Sat, 3 January 2015
Episode 113 - Mark Jones did the 2nd ever Spartan Race in Brooklyn NY, back in 2010. His performance got him free entry into Summer Death Race. He finished, but swore he would never do it again. Find out how his path brought him back to Pittsfield again and again until he finally moved there in 2013. We also talk about he trains to not just finish, but win, The Death Race, World's Toughest Mudder and Joe Decker's Suck and Ultimate Suck. The only thing Mark hasn't finished is the grueling GORUCK Selection. We talk about what went wrong in previous attempts, and how he plans to finish the next time around.
Wed, 24 December 2014
Episode 112 - Happy Holidays everyone! We have been wanting to get Jason on the line for a long time. We wasted no time with the standard "How did you start GORUCK?" questions as that story can be found many other places and got right to the good stuff.
Matt and Jason talk about manufacturing gear, Selection, Kill that 5K, Nasty, GORUCKPalooza, and the ups and downs of the business of GORUCK.
Today's episode is sponsored by Mad Anthony Mud Run.
Fri, 19 December 2014
Episode 111 - Today's episode has two conversations. The first is the kind you have come to expect from this podcast, an interview with a race director. We talk to Warren Caputo who puts on Muddy Duck Dash. It's a fantastic small scale OCR in Georgia. Listen in to hear about the simple, yet fun and creative things this race does. We wish them much success and hope more and more people come and check them out.
The 2nd interview goes in a very different direction. We talk to Dennis Caco from something called The Undress. Dennis and his business partner April created this very cool product which solves a common problem for runners, and other athletes who need to change their clothes on the go. Watch their kickstarter video linked above, then listen in. We learn about what it was like to seek out $22,000 and end up with $615,000 in donations. We also talk about why we think the OCR crowd will love this product and much more.
Today's episode is sponsored by Battlefrog Series. They've recently announced a massive payout for their 2015 championship series. Use code BATTLEORM for $10 off any 2015 registration.
Mon, 8 December 2014
Episode 110 - Kristin and Yishai Horowitz put on adventure races and triathlons through their company, All Out Events. Back in 2007 they also got the idea to put on a mud run. In OCR years, 2007 makes 2010 look like 1985, so they were waaay ahead of the curve. We talk to them about a proposal they wrote which shows what the mud landscape looked like 7 years ago. We also learn about how they've successfully carved out their own race community and avoided the boom/bust of many other companies that failed around them.
Today's episode is sponsored by Udder Mud Run. Udder Mud Run returns to Covington Georgia on Aug 8, 2015. Use Code RUNORM for $10.00 off.
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