Sun, 30 November 2014
Episode 109 - As one of a handful of Barkley Ultramarathon finishers in the world, ever, Nickademus Hollon entered WTM with tons of respect from the OCR community. Many were considering him a contendor to win it all. In Episode 107, we had a nice chat where he talked about how his massive ultramarathon training experience could really benefit him in a race like this. He ended up with only his 2nd ever DNF. We talk to him and find out what happened.
Amelia Boone missed the Spartan World Championships and the OCR World Championships as she chose to have major surgery about 3 months ago. Her return to World's Toughest was also her return to the top as she was crownded champion again.
Ryan Atkins got to stand in Pak's shoes and feel what it's like to contend when everyone knows exactly who you are. He promptly defended his title against arguably the most competitive field to date.
Today's show is sponsored by Mad Anthony Mud Run. Mad Anthony was known for his tenacity, intensity and character; we hope that you will bring those same attributes as you complete this adventurous challenge including numerous “battles” that will confront you along the way. Register now for just $35.00
Wed, 26 November 2014
Episode 108 - In today's show, we talk to with 3 top finishers from this year's World's Toughest Mudder.
Allison Tai is like many Canadian athletes we have met in recent months. She's sweet, humble, and really good at obstacle racing. She won the Edmonton Spartan Sprint in July and the Canadian Spartan Ultra Beast in September. She then turned in an impressive 4th at the Spartan Super in Sacramento a few weeks later. At WTM, she beat all but 24 of the men and bested every woman other than Amelia Boone, completing 14 laps and 70 miles before time ran out.
Despite great credentials, Miguel Medina and Hunter McIntyre showed up under the radar to WTM with Team Wolfpack Spartan. They then spent the next 24 hours (plus) fighting off Under Armour Team Australia to take home the 1st place team prize.
Today's show is sponsored by Mad Anthony Mud Run. Mad Anthony was known for his tenacity, intensity and character; we hope that you will bring those same attributes as you complete this adventurous challenge including numerous “battles” that will confront you along the way.
Wed, 19 November 2014
Episode 107 - We are in Las Vegas and nearby Henderson, Nevada for Part One of this year's World's Toughest Mudder Coverage.
Listen to pre WTM interviews with:
Hanna Copper - First timer with big goals
Matty Gregg -Big money raiser and WTM Community Admin
Mandy Baskin -4 time WTM competitor
Shenoa Creer - Representing ORM
Team Under Armour Australia - A strong team favorite featuring last year's female winner Deanna Blegg
Matthew Hanson - Last year's 4th place finisher
Amelia Boone - Lover of Poptarts
Team 3AM Waterfalls - Last year's Team Winners
Ken Jacobus - Founder of WTM Community
Junyong Pak - Post race arm wrestler
Jim Campbell - The Goat
Nolan Kombol -Tough Mudder Director of Process Innovation and WTM Course Designer
Will Dean -CEO of Tough Mudder
Nickademus Hollon - Barkley's Winner, Ultraracing Super Badass
Tue, 11 November 2014
Episode 106 - Noah Galloway lost two of his limbs in 2005. He has not let that stop him from completing obstacle races and being an inspiration to thousands, but you probably already knew that. Matt B. caught up with Noah to ask him about being on the cover of Men's Health and appearing on Ellen. Before Matt could do that, Emma and Jaxson (two of Matt's kids) had a few questions of their own.
Thu, 6 November 2014
Episode 105 - Ben Greenfield is not a Jew. He is a man who lives his passion covering fitness and nutrition as an author, speaker, and podcaster. Ben started The Obstacle Dominator Podcast earlier this year with Spartan Cover Boy Hunter McIntyre. We talk to Ben about how that little friendship began and several other interesting topics which include: Fitness pseudo science, tips on business success, and how he actually isn’t Jewish.
Today’s episode is sponsored by BattlefrogSeries. Check them out now to see all the cities they will be hitting in 2015. Use code BATTLEORM for race entry discounts.
Fri, 31 October 2014
Episode 104 - On today's show, you'll get a taste of what it was like to be at the Obstacle Racing World Championships that took place in Oregonia, Ohio last weekend.
We start Friday night as you'll hear brief chats with Dutch OCR blogger Dirk Schrama, and Mr. On My Way To Sparta, Jeff Cain.
After a quick check-in Saturday morning with Amelia Boone before the race starts, we catch the top 4 elite men as they finished followed by the first 3 elite women.
Today's episode is sponsored by Battlefrog Series. Miami Battlefrog is happening in a couple of weeks and the 2015 calendar has several dates already. Use code "BattleORM" for discounts.
We have Lots of bitchin photos here.
Dirk Schrama - Obstakels.com (Google will translate for you, if you let it).
Jeff Cain - Obstacle Racer's Prayer
Amelia Boone - Profile on SBNation
Jon Albon- http://www.jonathanalbon.com/
Ryan Atkins- http://ryanatkinsdietrecipebook.blogspot.com/
Hobie Call - http://www.hobiecall.com/
Cimmie Wignell - Video of Cimmie winning Toughest.
Siri Englund -Profile interview from Dirt In Your Skirt
Cassidy Watton - Athlinks profile
Thu, 23 October 2014
Episode 103 - In today’s episode, we spoke to Kimber Mattox and Renee Baillie, two women who drove down from the runner’s haven of Bend, Oregon to crush the recent Warrior Dash World Championship. Listen in to find out how Renee almost didn’t show up at all, and how both of them had very different predictions about the outcome. You will also hear the exciting news that they have now caught the OCR bug.
Learn more about Kimber Mattox here.
Learn more about Renee Baillie here
Click here to see MudRun Guide's coverage of the women's Warrior Dash Championship Race. (Also to see what I was talking about at 6:35 of the podcast)
Wed, 15 October 2014
Episode 102 - Today’s episode is a conversation with Adrian Bijanada, the man who created The Obstacle Racing World Championships. What started as a vision is now fast becoming a reality in Ohio next weekend. Adrian answers questions about every question we threw at him including qualifications, prize money, course markings, penalties, future race sites and much much more.
Tue, 7 October 2014
Episode 101- In today’s episode, we welcome back Joe Desena to the program.
Joe just had an incredible weekend so we are excited to rush this episode up and get it to you right away.
First he completed the Spartan Ohio race from a wheelchair. He was challenged by Michael Mills, Nubs from More Heart Than Scars, and some others to complete a Spartan race from a completely different perspective.
Joe talks about the incredible experience he had doing this and the decision it led him to regarding future Adaptive Athletes heats at Spartan Race.
Shortly after this race, Joe drove about 400 miles to do a 50k race with his 8 year old son Jack, which we also discussed.
We then talk a little about the upcoming Spartan Cruise.
Mon, 6 October 2014
Episode 100-Vermont Beast 2014
At the end of July of 2012, Matt B. left a weekend trip from Pittsfield, Vermont with the idea that talking to people in the obstacle racing world would make for a cool podcast.
27 months and 99 episodes later, we find ourselves back in Vermont, in nearby Killington, for the 2014 Spartan Beast Championship Race.
On today’s show you will hear from Deanna Blegg, Junyong Pak, Jonathan Albon, Ryan Atkins, Cody Moat, Hunter McIntyre, Chad Trammell, Isaiah Vidal, Claude Godbout, Corinna Coffin, James Appleton, Matt Novakovich, Orla Walsh, Jackie Rust, Knut Hohler, Lindsay Webster, Morgan McKay, April Dee and Rose Wetzel.
It has truly been a pleasure, here is to the next 100.
Today’s episode is sponsored by MudGear