Fri, 14 February 2014
Episode 79 - The episode kicks off talking to Race Director Brian Sharenow of The Bad Ass Dash. They are an obstacle racing series which not only survived last year but thrived and added some new elements for 2014.
Then we look at the long awaited first race of Extreme Nation. The $40,000 cash purse attracted some of the best OCR athletes in the country. You will hear many on site interviews including Ella Kocuiba, Alec Blenis, David Magida, Hunter McIntyre, Janice Marie Ferguson, Hobie Call and more. After that you will hear what happened in the days that followed as we talk to Hobie again as well as Randy Yoho to discuss the changes and future of Extreme Nation.
Thu, 6 February 2014
Episode 78 - Matt B. went to California last week to take on the Temecula Spartan Sprint. He got a chance to meet lots of great west coast folks while visiting, which inspired this episode. You will hear the meeting of the podcast minds, as he sits down with Laurie Hale of the Getting Dirty Podcast. He also plays an interview with Ernesto Gonzales. Ernesto took on the 5 Race Rodina Challenge with some interesting results.
Today's episode is sponsored by Goliathon.com. It's not a race, it's a mission.
Fri, 24 January 2014
Episode 77-Michael Mills lost the use of his legs in 1993. We met him a year ago when we helped put a group together to help him climb Stone Mountain.
Later in 2013, he went on to be the first paralyzed athlete to complete the Georgia Spartan Sprint and the Carolina Spartan Beast. He also participated in the 2013 Peak Races Summer Death Race.
His stories have been featured in blogs posts and Facebook and have been an inspiration to many.
We finally got a chance to sit down for an interview with him to learn about his past, present, and future.
Fri, 3 January 2014
Episode 76 - The first episode of 2014 is the last episode on the 2013 World's Toughest Mudder.
Matt had phone conversations with Male winner Ryan Atkins and 2nd place female Maggi Thorne. We get their thoughts a few days after the event was over and they had some time to reflect on their accomplishments.
This episode is sponsored by Kimbia Racing.
Wed, 18 December 2013
Episode 75- You may want to listen to Parts I and II before proceeding.
Part 3 picks up where we left off, early Sunday Morning, November 17th in Englishtown, NJ.
We talk to the following people at or near the end of the race.
Team 3 AM Waterfalls
A few days later, we checked in via phone with Deanna, The guys from 3AM, and Pak to see how they felt after the race.
This means there will still be a Part IV to get more post race reactions.
Today's episode is sponsored by Extreme Nation.
Thu, 12 December 2013
Episode 74-We pick up on the World’s Toughest Mudder on Saturday morning November 16th prior to the start of the race. This episode will take us through to about 5am on Sunday the 17th. You will hear from some of the folks from the previous episode plus: Nele Schulze Laurence Borst Team Sons of Poseiden Team Four Horsemen Todd Sedlak Team Shark School Amelia Boone And some volunteers and staff from TMHQ.
Wed, 27 November 2013
Episode 73-Today's interviews start on Friday November 15, 2013 as we meet some of the participants from this year's World's Toughest Mudder.
In this episode, you will hear from the following:
In later episodes, we will check back in with some of these people and meet some new ones as well.
Let's dig in shall we?
Thu, 14 November 2013
Episode 72 Fred Smith joins Matt for a chat about their get together a few weekends ago. The Smithfest Events crew brought Matt up to Boston to experience Panic In The Dark and a sneak peak into their mayhem behind the scenes. Listen in to learn about how Panic went and how Matt and Fred bonded for life at 4:00am.
The 2nd interview in today's episode is with Jon Watson of JWatsonTV. Jon is the only guy we know that actually gets paid to run around with his GoPro. Jeff Marier (ORM's videographer) and Matt got to catch up with Jon at the Hit and Run 5K obstacle race in Conyers Georgia.
Today's episode is brought to you by Pretty Muddy. They have remaining events this year in Orlando and Tampa. Check them out at prettymuddywomensrun.com.
Thu, 31 October 2013
Episode 71-Yesterday, Run For Your Lives cancelled all future events including one this weekend. This morning Ruckus Events cancelled their Boston event which was also scheduled for this weekend. Just when we were all wondering when will the madness stop? When many were thinking "Will I ever be able to register for a race put on by anyone but the Big 3 and feel confident the race will happen?"
Jeff Suffolk from Human Movement Management contacted Obstacle Racing Media and said "No Mas".
Human Movement already produces a a bevvy of successful races such as The Color Run, Dirty Girl Mud Run, 5k Foam Fest and many more. Today he and Matt talked about where his company came from, where the industry is going, and why he wants to give customers a great experience even if he has to lose some money on the front end to do so.
We were thrilled to be the ones to break the great news this morning, and we are thrilled to bring you this interview in it's entirety.
Thu, 24 October 2013
Episode 70-In this week’s episode Matt first talks to Tanner Bell of Ragnar Events. If you have thought about doing a Ragnar Relay, this will be a great listen. This is a cool dude who puts on great events for runners nationwide.
Also, Jonathan Nolan from CornFed Spartans came back on the show to talk about just what happened on Day 4 of what was a 3 day Summer Death Race. He also talks about the difference between the Joe Desena/Andy Weinberg insanity of a Death Race and the Joe and Nicole Decker insanity of an Ultimate Suck.