Spartan Race World Championship Ultra Beast Race Recap: Embrace Your Weaknesses, for They Will Make You Stronger

By |October 5th, 2016|

When you get into ultramarathons, especially ultra-OCRs, you will be taken through the highs and lows of performance and emotions. That makes running and watching them especially exciting. On any given day there is a good number of people could win the whole thing. Going into this event, there was a lot of hype regarding as many as 10 different guys who people thought could legitimately win the whole thing. Mine was one of the names being floated, which was an honor and put some more pressure on me. To share with you the joy and the experience of the event, here’s a race recap of the event and the drama about the competition. I’ll throw in helpful mini-tips for people looking to enter the ultra community or improve their racing.

Spartan Race World Championship Week

By |September 26th, 2016|

It's Spartan Race World Championship week at Mud Run Guide. All week long we will be building up to the Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, California. Spartan Race's World Championship returns to Lake Tahoe for the second year in a row with athletes from around the world converging on Squaw Valley this weekend. Get your first preview of the week in this teaser video from Spartan Race.

Spartan Race Begins Educational Stage of USADA Anti-Doping Implementation at World Championships

By |September 22nd, 2016|

Yesterday evening, Spartan Race put out a press release about an informational session at the Reebok World Championships with the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Association) as the first step towards drug testing for the race series. The initial press release had many shaking their heads as to what this all means and how it will immediately affect the athletes at the event next weekend. This morning we spoke with Spartan Race's Director of Sport - Joe Di Stefano to find out more about this announcement.

Reebok Spartan Race World Championships Approaching

By |September 21st, 2016|

Reebok Spartan Race World Championships are headed back to Lake Tahoe, California for a second year. On October 1-2, 2016 the Spartan Race world will converge on the former Olympic skiing venue. This year an international field of racers will be competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes. This year the event will also include Future NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss who will be looking to complete the Spartan Trifecta by crossing the finish line of the weekend’s Beast competition.

2016 Spartan Race World Championships Returns to Lake Tahoe

By |January 15th, 2016|

On the heels of yesterday's announcement of a new competitive wave by Spartan Race. Today, the company announced Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe is set to host the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship presented by North Lake Tahoe, on October 1, 2016. The 2016 Spartan Race World Championship is one of the many races taking place over the weekend. Athletes of all abilities, from elites to weekend warriors will spend the extended weekend racing and celebrating another successful Spartan Race season.

OCR World Championships Update: Monday Obstacle Testing

By |October 12th, 2015|

The Mud Run Guide team is on site at the 2015 OCR World Championships. We are bringing you all the action and special behind the scenes footage all week long from Mud, Guts, and Glory, the site of the 2015 OCR World Championships. Monday we caught up with Race Director, Garfield Griffiths, tests out one of the obstacles his team created.

What is Obstacle Course Racing as a Sport?

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Leading up to the Spartan World Championship, and the International Obstacle Racing Federation’s first World Congress, there has been a lot of talk about the “sport” aspect of obstacle course racing.

Spartan Race World Championships Preview

By |September 21st, 2015|

Continuing our series on the road to the world championships, this week Evan Perperis had a chance to get the inside scoop on the Spartan Race World Championships with Mike Morris. With the Spartan Race World Championships only weeks away all eyes are now on Lake Tahoe.

OCR World Championships Preview

By |September 15th, 2015|

OCR World Championships is just about a month away. We recently sat down with both Adrian Bijanada, OCRWC founder, and Garfield Griffiths, Race Director, to get the inside scoop on this year's race. They gave us the insight we need to continue to prep for this World Championship event in October.

Warrior Dash World Championships Preview

By |September 10th, 2015|

Labor Day has come and gone; it can mean only one thing, championship race season. With four reoccurring obstacle course racing championships from different companies and one brand new championship event, it raises many questions amongst the athletes of the OCR world. First up the Warrior Dash Preview.

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