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DNF-ing and living to race another day

By |April 22nd, 2019|

In race culture, DNF are 3 letters that strike fear. Sometimes it is the best move you can make. Other times you learn the hard way.

What’s going on in Elite and Age Group Competition?

By |April 11th, 2019|

We hear a lot from the racers, but learning from volunteers and judges is key to solving reoccuring problems, as well.

OpEd: The Future of OCR Looks Like…Golf?

By |March 18th, 2019|

Is it time for OCR to hit the Golf Course? Todd Scott explores how obstacle course racing could benefit from course ratings and a handicap system.

Injury – The Fall and the Climb

By |March 11th, 2019|

Injury: the fall, the disapointment and the climb back up. What it's like to deal with the physical and mental recovery from a serious OCR injury.

Spartan Stadiums vs Mountains: What is the Difference and How to Train

By |March 5th, 2019|

Stadion or Mountain? Which do you prefer? Find out more about how these races differ and how to train for each.

What is Your Why?

By |March 4th, 2019|

Why do you love OCR? As much as social media can bring us together, it can also challenge and, for that matter, change what our "why" actually is.

Op Ed: Ryan Woods DQ – Did he get a fair shake?

By |February 26th, 2019|

After an exciting finish between Woods and Atkins, we learned that Ryan Woods was DQ'd for placing his hand on the truss at the A-frame cargo net. Was this an overreaction or an appropriate punishment for a rules violation?

Takeaways from Spartan US National Series Jacksonville

By |February 25th, 2019|

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

Competing in the Spartan Age Group Division

By |February 20th, 2019|

In 2018, I was absolutely thrilled to see Spartan introduce the competitive age group category as a way to address the gap between the open heat and elite racers.  This year, Spartan took it one step further and split the age groups into 4-year increments.  The group in which racers will compete is based on [...]

Op-Ed: Who is OCR?

By |February 11th, 2019|

Is OCR an elite sport where professional athletes compete to make money? Or is this a sport that is for weekend warriors who want to be challenged to get off their couch, do things that they did not think possible? Is it possible for the sport to fill the needs of both groups?

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