I used to weigh 225 lbs, hated the way I looked, hated my clothes, and wasn’t happy about my life in general. I honestly didn’t love myself. I was on Facebook in November 2013 and saw a sponsored ad for Spartan Race with the title “30 burpees for 30 days.” I didn’t even know what a burpee was, but something in me said, "I want to do that." The next day I started the challenge and it took me around 30 minutes to complete it. I was inside in the air condition sweating and panting. It was pathetic.
I am just an average guy born and raised from a small town in Wisconsin. I have always loved to play sports and be part of a team. The most important things to me are my faith, family, and friends. I am somewhat new to this OCR community but have enjoyed it thus far and looking forward to continuing to meet new people! Oh yeah and one more thing I have lost over 200 pounds in the last two years!
Faces at the Races focuses on Samantha Ellison today. This 14-year old is living the OCR life already at a young age. She is the daughter of a Death Racer and lives and breathes the sport of OCR. Learn more about Samantha and her love of OCR.
"I’ll never be the tallest or the strongest at a start line, but I promise you that there are few out there will as much heart and will power as me. There are no other option but to complete the course or be dragged off." Jay Flores is this week's Faces at the Races profile.
Tyler Markley if this week's featured athlete on Faces at the Races. From Markley, OCR was initially just a "fit goal" that I set to keep motivated when I first began training. After my first race (Savage Pro), I realized that I had stumbled upon something that I not only enjoyed but also something that I was quite good at.
This week Faces at the Races highlights Macy Nicole Owens. This 14-year old is already an avid obstacle racer looking to take her game to the next stage. Learn all about this young lady.
I was always overweight, but after making the decision to leave my daughter's father, I found myself drinking and eating way too much. Once I began my weight loss journey, however, I realized that I did not know how “not” to be fat. Read the rest of Brittney Seale's story...
My Name is Michael Laconti, better known as “Michael Anthony”. I grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ and graduated from Cliffside Park High School in 1989. I was a cross country runner and the only award I ever got was 10th place at my first competition. My dad passed away senior year of high school.
Name: Hao Hoang Age: 27 Lives: New Hampshire Occupation: Mechanical Engineer Favorite OCR series: Spartan Race Favorite Obstacle: Spear Throw Least Favorite Obstacle: Gravel Bucket Carry Ideal race distance: 5-7 miles 2016 OCR Goals: My 2016 goal is to podium or at least be within reach of podium Social Media: Instagram, RAGIN_AZN. It’s fairly new so there not a lot to it yet but [...]
I’m a 35-year-old single mother of two children ages 3 and 5. I have two careers: I’ve worked for the Federal Government for over 15 years and also have my own Fitness/Life Coaching business as well. I use my past struggles with obesity (I’ve lost over 85lbs), depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, emotional/physical abuse, and the loss of 2 children at birth as a way to inspire others to “never give up” on themselves. I have used health & fitness as a way to transform my life both physically and mentally. OCR has been another avenue in which I am able to show others that “obstacles” are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for.