"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.
Name: Dustin Radney Age: 36 Resides in: Orlando, FL Occupation: Computer Engineer Favorite OCR Series: BattleFrog Favorite Obstacle: Platinum Rig Least Favorite Obstacle: Over/unders Ideal Race Distance: 10 miles 2016 OCR Goals: Podium at least one major OCR series Social Media: Feel free to reach out to me at http://www.facebook.com/dustin.radney About Me: I’ve played competitive sports my entire life but after college and upon entering [...]
I ran Division I track/cross-country at the University of New Hampshire but quit after being burnt out from years of 60+ mile weeks. I didn’t run a race for almost 2 years before getting the urge to compete again. I signed up for my first obstacle course race a couple years ago and was instantly hooked. At 6’1”, 185 lbs, I was always that runner who liked lifting, so OCR fits perfectly with my build. OCR has also allowed me to pursue my two biggest passions: fitness and traveling. I visited 24 states in 2015, and most of them were made possible because there are races all over the country.