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Badass Women of OCR – Toni Hessen (Beasts OCR)

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Let's talk about my latest Badass Woman in this series - Toni Hessen. She is a strong bad ass momma that comes from a meat cutting career. Like most of us, she did her first OCR and was hooked.

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Warrior Dash Unveils 5 New 2019 Obstacles

With 17 obstacles in the Warrior Dash arsenal, each 2019 course is uniquely comprised of new obstacles and variations on signature obstacles including Up Slide Down, Alcatraz, Get a Grip, and Kiss My Grass. New in 2019, Warrior Dash will feature the industry’s first zip-line obstacle, Super Fly, along with the 3-story El Capitan.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race South Carolina Ultra

Spartan Race South Carolina Ultra – Race Recap What is an Ultra? A Spartan Ultra, [...]

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Swim, Bark, Run – A Kid's Book on Endurance Events (and dogs)

Spartan Racer Brian "Iron Heart" Boyle not only survived a near-fatal car accident at the age of eighteen but clawed back to cross the finish line at the 2007 Hawaii Ironman just three years later. In 2009, he published his first book, Iron Heart, and was presented the spokesperson of the year award from the American Red Cross for his contributions, Swim Bark, Run! is his first kid's book fostering the love of endurance sports.

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The Muddies – Mud Run Guide's Best of OCR 2018

Now in our 5th year, we've sorted through nearly 20,000 individual nominations in 34 different categories to provide you the opportunity to vote for the Best of the Best!

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Spartan's Joe De Sena – Iceland ULTRA Wrap, Albon, Atkins, and 2019

December 11th, 2018|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Joe announces a new "point system" in the works for next year's "Triple Crown" (Spartan World Championships, Spartan Trifecta Championships, and Spartan ULTRA Championships) and the launch of Spartan Trail, the growth of Spartan Kids, Stadion, & more.

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Road to World's Toughest Mudder Airs Tomorrow on CBS

Tomorrow CBS is set to air the one-hour preview show "Road to World's Toughest Mudder" at 1:30 pm eastern time. The show will highlight the journey of some of the topic contenders from the 2018 World's Toughest Mudder.

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Training Tuesday: The Spear Throw

This Training Tuesday we are mixing it up. We bring you a new series of tutorials from racers just like you. Our crew has stepped up to present weekly tutorials for some of your favorite obstacles and also training tips. This week I tackle the Spear Throw.

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Tough Mudder Goes Solo

You did the research, and you want it all. The pulse-pounding world-class obstacles that’ll test your toughness, the mouth-watering local eats, the killer live entertainment, and the frosty cold beer(s) to wash it all down. The only thing stopping you is that your usual crew can’t hit the mud with you.

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Living with Uncontrollable FOMO

I, like all of you, felt the urge to throw cash at my computer screen with every Black Friday & Cyber Monday email that screamed with unbeatable deals for the 2019 race season. At one point, I had my bank app open on my phone while I collected an excessive number of RAM-stressing tabs highlighting unbeatable race deals in my laptop’s browser all while sitting just inches from my ever-growing handwritten Christmas shopping list on the table...

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