If we were to pick two words to sum up this last week in OCR, I would have to say it was "Spartan" and "Beard". One crushing it with nationwide domination and growth, and the other...for its lack thereof. (RIP chin curtain)
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?
A few months ago, I did an interview here on MRG about a new coaching platform we were getting ready to launch. It generated a good deal of interest from the OCR community, so I wanted to stop by and give people an update on our launch group.
Last week we sat down with Brakken Kraker to talk about the new training system he recently launched. Kraker first mentioned his new offering during a recent Obstacle Order Podcast. Kraker is currently part of a team launching a new OCR Coaching product for Leaderboard aimed at the obstacle racing community. Below is a Mud Run Guide exclusive with Kraker talking more about Leaderboard.
Speed is something that is very misunderstood in the endurance world. We use the term "speed work" to mean anything from short sprints to 10k paced intervals. Regardless of what your personal definition is, true speed work is essential for any athlete to perform at their best. The endurance and OCR world is no different. Learn why you need OCR Speed Work.
Are you coming down to Atlas Race in San Antonio this weekend? Probably not, I hear they’re going to go under soon. They have a short course competition after the main race. I’ll be there!
From the OCR World Championships 2015, we bring you the Qualifying Rounds of OCR Warrior Best of the Best. 36 of the top obstacle course racing athletes from all over the globe face off on a custom-designed course with the top 4 men and women advancing to the finals!
With big prizes and a fast-paced course, athletes from across the sporting spectrum are headed to Warrior Dash this weekend for their chance at a slice of the $100,000 prize purse. Some faces are returning and some new entering the field of competition this year. With four out of the top five male finishers from last year coming back to Warrior Dash World Championships again, the race is shaping up to be a battle.
Coverage of the 2014 Warrior Dash Men's World Championship from Esparto, CA Some of the biggest names in OCR were on-hand including reigning Worlt's Toughest Mudder Champion Ryan Atkins, Hobie Call, Cody Moat, Hunter McIntyre, and Brakken Kraker along with USA Trail 100k record-holder, Max King.
When the opportunity came up to interview Spartan pro/elite Brakken Kraker I was excited and jumped at the opportunity. Brakken competed in to the 2014 OCR World Championships, is a former OCR Warrior champion, currently a stay at home dad for two amazing young children, and races with and against his brother McCauley Kraker.