Everyday Athlete

So, something new happened. I was asked to review some performance apparel from MudGear. Not being the typical premier OCR athlete that would review gear, I tried to think of the best possible way to really put this gear through its paces.

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Road to World's Toughest Mudder Airs Tomorrow on CBS

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Tomorrow CBS is set to air the one-hour preview show "Road to World's Toughest Mudder" at 1:30 pm eastern time. The show will highlight the journey of some of the topic contenders from the 2018 World's Toughest Mudder.

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Training Tuesday: The Spear Throw

This Training Tuesday we are mixing it up. We bring you a new series of tutorials from racers just like you. Our crew has stepped up to present weekly tutorials for some of your favorite obstacles and also training tips. This week I tackle the Spear Throw.

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder's 10 Minute Six Pack Abs

This week on Training Tuesday we look to the folks over at Tough Mudder for some inspiration. This at-home workout video with Meagan Martin features a 10 min six pack abs workout that will help you get in shape and train for in Tough Mudder 2019.

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Salming and Savage Renew and Strengthen Partnership for 2019

“As the sport of OCR continues to boom, it was important for us to find a company that we could continue to grow with.  We partnered with Savage for four events in 2018 and were blown away by the athlete response and race day atmosphere,” said David Field, CEO for Salming North America. “Lloyd and his team at Savage do an incredible job of creating a one of kind experience for each and every racer.  From the start line, to the finish line festival, each Savage race has been a blast, and we can’t wait to kick off the new season with them in a few months.” 

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Race Recap: 2018 Spartan Race AT&T Park Sprint

Obstacle course racing and attending baseball games are two of my favorite things. Unfortunately, in [...]

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