Last year Max King and Kimber Mattox took home the top prizes at Warrior Dash World Championships. Both came into obstacle course racing from the track and field as well as trail running worlds. In the past year, both gained more OCR experience. This year they are back and looking for a repeat win.
This year's women's field for the Warrior Dash World Championships is wide open. Kimber Mattox, last year's Warrior Dash World Champion, is the only female from the top five last year to confirm racing on Saturday. This means a new set of faces will most likely be on the podium this weekend. Some familiar names in OCR are headed to the race, but many athletes from the track and field world are making their way to Tennessee.
With big prizes and a fast-paced course, athletes from across the sporting spectrum are headed to Warrior Dash this weekend for their chance at a slice of the $100,000 prize purse. Some faces are returning and some new entering the field of competition this year. With four out of the top five male finishers from last year coming back to Warrior Dash World Championships again, the race is shaping up to be a battle.
The Warrior Dash World Championship returns for a second year on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The event is hosted at Milky Way Farms, moving east after last year’s event in California. The Warrior Dash World Championship is an obstacle course race where international athletes sprint through 3.6 miles of terrain and trails to battle for their share of $100,000 and the ultimate bragging rights.
It has been a few years since my last Warrior Dash in Florence, AZ, which seemed to be a dusty place in the middle of nowhere. I remember the 2-day event with its swinging tires and rusty cars. At the time they had timing chips and really cool live filming of the finishers and updated top finishers. It was a different race with a different vibe. Now it has transformed into a classier course with a less competitive yet more fun vibe.