It turns out that as innovative and cool as they are, the biggest obstacles are rarely the ones on the course, even at an event like the World's Toughest Mudder. Instead, they're the physical and mental obstacles we bring with us. I am proud that I managed to conquer a few of these myself out there in the desert.
World's Toughest Mudder is in the books for 2016! Tomorrow marks the formal award ceremonies and brunch were top athletes will receive prizes, kettlebells, and some fo those coveted orange blazers. Until then it is time to revisit the last thirty or so hours in the desert with some of the most inspiring and crazy people around.
Mud Run Guide is on the ground fro comprehensive coverage of the 2016 World's Toughest Mudder. While racing does not start until Saturday at noon the WTM festivities have already begun in Lake Las Vegas. Today started with a press conference and media course walkthrough, finishing the day with the annual S-A-W-C-K party at Camp Rhino put on by Matty Gregg and benefiting Saint Baldricks. We give you highlights of the day below.
It’s World’s Toughest Mudder Week 2016! We are inching closer and closer to Saturday and the start of the 6th Annual World's Toughest Mudder. Saturday at high noon the race kicks off in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. This week Mud Run Guide is looking at top men, women, and teams to watch as we count down the days. Yesterday we looked at the top men to watch and today we focus on the ladies.
The joy and challenge of a 24-hour event are that you don’t need to run fast to succeed. With slow, constant forward progress you can cover a huge amount of ground so that you will look back on your day and feel like you have accomplished something great.
Allison Tai is an accomplished endurance athlete and obstacle racer. She shares her top tips for the 2016 World's Toughest Mudder in this video. Tai finished second at the 2014 World's Toughest Mudder while stopping to breastfeed her daughter during the race. Tai is the Co-Founder of VanCity OCR a training space for obstacle racers and fitness enthusiasts in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She recently won the Ultra Beast in Lake Tahoe.
Now that we’re within a month of WTM, we get to see the final set of rules! There was a lot of speculation behind these rules for this year's event. Tough Mudder recently sent out the updated rules for 2016 and the community starting chatting. When we sign up for crazy events like this, we’re allowing the HQ to define the parameters for our efforts to count, so it’s important to understand exactly what these rules are so we can do as well as possible on event day.
For those who love Obstacle Course Racing and participate year round, chances are your performance has been effected more than once by the cold. Whether it be an all-night sufferfest at World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), being stuck at an obstacle at the OCR World Championships or just racing on an exceptionally cold day. Seeing the freezing updates from the 2016 Spartan World Championship and Ultra Beast, it seems like a perfect time to talk about a new product that is about to hit the market.
I grew up very active in sports and played a little over a year of college football. OCR gives me that opportunity to still feel competitive. OCR also allows me to push myself further than I have in any sport I have ever played and I love pushing myself to see how far I can truly go.
I was friends with Yancy Culp before he started training full-time. He is a motivator! It's hard not to get excited after talking to him. Yancy has been my personal trainer for two and half years. My wife and I also motivate each other to stay at it.