Wed, 4 September 2013
Episode 64. In this episode, Matt talks to several athletes from the 8.24.13 Spartan in Virginia. With 8000 feet of elevation change over 8 miles, everyone said it was harder terrain that last year's Vermont Beast. You will hear from the following: Matt Novakovich-the Alaskan that showed up to his first ever Spartan, did zero burpees, and beat Hobie by 5 minutes. Trish Blackwell-The woman who Matt challenged to finish top ten in her first Spartan and she promptly took 2nd on Sunday. Elise Fugowski-The 24 year old who won Saturday's race in just her 3rd Spartan ever. Brian Hoover, a 42 year old from Utah, taking his 3rd Sunday podium of the year. Hobie Call-The most recognizable man at any Spartan Race talks about not being the poster boy anymore.
Wed, 21 August 2013
Episode 63-Joe Desena was on CNBC this morning, you can watch the clip here. I was under the impression that it would be an intelligent conversation about OCR, the growth of the sport, and/or sponsorship dollars. It was not. This gave me a great excuse to call Joe and talk about anything that changed since we last spoke about the big Vermont race. I also wanted to see how he thought the CNBC piece went. Please listen very close to the end of the first segment with Joe for some sage advice.
I was already planning to air interviews which had taken place just days after the Death Race ended. So, lucky you, you get a double dose of Joe Desena on today's podcast.
You will also hear from Junyong Pak. Pak is best known for being the 2X World's Toughest Mudder. He is also a previous Death Race finisher. It came as a surprise to many when he quit this year's Death Race about 12 hours before it ended. I ask him what happened and if he ever plans on doing the DR again.
Today's episode is brought to you by Man Games. Their amazing first event takes place Sept 6 and 7th.
Tue, 6 August 2013
Episode 61-The interviews in this episode kick off with a short call I had with Joe DeSena. He talks about the recent "Spartan Rash" that occured at the recent Spartan Race in Illinois. He also talks about a TV show in the works for NBC. I then, sort of, beg for a job.
Next, I speak with 3 2013 Summer Death Race finishers. Amelia Boone, Olof Dallner, and Pete Coleman. These 3 all got skulls which means they did everything (or almost everything) asked and outlasted everyone else over the course of 3 days. I wanted to know how this DR compared to previous ones, and find out what it takes to actually finish one of these things.
Mon, 13 May 2013
In today's episode, we start by talking about the Triple Race Challenge that I did over the weekend. I successfully completed 3 races in one day and am challenging others to top this feat. Listen in to hear the official announcement on how you can win a free entry to a future OCR event of your choice by doing so. I will also talk about two of the three races that I did. Savage Race and The Electric Run were both awesome events, for completely different reasons. Hear me tell you why.
I will then play my interview with Chef Richard Blais. For those that don't know him, Chef Blais won Top Chef All Stars and has begun building a small empire which includes 4 restaraunts in Atlanta alone, a new book "Try This At Home", and tv appearances it seems almost daily. It turns out he is a runner which gave me a great reason to sit down and talk with him. We talk about running, food, Top Chef, and some of his future plans. I then attempt to convince him to attempt an obstacle race in the near future.
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Tue, 7 May 2013
Another podcast episode chock full of obstacle goodness.
First, I talk a little about the need for some rule tightening over at Spartan.
Then, we have two great interviews for you I have done in recent weeks.
Brad Kloha is going to run 100 races (mostly obstacle) in 52 weeks starting June 15th. He is on a mission to stop Alzheimer's. Listen in to learn what inspired this cool adventure and how he plans on getting it done.
The other interview is with Tory Fitzgerald of Out-Fit Challenge. The world's first LGBT obstacle race. OCR is already the most fun you can have your clothes (mostly) on. Imagine all that mud and fun with the added the flair of the gay community, hellloooo!