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Despite Massive Fires Spartan Race Produces a Stellar Sprint outside Los Angeles

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

I must confess, I was extremely nervous that the December 9th, Los Angeles Spartan Sprint at Castaic Lake was going to be canceled. If you haven't seen the headlines from Southern California, wildfires have destroyed hundreds of miles of land and property. The wildfires have also wreaked havoc on the environment by dropping ash and making it hard to breathe.

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Facility Review: Urban Warrior, Portland, OR

Obstacle course racing and American Ninja Warrior, well, the fitness lifestyle in general, continues to explode throughout the world. Your typical athlete role model isn’t just the 300 professional football player or seven-foot basketballer. Your neighborhood gym no longer exclusively offers grimy treadmills and bulky weights. We are at the cutting edge of a complete fitness shake-up, and to be completely honest, I love it!

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Spartan Race Announces Power Systems as Title Sponsor for 24-Hour Iceland Ultra World Championship

Spartan Race's 24-Hour Ultra World Championships announced today a new title sponsor, Power Systems, in advance of the event this weekend. Power Systems becomes the title sponsor of the 24-hour event to be held in Iceland this weekend. The official title for the weekend is "Power Systems 2017 Spartan Ultra World Championship presented by Yokohama."

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Product Review: Flywheel FLY Anywhere At-Home Bike

Training for an obstacle course race can involve a variety of fitness disciplines from running to weightlifting to outdoor or indoor cycling. For OCR athletes that want to improve their power production, aerobic fitness, and overall health, indoor cycling AKA spinning is a useful option.

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Health IQ and Spartan Race Partner to Offer Life Insurance For Active People

Health IQ is a life insurance company created for healthy active people. Spartan Race recently partnered with the insurance brand to offer health-conscious individuals an alternative option when looking for life insurance. The two brands recently partnered to offer a unique opportunity for the Spartan Race and extending to the entire obstacle racing world.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Second Chance Female Finale

December 14th, 2017|2 Comments

Orla Walsh said she is one of the best OCR athletes in the world. Tonight she got a second chance to prove it. Brittany lost a 15+ minute Pit with a split-second mistake. Tonight she gets a second chance to turn back the clock. Brenna came back a different athlete intent on dominating the competition. Sara plowed through her competition last time but made a mental mistake in the Pit. She’s back for redemption.

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder Circuit

This week's Training Tuesday comes from Tough Mudder. This circuit will help you train for not just Tough Mudder but any obstacle race. It is the perfect workout that needs only a few items and can be done inside when the weather it to frightful to be outside. Check out E-Rock and Stefanie Bishop lead you through this intense workout.

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Training Tuesday: Muddy Rope Climbs

Joe Di of Spartan Race brings us through how to get through a muddy rope climb at a Spartan Race or other obstacle race. Rope climb is one of the most common obstacles and with these tips climbing even a muddy rope can get a little easier.

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Today is National Mudder Day from Tough Mudder

Free tattoos, beer, and more than $5,000 in prizes from Tough Mudder are being given out today to celebrate Tough Mudder's Mudder Nation. Celebrate National Mudder Day with a free tattoo if you live in Chicago, New York City, or Central Florida. Tattoos not your thing, Tough Mudder is hosting bar crawls around the country today to celebrate. 

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Badass Women of OCR – Emily Celuch

I wanted to feature Emily Celuch in my article series in a huge way after reading her story.  In my eyes, Emily has many “beyond” bad ass traits. Although she faces struggles with PCOS, PTSD from being a domestic abuse survivor, and being a single mom, she manages to get onto an OCR course and use the mud and challenges to help heal. Her story is a powerful one of how she’s overcome many difficult obstacles in her life, and how it’s making her into a Badass Woman of OCR.

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Race Reviews

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Average rating: 2.79 / 5 from 195 reviews.

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Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.


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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 11 reviews.


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