The OCR World Championships are next week, but the course will remain a secret until athlete's arrive on site. Here's the list of obstacles that will be on the course at the 2016 OCRWC.
BattleFrog kicked off their season also in SoCal a week before Spartan at an unknown venue off the beaten path, straddling the Mexican border in a relatively sketchy-looking neighborhood. As a racer on the grounds, the estimate of 350 participants seemed a little generous. Those who made the trip enjoyed a well-designed, fun, & challenging course.
Our bud Evan "Rocket" Dollard is back with a new episode of Spartan Strong, this time he takes to the El Moro Trails in CA to run some good old fashioned hill sprints, chase a bunny, and work on his pistol squats.
The Reebok All Terrain Super OR's are extremely light and flexible with great traction, and just the right combo of heel-toe drop and cushioning along with a midfoot rock plate to make them great trail racing shoes on non-technical terrain. The upper is surprisingly breathable for a high-tech "durable" material, and they are extremely comfortable if you have a pretty normal foot width; though they may prove to be a little too narrow for some athletes.
With the announcement of Tough Mudder jumping into the OCR TV world, it's time to take a step back and see what the networks are missing when it comes to obstacle competition shows, and we've uncovered a game-changer: Wonder Women.
OCR superstar & World's Toughest Mudder 2-time Champion Junyong Pak faces off against up & coming local athlete Arley Cohn on the 1-mile mountaintop course at Bone Frog Challenge.
Merrell, a well-respected brand in the world of off-road running, hiking, and water sports, makes its first foray into mud runs with their Tough Mudder All Out Crush. We got our hands (feet) on a pair of the TM-branded ones and the standard red model, and put them through their paces.
Obstacle course racer Beni Gifford gives us some background on his team's Season 1 win of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, how he picked his teammates, the fights that nearly tore the team apart, and what it felt like to win $50,000
Tough Mudder continues #ObstacleWeek counting down the top five fan-favorite obstacles. Today coming in at #2 is King of Swingers, the obstacle that makes you take a leap of faith and have you swinging for the bell. It takes guts, determination, and timing to get this obstacle right. Enjoy your favorite and some never before seen moments from the obstacle. Today is all about King of Swingers at #2.