It took a great amount of courage for me to approach Coach Pain for a sit-down chat. I had met him at BattleFrog in Squamish, B.C. but wasn’t sure if he would be willing to share with me how he developed his passion, his strength and what makes him Coach Payne. To my humble surprise, he was more than willing to sit down with me over Skype and share with me how he has become such a driving force.
Your First Mud Run is a mud run series started in 2011 by Brad Vaccaro. The first event was held at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Mud Run Guide caught up with Vaccaro to find out more about this family friendly mud run.
Scott Carney set off in 2012 to debunk Wim Hof and the Wim Hof Method. Carney an experienced investigative journalist spent most of his career debunking gurus and false prophets. He traveled to Poland to meet the man and learn his methods and expose him. However, instead of debunking Hof he was a convert to the benefits of the cold.
For The "Ninja Weatherman" Joe Moravsky, the end of season 6 of American Ninja Warrior was a wake-up call. "I have never fallen on stage 2 until then," he said. "But it was a blessing; I refocused, it reminded me not to expect success to be easy." Moravsky has witnessed the evolution of the obstacles and training for ANW since his debut during season 5.
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.