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Hypothermia and OCR: How To Not Freeze

OCR presents unique challenges - that is part of why we choose it. In its extremes, thermoregulation in adverse environments ranks right up there with “mud” and “grip strength” as key challenges that a...

Erin Rost: Bracket Buster

“There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose and out of time.” – Anne Lamott Like many new and experienced mudders, I listen to Will Hicks’ “World’s...
Rea Kolbl WTM Champion

Rea Kolbl repeats as World’s Toughest Mudder Champion

In the eight-year history of the race, Rea Kolbl is only the second woman to repeat as WTM Champion.

Toughest Mudder Changes for 2019

Now that the dust and mud has settled from World’s Toughest Mudder, Tough Mudder Headquarters has unveiled their plan for the 2019 Toughest Race Series. As we previously guessed (based on changes to the...

Overcoming the Obstacle of Sleep

Every time we go camping I sleep like the dead. When we traveled around Australia between Toughest and OCRWC24, I must have gotten a solid nine hours per night of restorative sleep. This despite...
Jon Albon Malaysia

Jon Albon Wins Malaysia Ultra, Getting Closer to $1 Million Spartan Prize

Today in Malaysia Jon Albon completed the last obstacle in his path to race for one million dollars.

The Bliss of Ignorance: Can I repeat as WTM Champion?

World’s Toughest Mudder 2017 was my first endurance run since I switched from trail running to OCR in 2016. The longest I’ve ran that year was 17 miles. I had no idea what I...
Eyes on Iceland Spartan

Eyes on Iceland: The Elites to Watch at the Spartan Ultra World Championship

This weekend, Spartan will be hosting their second annual Ultra World Championship in Iceland. Let's take a look at the elite competitors in this competition.
Molly Kenneth Iceland and Hypothermia

Iceland and Hypothermia – Lessons from WTM 2018

It has not even been four weeks since I stood on the course of World’s Toughest Mudder overnight in Fairburn, Georgia.  The overnight low was estimated at about 32 degrees F. Add to that...
Javier Escobar - 35 to 80 Miles

How I went from 35 to 80 miles at World’s Toughest Mudder in two...

Overview Look at my pictures above. Now look at my stats below. Think about this: There is no magic bullet, no short cut, and no secret butt blaster 5,000. My year over year performance improvements...

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