The ankle is the most frequently injured joint of the human body. Unfortunately, ankle injuries are all too common in the world of obstacle course racing. The amount of ankle stability needed to maneuver the various terrain encountered during an obstacle course race is remarkable.
Time and again, I have heard racers say that OCR has helped them to overcome immense real-life challenges including depression, addiction, domestic violence, rape, PTSD, and even cancer. I have heard this often enough to believe there is something to it, and that obstacle course racing can be a powerful tool in recovery from a variety of serious conditions. How and why? The scientist in me was curious.