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World’s Toughest Podcast

Welcome to the World’s Toughest Podcast, where we talk about any Obstacle Course Race you’d like, as long as it's World’s Toughest Mudder. Each week we talk to members of the WTM Community and share stories of success and failure in the single greatest event in OCR. We are the Number One rated Obstacle Course Racing podcast in the world according to Apple Podcasts and Amazon.com. Thank you. The Worlds Toughest Podcast is a production of Contender Media and is not affiliated with Tough Mudder or TMHQ. Opinions expressed are those of the host and guest and are not necessarily the opinions of Tough Mudder. But they might be.
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Oct 18, 2019

For the first time ever TMHQ has opened nominations for the Tough Mudder Community Awards. They are looking for nominations in the following six categories: Teamwork, Fun, Mental Grit, Personal Accomplishment, the Tribe Award, and the Tough Mudder Hall of Fame. 

Nominate someone today. You don’t have to fill out all six slots. But get involved! Nominate a community member right now.

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Yancy Culp joins the show to tell you what to focus on with your training for World's Toughest Mudder with just 30 days left.

Yancy trains some of the top names in obstacle course racing. You can learn more about Yancy and his training at YancyCamp.com

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Oct 17, 2019

Toughest Mudder West is this weekend, at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the last Toughest Mudder before World's Toughest Mudder this November.

Jessica Johnson ran World's Toughest Mudder for the first time in 2017, the last year in Las Vegas. Jessica and Will talk about the Vegas venue, the obstacles, and what runners can expect this weekend at Toughest Mudder

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For the first time ever TMHQ has opened nominations for the Tough Mudder Community Awards. They are looking for nominations in the following six categories: Teamwork, Fun, Mental Grit, Personal Accomplishment, the Tribe Award, and the Tough Mudder Hall of Fame. 

Nominate someone today. You don’t have to fill out all six slots. But get involved! Nominate a community member right now.

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Like Tough Mudder this year, we are "getting back to our roots". Who from the WTM or Tough Mudder community would you like to hear from? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Oct 16, 2019

Johnny Little, VP of International Development for Tough Mudder and Race Director for Toughest Mudder South, Toughest Mudder West and World's Toughest Mudder joins the show.

Toughest Mudder South was last month. There were a few hiccups. The first lap was only 4.5 miles long. The second lap and every lap after were 5.5 miles long. Johnny talks about what went wrong and how they fixed it on the fly. 

Toughest Mudder West is this weekend. Johnny talks about runners can expect from the iconic Lake Las Vegas course and whether The Cliff will make an appearance. (Spoiler: Nope.)

Johnny and Will wrap up with a sneak peek at World's Toughest Mudder 2019 and talk of "gamification" on course in Atlanta. 

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For the first time ever TMHQ has opened nominations for the Tough Mudder Community Awards. They are looking for nominations in the following six categories: Teamwork, Fun, Mental Grit, Personal Accomplishment, the Tribe Award, and the Tough Mudder Hall of Fame. 

Nominate someone today. You don’t have to fill out all six slots. But get involved! Nominate a community member right now.

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Oct 9, 2019

Tough Mudder has rolled out the calendar of events for 2020.

Tough Mudder 2020 Calendar

Among the highlights:

  • Tough Mudder Opening Weekend will be early this year: March 21/22 in College Station, Texas.
  • Three separate weekends highlighting the 10th Anniversary of Tough Mudder in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Tri-State.
  • The three venues for Toughest Mudder in 2020: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago
  • Two new venues in Wisconsin and Buffalo.

The 10th Anniversary Weekends will feature an enhanced festival area, a unique signature obstacle on course, and a LIMITED EDITION 10-Year Anniversary Finisher Headband.

Kyle McLaughlin, The CEO of Tough Mudder joins us (again!) to talk about Tough Mudder 2020.

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Oct 7, 2019

Kyle McLaughlin is the CEO of Tough Mudder. Kyle joins Will to update the community on World’s Toughest Mudder 2019.

Two of the biggest changes this year:

  1. No more stressing about getting the venue as soon as possible on Friday. You will be able to choose your pit spot online before you even get to Atlanta. 
  2. At the 2.5 Mile point of the race will be a Quick-Pit. Your pit crew will be able to give you food and beverages and communicate about what else you may need when you finish that lap. Also, Coach will be hosting a 24-Hour dance party at the quick pit.

More information on those additions to World's Toughest Mudder and much more in our conversation with Kyle McLaughlin.

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Oct 4, 2019

Elliot Rueb finished in second place behind Trevor Cichosz at Toughest Mudder South, last week in Dallas. This is coming off his first place performance in the Team Relay at Toughest Mudder Central, a couple months ago in Minnesota.

Elliot will be a threat for the men's podium at World's Toughest Mudder 2019 in Atlanta.

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Today on the show we announce the winners of our World's Toughest Podcast sticker drive! We're giving away 17 sets of two World's Toughest Podcast stickers. Are you a winner?

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Sep 27, 2019
Amelia Boone holds nearly every women's record at World’s Toughest Mudder. She was the first woman to win back to back titles. She was the first woman to run 90 miles. She is the only woman to win World’s Toughest Mudder three times. More than any other woman in Obstacle Course Racing she has achieved breakout success with commercials, endorsements, and magazine covers. 
 
Today on the show Amelia Boone announces her return to competition at World's Toughest Mudder.
 
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Welcome to Champion's Week on World's Toughest Podcast. Every day this week we are talking with a past champion of World's Toughest Mudder

  • Monday: 6x Champ Ryan Atkins and 2x Champ Rea Kolbl
  • Tuesday: 2018 Champ Kris Mendoza
  • Wednesday: 2016 Champ Stefanie Bishop
  • Thursday: 2016 Champ Trevor Cichosz
  • Friday: 3x Champ Amelia Boone

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Like Tough Mudder this year, we are "getting back to our roots". Who from the WTM community would you like to hear from? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Sep 27, 2019
Trevor Cichosz has more individual podiums at World’s Toughest Mudder than anyone else alive. Cichosz has been on the men’s podium every single year since 2014, a five-year streak that is still ongoing. Starting in 2014 Cichosz has finished World’s Toughest Mudder in 3rd place, 2nd place, 1st place, 3rd place, and most recently, 2nd place in 2018. If that pattern holds up Cichosz will claim his 2nd World’s Toughest Mudder championship this November in Atlanta. 
 
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From now until the end of the day on Friday, EVERY new review on Apple Podcasts, Amazon, and Stitcher will add two more stickers to the giveaway. You can enter up to three times (once on Apple Podcasts, once on Amazon, once on Stitcher). We will tally the results at the end of the day on Friday and announce the winners on next week's episode.

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Welcome to Champion's Week on World's Toughest Podcast. Every day this week we are talking with a past champion of World's Toughest Mudder

  • Monday: 6x Champ Ryan Atkins and 2x Champ Rea Kolbl
  • Tuesday: 2018 Champ Kris Mendoza
  • Wednesday: 2016 Champ Stefanie Bishop
  • Thursday: 2016 Champ Trevor Cichosz
  • Friday: 3x Champ Amelia Boone

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Like Tough Mudder this year, we are "getting back to our roots". Who from the WTM community would you like to hear from? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Sep 26, 2019
Stefanie Bishop is the 2016 Women’s World’s Toughest Mudder Champion. Her 85 miles in 2016 is the second-highest milage ever run by a woman at World’s Toughest Mudder. She is also active in the multi-day Adventure Running community with a resume of crazy races to show for it.
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Free Sticker Update: We have reached our goal of 150 reviews in the U.S. Apple Podcast store! Because of that, we are giving away 10 two-packs of World's Toughest Podcast stickers to 10 listeners who have left a review in the past. Do you want to win a sticker? Here's how:

From now until the end of the day on Friday, EVERY new review on Apple Podcasts, Amazon, and Stitcher will add two more stickers to the giveaway. You can enter up to three times (once on Apple Podcasts, once on Amazon, once on Stitcher). We will tally the results at the end of the day on Friday and announce the winners on next week's episode.

Good luck!

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Welcome to Champion's Week on World's Toughest Podcast. Every day this week we are talking with a past champion of World's Toughest Mudder

  • Monday: 6x Champ Ryan Atkins and 2x Champ Rea Kolbl
  • Tuesday: 2018 Champ Kris Mendoza
  • Wednesday: 2016 Champ Stefanie Bishop
  • Thursday: 2016 Champ Trevor Cichosz
  • Friday: 3x Champ Amelia Boone

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Like Tough Mudder this year, we are "getting back to our roots". Who from the WTM community would you like to hear from? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Sep 24, 2019
Kris Mendoza is one of the most beloved members of the Tough Mudder community. Kris has run World’s Toughest Mudder every year since 2014, finishing with 50 miles in his first year. In 2017 he was on the first-place relay team and in 2018 he won his first individual World’s Toughest Mudder championship. He won the race with a dramatic pass of Trevor Cichosz, the Men's Champion in 2016. Mendoza passed Cichosz less than one mile from the finish line. Mendoza’s win in 2018 was the closest, most dramatic finish in World’s Toughest Mudder history.
 
Mendoza is also a doctor, working as a dental anesthesiologist near his training grounds in Colorado.
 
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Welcome to Champion's Week on World's Toughest Podcast. Every day this week we are talking with a past champion of World's Toughest Mudder

  • Monday: 6x Champ Ryan Atkins and 2x Champ Rea Kolbl
  • Tuesday: 2018 Champ Kris Mendoza
  • Wednesday: 2016 Champ Stefanie Bishop
  • Thursday: 2016 Champ Trevor Cichosz
  • Friday: 3x Champ Amelia Boone

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Like Tough Mudder this year, we are "getting back to our roots". Who from the WTM community would you like to hear from? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Sep 23, 2019

Ryan Atkins is the only six-time champion of World’s Toughest Mudder. No one else has won it more than three times and no other man has won it more than twice. Atkins won his first title in 2013 with the first-ever 100-mile performance at World’s Toughest Mudder. He also won individual titles in 2014 and 2017 as well as winning team titles in 2015, 2016, and 2018. His 2016 team performance with Jon Albon of 105 miles earned them the bonus prize of $100,000. Atkins also holds the record for highest mileage at a single WTM with 110 miles in 2017. Atkins is undoubtedly the greatest athlete in endurance OCR.

Rea Kolbl is the reigning women’s champion of World’s Toughest Mudder. Her win in Atlanta in 2018 was a successful defense of her first win in Las Vegas 2017. With her back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018 she became the first back-to-back individual winner since Amelia Boone in 2014 and 2015. Her 90 miles in 2017 tied the record for a woman set by Amelia Boone in 2012.

Atkins and Kolbl are the only past winners to win back to back individual titles at two different race venues. Atkins won in 2013 in New Jersey and 2014 in Vegas. Kolbl won in 2017 in Vegas and 2018 in Atlanta.

Ryan and Rea talked with us from a boat landing in Fiji. They will be teammates competing on the new Eco-Challenge airing on Amazon Prime in 2020. Stay tuned for more on the Eco-Challenge next year.

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Welcome to Champion's Week on World's Toughest Podcast. Every day this week we are talking with a past champion of World's Toughest Mudder

  • Monday: 6x Champ Ryan Atkins and 2x Champ Rea Kolbl
  • Tuesday: 2018 Champ Kris Mendoza
  • Wednesday: 2016 Champ Stefanie Bishop
  • Thursday: 2016 Champ Trevor Cichosz
  • Friday: 3x Champ Amelia Boone

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Do you want a World's Toughest Podcast sticker? We need six new reviews on Apple Podcasts by the end of Champions week. If we get those six reviews we will give away a stack of stickers to people who have left reviews for the show on Apple Podcasts and Amazon.com! Do it now!

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Like Tough Mudder this year, we are "getting back to our roots". Who from the WTM community would you like to hear from? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts.

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Sep 20, 2019

Toughest Mudder South is this weekend outside Dallas. It will have 20 obstacles over the five-mile course. The man and woman who complete the most laps in 12 hours will win the race. Carlo Piscitello will be at the race with live updates all night long for The OCR Report on Instagram.

Before Carlo and Will talk about the race, they talk about the first time Carlo ran World's Toughest Mudder. Will and Carlo both ran World's Toughest Mudder for the first time in 2015. They share stories from their first time including the common experience of bringing FAR too much gear to your first WTM and having to haul it all in, and then hauling it all out once the race is over. And then you see Ryan Atkins show up with a carry-on bag that would fit underneath the seat of an airplane and you wonder what you're even doing out there on the same course with him.

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Sep 4, 2019

World's Toughest Mudder 2019 is approaching quickly. Tough Mudder has begun to release details about what to expect at WTM 2019 with a big trove of information. Kyle McLaughlin, The CEO of Tough Mudder, joins us to talk about the race this year.

Some of the things to look forward to:

  • Legacy Bibs for 5x WTM runners
  • Golden Carabiners will return
  • Obstacle Bypass bands will make their first WTM appearance
  • The first-ever "Hot Lap" for Pit Crew and others to run a lap of the course a day early
  • And much, much more

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Jul 23, 2019

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Nutrition is one of the most difficult, yet critical parts of your success at World's Toughest Mudder. What works for one athlete may not work at all for another athlete. As part of their race fueling strategy, many runners at WTM like to use "real" food such as sandwiches, beef jerky, or even pizza.

But what if you were not able to get the race fuel that best served your body? What if you could no longer get the pizza you needed to run your best race?

Brian Thompson has been investigating this very thing since 2016 on his Investigative Journalism Program (or I.J.P) called "Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonald's. We at World's Toughest Podcast have followed his investigation for years and are happy to welcome him to our show.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:21 Pizza as Running Fuel
  • 2:49 FIVE STARS!!!
  • 4:26 Guest Intro: Brian Thompson

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Jul 19, 2019

Toughest Mudder Central is in the books and it was a great race. JahLisa James ran the course and she joins us to talk about how the race went for her. She also talks about the obstacle that had her praying as she approached it and how Toughest Mudder can help prepare you for World's Toughest Mudder

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:23 Let’s talk some news
  • 2:47 Toughest MN Men’s Podium
  • 3:20 Toughest MN Women’s Podium
  • 4:03 Two-Person Team Relay Podium
  • 5:21 Four-Person Team Relay Podium
  • 8:08 Shout out to Team Two Dymes
  • 9:15 Stop proposing to the volunteers
  • 10:05 Course Terrain and Wolf Whistles
  • 12:02 Kyle McLaughlin promoted to CEO
  • 14:12 Finisher Beer: Quality vs. Quantity
  • 17:18 FIVE STARS!!!
  • 18:50 Toughest Mudder Central with JahLisa James
  • 42:33 Outro

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Jul 13, 2019

Direct from TMHQ: The Toughest Mudder Minnesota Friday afternoon Facebook live briefing. Share this with your friends running this weekend.

Anamarie Rojas and Aaron Katz of TMHQ bring you info on the course you won't hear anywhere else. Except for Facebook.com/toughmudder. It's over there too.

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Times to note:

  • Saturday, July 13
  • 4:00 pm: Check-in Begins
  • 7:15 pm: Runners to Start Chute for Pre-race Briefing
  • 8:00 pm: Race Begins
  • Sunday, July 14
  • 7:15 am: Start Line closes to new laps
  • 8:00 am: Finish Live closes. Course cleared of runners.
  • 8:15 am: Post-Race Award Ceremony

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Jul 12, 2019

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This weekend is Toughest Mudder Central, just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. Will talks with three-time WTM participant Kemper Karmine about the course, the obstacles, and his plan for the 12-hour race.

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Jul 2, 2019

 

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The new President of Tough Mudder, Kyle McLaughlin, joins the show this week. Kyle and Will talk about a rough 2018, a good 2019 so far, and what it took to get from there to here. 

Kyle drops a fair bit of breaking news in the interview, including a return to Australia for Toughest Mudder in 2020 and the debut of a "Full Weekend Experience" for World's Toughest Mudder. Whether you are running WTM, or working pit crew, or not doing either; If you love Tough Mudder, the President of Tough Mudder says you need to be in Atlanta this November.

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May 17, 2019

World's Toughest Podcast is back for Season Three!

A lot has happened in the world of Tough Mudder since WTM 2018. We get you up to speed before talking with Javier Escobar about Toughest Mudder East, taking place this weekend near Philadelphia.

Will and Javier talk about the course, the obstacles, and pit strategy for the 12-hour race.

Are you racing Toughest Mudder East or Toughest Mudder UK this weekend? How many miles are you planning to run? Let us know on our Instagram page at @theOCRreport.

We're glad to be back for Season Three of the show. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts after you listen to the new episode.

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Dec 14, 2018

The last event of the weekend of World's Toughest Mudder is called "The Bar Crawl". It's not called that because people crawl from bar to bar though. It's called the Bar Crawl because everyone is so sore, they have to crawl to get to the bar. Or at least that's the story we heard from our first guest this episode.

We are joined by six guests we talked to at the bar crawl the night after World's Toughest Mudder 2018.

J.D. Allen is an Atlanta local and veteran of multiple World's Toughest Mudders. He shares his thoughts on this years version of the race.

Mike Stefano and Katelyn Ritter are the hosts of the Obstacle Running Adventures podcast. Mike ran WTM for the first time this year and Katelyn pitted him all the way to 50 miles.

Chris Wilkins and John Cheek came all the way from the UK to run World's Toughest Mudder. They have advice for international runners thinking about making the trip.

Kenny Rotter ran 40 miles in the bitter cold this year and ran into Will Hicks multiple times over the weekend. He talks about how to take the Tough Mudder spirit into "real life" off the course.

  • 0:00 Intro and Welcome
  • 3:40 Spartan Ultra Championship Update
  • 9:24 Jon Albon DNF Iceland
  • 10:46 Ryan Atkins wins Iceland; Men's Podium
  • 13:29 Morgan Mckay update
  • 14:23 Hey kids. Can you earmuff it for me?
  • 16:41 You're so smart!
  • 18:49 Get a FREE World's Toughest Podcast sticker!
  • 22:29 Obstacle Running Adventures was robbed
  • 24:06 Coming in 2019: The OCR Report Podcast
  • 27:13 FIVE STARS!!!
  • 34:23 WTM 2018: The Night After
  • 34:47 J.D. Allen
  • 50:03 Mike Stefano and Katelyn Ritter
  • 1:13:28 Chris Wilkins and John Cheek
  • 1:34:33 Kenny Rotter
  • 1:46:06 Thank you! and leave a review on Apple Podcasts

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The OCR Report is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win.

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Nov 28, 2018
 
How was your race at World's Toughest Mudder 2018? We talked with over a dozen members of the WTM community at the Champion's Brunch and asked them that question.
 
We have said for two years now that we talk about "success and failure" at World's Toughest Mudder. Not everyone had a great race. 
 
To everyone who had a great race: Congratulations! To everyone who knows they could have done better: That's ok. Now you have motivation to last all year long. We will see you at WTM 2019.
 
How was your race? Tell us in a review on Apple Podcasts or Amazon.com
 
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0:00 Intro
2:20 Tough Mudder News
3:19 Erin Rost did not "come out of nowhere"
5:22 Allison Tai was done wrong
8:29 Rea Kolbl is on the verge of "Atkins-level" dominance
11:50 Keep an eye on Alex Walker in 2019
13:10 Adriane Alvord: We have your check
15:33 Mud Run Guide "Best of OCR" awards have begun. Here is how to vote
17:38 Pis and Cox continue their "British TV Season" release schedule
18:37 Will Hicks was a guest on a few other OCR podcasts. Check out episodes #97 and #98 of Obstacle Running Adventures and a recent episode of ORM
21:23 How to win a FREE World's Toughest Podcast sticker. (Text TOUGH to 228-28)
22:40 You're So Smart!
24:33 FIVE STARS!!!
 
Let's Go To The Phones!
32:23 Diana Codispoti
34:01 Mark James
35:54 Patrick Ebert
37:46 Carola Fekter
39:39 Wil Chung
42:11 Katelyn Ritter
44:29 Eric Smith
47:14 Anke Frederich
50:13 Kenny Ng
51:54 Michael Ng
54:43 Melissa "Sharkbait" Dugan
57:50 Chris Betcher
1:02:08 Ronan Kirby
1:07:19 Josh Cox
1:10:29 Jessica Johnson
1:16:08 Charlie Boher

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World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win.

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Nov 16, 2018

 

Rea Kolbl and Kris Mendoza are here to talk about their wins at World's Toughest Mudder 2018. They are joined by 2nd place woman Erin Rost, 3rd place woman Allison Tai, and Papa and Mama Doza, Danny and Katie.

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0:00 Intro
3:41 Carlo Piscotello is difficult to follow on IG
5:39 Let’s Talk WTM News
6:06 Your 2018 WTM Champions are…
6:57 Rea Kolbl (giggle) and...
7:24 Kristopher Mendoza (music notes)
8:12 The Men’s Extended Podium
8:57 The Women’s Extended Podium
9:25 The Classic Team Extended Podium
9:59 The Team Relay Extended Podium
10:52 Will Hicks made the extended podium!
12:58 How many runners completed 50 miles?
13:39 You’re So Smart!
16:51 How to Win a Free Pair of Merrell Trail Running Shoes (Text TOUGH to 228-28)
17:56 FIVE STARS!!!
23:32 Your 3rd place woman, Allison Tai
30:13 Your 2nd place woman, Erin Rost
40:12 Kris Mendoza Interviews Erin Rost
41:23 Erin Rost Interviews Kris Mendoza
43:41 Kris Mendoza Interviews Will Hicks
46:47 Your 1st place man, Kris Mendoza
56:20 Mama and Papa Doza
59:26 Your 1st place woman, Rea Kolbl
1:11:16 Outro. Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts

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The OCR Report is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win.

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Nov 12, 2018

World's Toughest Mudder 2018 is in the books! Rea Kolbl repeats as women's champion and 🎵Kristopher Mendoza 🎵wins for the men!

Men

  1. Kris Mendoza, 100 miles
  2. Trevor Cichosz, 100 miles
  3. Jesse Bruce, 90 miles

 

Women

  1. Rea Kolbl, 75 miles
  2. Erin Rost, 75 miles
  3. Allison Tai, 70 miles

 

It was a cold, miserable, wonderful race. We will have more from the elites and regular folks in upcoming episodes.

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The OCR Report is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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Who will win the individual podiums at WTM 2018? Email your picks for the top three men and the top three women to worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with SO SMART WTM in the subject line and you could win a World's Toughest Podcast sticker and a guest spot on the podcast to talk about how excited you are to win a sticker. Good luck!

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World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win.

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Nov 10, 2018

Trevor Cichosz is the men's 2016 World's Toughest Mudder Champion. During his win in 2016 he became one of the seven men to run 100 miles in a single World's Toughest Mudder and joined the exclusive "Orange Jacket Club."

Trevor recently ran 219 miles in a race across Scotland. During the 65 hours it took him to run, he did not sleep at all. He won the race. 

One interesting part of Trevor's race strategy is he makes sure his pit crew does NOT tell him standing in the race. He doesn't want to know what place he is in. This is part of his plan to "Race the course, not the competition."

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Elite Week continues! We have interviews with the Elites of WTM every day from now until raceday in Atlanta. Be sure to leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy Elite Week.

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Who will win the individual podiums at WTM 2018? Email your picks for the top three men and the top three women to worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with SO SMART WTM in the subject line and you could win a World's Toughest Podcast sticker and a guest spot on the podcast to talk about how excited you are to win a sticker. Good luck!

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World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win.

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What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at facebook.com/worldstoughestpod.

Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Amazon.com and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

Nov 10, 2018

Rea Kolbl is the women's defending champion of World's Toughest Mudder. Her 90 miles in 2017 tied the women's record set by Amelia Boone in 2012. No woman has ever run more miles in a World's Toughest Mudder than Rea Kolbl.

We talk about her race plan for WTM this year, how she can fit more miles in than last year, and what do when things don't go the way you planned.

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The OCR Report is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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Elite Week continues! We have interviews with the Elites of WTM every day from now until raceday in Atlanta. Be sure to leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy Elite Week.

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Who will win the individual podiums at WTM 2018? Email your picks for the top three men and the top three women to worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with SO SMART WTM in the subject line and you could win a World's Toughest Podcast sticker and a guest spot on the podcast to talk about how excited you are to win a sticker. Good luck!

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World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win.

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What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at facebook.com/worldstoughestpod.

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