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About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret is Editor-in-Chief of Mud Run Guide. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race as a competitor. She founded DirtinYourSkirt.com, an OCR community for women as well as former contributing editor for Mud and Obstacle Magazine and industry expert for About.com. She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.

OCR World Championships 15K Classic Distance Women to Watch

By |October 13th, 2017|

The 15K classic distance at the OCR World Championships is set to take place on Saturday. For many athletes, this is the race they spend the whole year training for, whether they are in the pro or age group divisions. This year over sixty-seven nations will be represented and competition is getting more intense each year.

2017 OCR World Championships 15K Men to Watch

By |October 12th, 2017|

The 15K classic distance at the OCR World Championships is set to take place on Saturday. For many athletes, this is the race they spend the whole year training for, whether they are in the pro or age group divisions. This year over sixty-seven nations will be represented and competition is getting more intense each year. 

2017 OCR World Championships 3K Course: Women to Watch

By |October 11th, 2017|

OCR World Championships brings back the popular Short Course Championships with another obstacle-filled 3-kilometer race. The short and fast course will feature over fourteen obstacles and signature brands from around the world.

2017 OCR World Championships 3K Course: Men to Watch

By |October 10th, 2017|

OCR World Championships brings back the Short Course Championships with another obstacle-filled 3-kilometer race. The short and fast course will feature over fourteen obstacles. The course features signature obstacles from brands around the world. 

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Training Tuesday: Toughest’s Dragons Back

By |October 10th, 2017|

Today's Training Tuesday comes from our friends at Mudstacle this week. Dragon's Back is a signature obstacle of the Scandinavian obstacle race brand Toughest. The obstacle has also become a signature obstacle at the OCR World Championships taking place this week.

2017 OCR World Championships Week Starts Now

By |October 9th, 2017|

OCR World Championships returns to Blue Mountain, Ontario for a second year. This year over sixty-seven nations will be represented over the three days of racing. Mud Run Guide coverage kicks off today and tracks all week following the action behind the scenes and on the ground leading up to the race. 

2017 Spartan Race World Champion Cody Moat Interview

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Cody Moat was named the 2017 Spartan Race World Champion on Saturday. After the race, he took a few moments to talk about winning the race and what it meant to him. Moat won his first Spartan Race World Championship in 2012 in Vermont than a relative unknown in the sport.

Spartan Race Adds Age Groups for 2018 and New World Championship Qualifying Criteria

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Spartan Race is changing things up in 2018 adding age groups and updates to World Championship qualifying criteria. This morning Mud Run Guide uncovered information that Spartan Race is branching out in 2018. In addition to the elite heat, Spartan Race is adding age group categories to the competitive heats. 

2017 Spartan Race World Championship Weekend Ultra Beast

By |October 2nd, 2017|

Early Sunday morning athletes lined up before sunrise to take on the Spartan Race World Championship course not once but twice. The Ultra Beast athletes kicked off at 6:00 am under the sounds of Jon Copper's bagpipes.

2017 Spartan Race Team World Championship Results

By |October 2nd, 2017|

Sunday, October 1 marked the inaugural Spartan Race World Team Championship, with international co-ed teams comprised of three elite racers vying for the title on a demanding 8.5-mile “Super Course.” Team USA (Robert Killian, Alyssa Hawley, and Ryan Woods) emerged victorious, outpacing 26 other tenacious teams to earn first place. 

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