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How a DNF Changed my Life: a Perspective on World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 13th, 2018|

This is a post towards anyone who went through the brutal 24-hour obstacle course race that was World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) 2018 in Atlanta Georgia, where we had sub-freezing temperatures and layers of ice on obstacles left and right. However, I think it’s generalizable to many other difficult challenges.

Podcast Spotlight – The World’s Toughest Podcast

By |April 6th, 2018|

As you hit play on the first episode, you hear the voice of Will Hicks and his tagline for the show This is the World's Toughest Podcast, Where we talk about any Obstacle Course Race you'd like, as long as it is World's Toughest Mudder".

Badass Women of OCR – Heather Bode

By |February 28th, 2018|

I first heard about Heather Bode through the Overcome and Run Podcast I was listening to on the way to work one morning. As an OCR racer, I found it quite interesting to hear the take on everything OCR from a husband and wife team.

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Badass Women of OCR – Michelle Ford

By |January 31st, 2018|

Michelle Ford is a true inspiration to us all. I watched in November as she came in third place at World's Toughest Mudder. The entire time that I saw her on the live footage she was smiling, happy and looked like she was having a great time. It was her positive and genuine spirit that made me want to feature her in this article series - not to mention the fact that she is a genuine badass.

Avoiding Burnout During the OCR Season

By |January 8th, 2018|

Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.

Ryan Atkins and Rea Kolbl Win 2017 World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 12th, 2017|

World's Toughest Mudder headed to Lake Las Vegas for one last dance in the desert. In the process, crowning two new champions and the introduction of a team relay champion. Ryan Atkins clocked 110 miles to take the overall win and Rea Kolbl racked up 90 miles.

2017 World’s Toughest Mudder Pre-Race Show

By |November 10th, 2017|

Our team is on the ground for the 2017 World's Toughest Mudder. We have been at registration and pit setup today. The excitement is electric as we are on the eve of the 7th edition of the race. For all our race coverage head over to our World's Toughest Mudder coverage. 

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OCR 101: 5 Things to Do Before a World Championship Race

By |September 4th, 2017|

It's just about the time of year again where the obstacle course racing industry starts to gear up for the championship season. Whether it be the Spartan Race World Championships, OCR World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, or other National Championship race there are a few things to do in the weeks leading up to the big races that will help make race day more enjoyable.

OPINION: Talking Toughness

By |February 16th, 2017|

January 2017 marked the end of an era as the Tough Guy Race in the UK put on its last event. In reading about it and watching videos I began thinking about the idea of “Toughness” and how this notion of being “tough” or at least trying to teach this attribute has actually spawned the entire industry of obstacle racing (OCR). In fact, this belief that an OCR is basically a sport of suffering is eloquently described in detail in Scott Keneally’s documentary Rise of the Sufferfests. Tough Mudder has doubled, actually quadrupled down on this idea with their creation of the Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and the World’s Toughest Mudder events. The question is what does it really mean to be “tough”?

Badass Women of OCR: Stefanie Bishop

By |February 1st, 2017|

Stefanie Bishop is nothing but amazing. It is not an easy task by any means to win the World's Toughest Mudder event, but this lady did it with grace, honesty and a fire in her belly. I watched her race rather closely this year and saw nothing short of raw emotion when she got to take home the win. Through this interview, I learned more about Stefanie and her true spirit for OCR.

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