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So far Peter Dobos has created 12 blog entries.

World OCR 101

By |November 7th, 2019|

What is World OCR? Read on for a crash course in OCR Federations and what it will take for OCR to qualify as an Olympic Sport.

Should Championship Races be Extra Hard?

By |September 24th, 2019|

What makes an OCR Championship course worthy of being called a championship: the difficulty of the course or the level of competition?

OpEd: Spartan’s Barbed Wire Crawl Should Lose the Barbs

By |March 25th, 2019|

Can we agree that having any significant downhill in the barbed wire crawl is either a bit ignorant or sadistic? Anyone who has rolled down hills at any speed knows that it’s very easy to lose control of your limbs. Acceleration will make your arms and legs fly out from your body, which is likely what happened to Woodsy

Takeaways from Spartan US National Series Jacksonville

By |February 25th, 2019|

Peter Dobos gives his thoughts on Spartan's US National Series Jacksonville.

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Over-Hydrating Can Kill You

By |December 12th, 2017|

That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.

World’s Toughest Mudder: Pre-Race Predictions – The Men

By |November 7th, 2017|

Based on the Tough Mudder website, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that the World's Toughest Mudder men’s race was going to be a 5-way titanic tussle between 2 amazing athletes from the USA (Trevor Cichosz, Chad Trammel) and 3 from the Commonwealth (Jon Albon, Ryan Atkins, Austin Azar). Not mentioned on that page is a certain Robert Killian, the only other human to have the coveted 100 miler jacket.

Opinion: Who is Going to Win Tahoe? The Women

By |September 28th, 2017|

This could finally be Lindsay’s year, make no mistake. Barring another episode of barbed-wire hair-gate or some other unforeseeable calamity, the Canadian badass with the perma-smile will likely be standing atop the ladies’ podium when the dust (snow?) settles.

Opinion: Who is Going to Win in Tahoe? The Men

By |September 27th, 2017|

On the heels of the Spartan Race World Championships Men to Watch, I wanted to weigh in on how things could shake out on Saturday. This year will be the last of 3 consecutive SRWCs held at the beautiful and epic Lake Tahoe venue.

Opinion: Spartan Spear throw Shenanigans

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Once again we saw the spear throw played a major role in the first Spartan Race US Championship Series event. Robert Killian stepped on his string while leading the race – a rookie mistake by his own admission. Of the women, I only know of Alyssa Hawley and Faye Stenning among the top pre-race contenders who actually made the throw.

OPINION: The Sternum Checker Needs to be Chucked

By |February 17th, 2017|

I am not going to assume that everyone reading this knows what the sternum checker is, so here are some photos. You’ll notice immediately that there is a wide variety of things called “sternum checker,” but this isn’t an op-ed about standardization of obstacles. Not yet anyways.

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