The relaunch of Civilian Military Combine is quickly approaching. Today, Civilian Military Combine announces two powerhouse names in the obstacle racing world will be appearing at the CMC relaunch on September 10 at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. "Coach Pain" Dewayne, the beloved OCR emcee has joined the team to provide his own unique and inspiring messages for participants on race day. Also joining the team on race day is OCR legend, Amelia Boone. Boone will serve as co-host for the CMC Fort Hamilton show which will air on SNY network on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
Pro teamers race hard and inspire us all with their performances but what if their presence at an event meant much more to building a brand and making the race experience that much more memorable for those out there participating?
The NBC competition reality television series Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge continued to rule the airwaves last night with the second episode airing after American Ninja Warrior. The new team obstacle racing series premiered last week as the second highest rated "alternative television" launch in the last nine months. Last night the show captured the number position at the 10pm slot beating out Mistresses on ABC and BrainDead on CBS.
Tough Mudder changes the rules in their signature championship event, World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), every year. With each change, there is great controversy and great potential. Sometimes the rule changes are in response to feedback or problems they encountered in previous years, or sometimes they just like to change it up. Before I describe the first announced rule changes, I’ll preface the controversy with this. In sports, and especially OCRs, we rely on the organizers to define the rules of engagement, and we challenge ourselves to do our best within those confines.
WTM is the Vatican City of The Community, the gathering place where people shed their regular existences to express their extraordinary resolve. 1200 runners toe the line in Las Vegas, where our head deacon, Sean Corvelle, provides us with a little more insight into ourselves we haven’t thought of.
The Lake Las Vegas WTM course is pretty similar to the landscape from a particular movie from my childhood - the desert of Tatooine. It's actually quite remarkable how the "resort section" of Lake Las Vegas has lush green colf courses replete with water fountains, finely manicured lawns wrapping the easments from hotel to hotel. As soon as you reach the cul-de-sac at the top of the hill and enter Tough Mudder land there's a dramatic shift in scenery
The story of the weekend was the crowning of the new Spartan Race World Champion Robert Killian. While most of the obstacle racing world had their eyes on Lake Tahoe around the rest of the country a number of other races were taking place with new challenges and obstacles for competitors who couldn't make the trip to Squaw Valley.
As a sports performance coach, usually the first question I get from a potential client is something like, “how can I get faster”, or “what can I do to get better?” My simplest answer to this question is “chase or be chased!” Let’s face it, all the training in the world is nothing without passion! The easiest way I know to bring out an athlete’s passion is competition.