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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...

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...
Rea Kolbl Taking Risks

Sometimes it’s okay to risk everything

This week marks my one-year anniversary of packing up my bags and leaving Stanford, moving closer to the mountains, and committing to the life of a full time athlete. Last year at this time...
Rea Kolbl Wins WTM 2 Years Straight

Tough Mudder Eliminates Cash Prizes For All Races in 2019 including World’s Toughest Mudder

Tough Mudder announced they would eliminate all cash prizes for all races. These races include TMX, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World’s Toughest Mudder. Reaction among the Tough Mudder community was mixed. Some people reacted...

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...
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.
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.
Kris Mendoza - Winning Doesn't Matter

Winning Doesn’t Matter

Winning doesn’t matter. At least, not in the way we are often led to believe. Here is what’s ironic: Once I actually started to believe that winning didn’t matter is when I actually started to...

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...

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...

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