Victor Carrillo is no stranger to the world of obstacle course racing. In fact, over the last few years, he has made a name for himself and has turned his hobby into a passion and his passion into a business as the founder of Machete Madness, a group that hosts endurance events up and down the California coast and occasionally elsewhere.
In our crazy OCR community, we are all family, and our family stretches across the country, from coast to coast and even internationally. You get to know of and to know some very interesting and crazy people (in a good way). I have been following and participating in the OCR world for a couple of years now, and wanted to get to know some of the “athletes” a bit better.
I had the opportunity to chat with Dylan Morgan, Director of Sweaty Yeti Races, and the man behind bringing Survival Run Canada to Squamish, B.C. in 2017. I wanted to learn more about him, his racing career, and Survival Run Canada.
"This is going to be a short day" said Dominic "PlatinumRig Dom" Maurice the founder of Platinum Rig as we left his house, outside of Montreal, Canada, at 7am to head to the Platinum Rig headquarters for what would turn into a thirteen plus hour workday. Over the next few days, this statement would prove to be true. Since it's beginnings in 2011 Platinum Rig is a name that has become famous in the obstacle racing world has been non-stop for it’s founder. For five days I got to live and work along side Dom.
If you have been in the world of endurance sports within the OCR community, you already know Don Devaney. Or at least – you know what he has let you know of him. I have watched on several occasions, some of the toughest athletes I know, turn tail in fear at the mere sound of his booming voice coming closer. If you thought you would hide or sneak in a rest, he would catch you – and it was a guarantee you would regret your choice.
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge moved to its new day and time last night on NBC. Last night's episode, hyped up the friendly rivalry between elite OCR competitors Hunter McIntyre and David Magida. The audience was inspired by Amy Winters and Amy Pajcic team's drive and determination on the challenging slip wall. Today we look at how the show did by the numbers and get the side scoop from three team captains.
The Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge aired their second episode on Monday night after American Ninja Warrior. The show moves to its new home at 9pm on Thursday nights on NBC. Before the show airs on its new night, Mud Run Guide brings you behind the scenes from Monday's episode with interviews from Bounce Squad and the rest of the teams.
Last night the season premiere of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge aired on NBC. Did you catch the episode? Mud Run Guide brings you behind the scenes this morning with interviews with some of the participants you watched last night on the show. Mud Run Guide gets a behind the scenes look at some of the stuff you did not see on television last night. We have insights from members of Team's American Dream Team, Boston Beasts and Gotham City Warriors.
I first met this week’s victim when Christopher and I needed a graphic done for our BeardTM Bars. We put out a call for designs and after looking at what Charlie does, we knew we would be lucky if he picked US. He immediately nailed the concept and in the process, made lifelong friends out of us. Not just because of his incredible work ethic, but because everything about this man is worth knowing.
If you’ve done an OCR in Southern California, chances are that you’ve seen the Weeple Army, the army of fun. Another team closely related to Weeple Army is The SISU Team, these racers enjoy hardcore events like the Spartan Hurricane Heats, GORUCKs, Death Race and Agoge. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten to know some of them and always heard about one of their signature events, the IRON. This year, I’m attempting my first IRON. So what is this event and why do people do it?