This past March, before things really hit the fan, I had the absolute pleasure to travel to Bermuda to cover the BTC. If anyone was watching our Facebook page, you saw me running around the course after my wave each day showing you the different races and areas each day. There’s nowhere else to start than the day before the first race, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Bermuda has been known for decades as a destination vacation spot for people around the world. The small island nation is a simple flight from eastern United States cities and because of trade winds offers a warm and inviting climate. For decades the island was known to be a playground for only the wealthy over the past decade the country has tried to reshape the vision of who they are to the world. Today Bermuda wants to be one of the top sporting destinations in the world and the Bermuda Triple Challenge is helping to change the island's image.
OCR forces me to live a healthy lifestyle, or I simply wouldn't be able to compete and do the things I do. It has re-taught me to appreciate my body and value it for what it can do, rather than how it looks. I marvel at the progress I have made and feel proud of how far I have come, and recognize that I am indebted to the OCR community and all who have supported me along the way. I also feel inspired by so many of the people I've met and stories I have heard.
Bermuda’s only obstacle course series, the Bermuda Triple Challenge kicked off this past weekend on the beautiful island. In its 3rd official year, the Triple Challenge has become a favorite of locals and one that is drawing attention from the international community as well. It consists of 3 days of events. The first race is Friday night, the second on Saturday morning followed by the final event on Sunday morning. Each event is unique, held in a different location on the island and challenge racers in different aspects.
It was a busy week for our sport all over the world, with your solid basics, three-day challenges, televised team relays, and the unveiling of some exciting new obstacles. The states brought some favorites to the table, with Spartan Race heating up Las Vegas, Warrior Dash in Southern California, Savage Race spinning wheels and climbing fences in Florida, and BattleFrog tearing up the beach wakes and the airwaves in Georgia.
The obstacle racing season continued to pick up the pace over the weekend with races in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and everywhere in between. Spartan Race Hawaii kicked off their season with a stadium race, the first Bermuda Triple Challenge took place, as well as Atlas Race and BattleFrog in Texas and Florida. In addition to these races the soon to be aired ESPN Collegiate Special with BattleFrog was filmed this past weekend in Florida. Below are the scores and highlights from the weekend.