The Fuego y Agua Survival Run is only two days away. The athletes are arriving on each ferry as it docks on the island of Ometepe in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. Today we focus our attention on the top men to watch in the Survival Run race. The field is stacked with an international field of men.
As an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete who typically is better at longer events, I often am asked the question “When are you going to do the Death Race (or insert other similar event)?” The answer is probably never…because it is a different sport. Death Race and events like it such as The Ultimate SUCK, The Brutality, GORUCK Selection, Fuego y Agua and SISU Iron are not OCR events. They fall into a category on their own that lies in a region between OCR and Adventure Racing but closer to the latter.
I would say this race was unlike any other Fuego y Agua Survival Run event before it, but unless you have been there before, that means nothing. If you have been there – it means everything.
Tomorrow begins the 2015 Fuego y Agua Survival Run, yesterday we looked at who are some of the men to watch in the race. Today we focus on the ladies. The women's race has drawn in some exceptionally fit and strong women this year and this looks like it will be the year that a female completes this race in Nicaragua. In the past only 4 men have completed the race with one finishing two year. Could this be the year that the women break the trend? We think so and here are some of the women who could do it.
Fuego y Agua is just days away with the start of the race Wednesday afternoon. While we might not know what is in store for the racers we can look at some of the top competitors in each of the three races. Today we focus on the men's race and a few of the top men. While nothing is certain in a Survival Run these men have proved in the past that they are strong, tough, and mentally ready to take on this year's Survival Run.
For the most extreme of the OCR community the Fuego y Agua Survival Run is just around the corner. As the athletes get ready to head down to Nicaragua for the 3rd year of the event, Race Director, Josue Stephens is putting the finishing touches on what will surely be another challenging event. Athletes from around the globe are ready to take on this 30 hour challenge covering 80+km depending on the routes they take.
Mud Run Guide Signs on as Exclusive Race Coverage Partner for Fuego y Agua’s Survival Run in Nicaragua
Fuego y Agua Events has partnered with us at Mud Run Guide to provide pre- and post-race interviews with athletes and race directors, live updates as the race unfolds, and on-course insight from Rachelanne Gladden. Gladden will use her years of working with and volunteering at races like Peak Races - Death Race, past Fuego y Agua Events, SISU Iron, and other extreme endurance events.