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Tough Mudder X Brings The World’s Fittest Together

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Tough Mudder X is rapidly approaching and Tough Mudder gave Mud Run Guide a sneak peek at some of the athletes who will be attending this unique obstacle course race to be televised on CBS. It appears all-stars from the obstacle racing, CrossFit and Ninja Warrior world. Even an Olympian is jumping into the mix.

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Gear Review: Saucony KOA TR & KOA ST Trail Running Shoes

Mud Run Guide is always looking for the next great option for you and your obstacle racing needs. Recently we caught wind of the KOA series from Saucony, a brand not well known as an OCR go to shoe. We were intrigued by the KOA ST as it says "MUD" on the side of the shoe. Any shoe that has the word MUD on it intrigues both Brett and Margaret. How could it not?!?

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Race Recap: Rugged Maniac Portland, Oregon 2017

There are so many great things to be said about this race! This was my very first time running Rugged Maniac and it was AMAZING! This year, Rugged Maniac- Portland was held at the Portland International Raceway which has always made for some pretty great racing terrain.

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Spartan Race Announces New Gatorz Eyewear Sponsorship

Spartan Race announced a new partner for the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship this fall with Gatorz Eyewear coming on as a sponsor. Gatorz Eyewear is also an official sponsor of the Reebok CrossFit Games. Gatorz has been a leader in durable eyewear for over 25 years

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Tough Mudder Names Guinness Blonde American Lager New Beer Sponsor

Tough Mudder announces today a new "Official Beer Partner" for the obstacle racing company. Participants will soon be raising a pint of Guinness Blonde American Lager at the finish line. Today Tough Mudder welcomes Guinness Blonde American Lager as the "Official Beer Partner" of the United States Tough Mudders. This lighter offering from Guinness is a flavorful lager with citrusy notes.

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American Grit Season 2 Episode 2: Cena Does the Dishes

June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Now divided into teams, the competitors return to Camp Grit to find that their living quarters have been personalized. This is the first opportunity the new teammates have to get to know each other. George, Hannah, and Richard are enthusiastic about their teams, while Gill is feeling out of her comfort zone. Gigi is the only female on Team Grady; who have dubbed themselves the “Alpha Dogs”. On the flip side, Shermon is the only male on Team Chole.

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OCR News Weekly – June 23, 2017

Welcome to OCR News Weekly. Today is Friday, June 23, 2017. I am Margaret Schlachter and thanks for joining the live broadcast or for those listening on their favorite player our recast. Today’s headlines come from OCR Series in Europe, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Ninja Warrior

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OCRTUBE: OCR Series Finals in The Netherlands

Arnel Banawa was on hand to capture the OCR Series Finals in The Netherlands over the weekend. Capping off the series. Banawa also captured a beautiful tribute to Gitte Luers who died tragically a week ago at an obstacle. The video captures the essence of the series and pays tribute to a beloved member of the OCR Community.

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Race Recap – Bonefrog NJ: Technical Obstacle Training

Almost one year to the date I started training my friend John for OCR. It [...]

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Badass Women of OCR: Amanda Fex and the Ladies of River City Fitness

Primarily, this article series was focusing on the individual efforts of the Badass Women in OCR, but when Amanda’s name was brought up to me as a nomination, I was excited. As I learned more about her and the group from River City fitness, the words that came to my mind were: motivation, teamwork, community, family, and strength.

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