Kyle McLaughlin was no stranger to the Tough Mudder team over the years, and when they were looking for a brand refresh, he was the prime candidate to take the reins.
This is a post towards anyone who went through the brutal 24-hour obstacle course race that was World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) 2018 in Atlanta Georgia, where we had sub-freezing temperatures and layers of ice on obstacles left and right. However, I think it’s generalizable to many other difficult challenges.
As you hit play on the first episode, you hear the voice of Will Hicks and his tagline for the show This is the World's Toughest Podcast, Where we talk about any Obstacle Course Race you'd like, as long as it is World's Toughest Mudder".
I first heard about Heather Bode through the Overcome and Run Podcast I was listening to on the way to work one morning. As an OCR racer, I found it quite interesting to hear the take on everything OCR from a husband and wife team.
Michelle Ford is a true inspiration to us all. I watched in November as she came in third place at World's Toughest Mudder. The entire time that I saw her on the live footage she was smiling, happy and looked like she was having a great time. It was her positive and genuine spirit that made me want to feature her in this article series - not to mention the fact that she is a genuine badass.
Athlete burnout is very common in the world of obstacle course racing. With events taking place year round, there is often not enough time to step away from the sport to decompress and refocus. As we begin the new year and a new race season, let's take a moment to look at the risk factors for burnout and develop a plan of action in the event you experience any of these symptoms.
World's Toughest Mudder headed to Lake Las Vegas for one last dance in the desert. In the process, crowning two new champions and the introduction of a team relay champion. Ryan Atkins clocked 110 miles to take the overall win and Rea Kolbl racked up 90 miles.
Our team is on the ground for the 2017 World's Toughest Mudder. We have been at registration and pit setup today. The excitement is electric as we are on the eve of the 7th edition of the race. For all our race coverage head over to our World's Toughest Mudder coverage.
It's just about the time of year again where the obstacle course racing industry starts to gear up for the championship season. Whether it be the Spartan Race World Championships, OCR World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, or other National Championship race there are a few things to do in the weeks leading up to the big races that will help make race day more enjoyable.
January 2017 marked the end of an era as the Tough Guy Race in the UK put on its last event. In reading about it and watching videos I began thinking about the idea of “Toughness” and how this notion of being “tough” or at least trying to teach this attribute has actually spawned the entire industry of obstacle racing (OCR). In fact, this belief that an OCR is basically a sport of suffering is eloquently described in detail in Scott Keneally’s documentary Rise of the Sufferfests. Tough Mudder has doubled, actually quadrupled down on this idea with their creation of the Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and the World’s Toughest Mudder events. The question is what does it really mean to be “tough”?