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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 19, 2018

World's Toughest Mudder is just weeks away. We talked with the race directors of WTM 2018 for a preview of what runners can expect when they show up in Atlanta on November 10th.

Nolan Kombol and Eli Hutchison lead the team that designs World's Toughest Mudder. They set the course. They choose the obstacles. They control your fate for 24 hours in November. No one knows what to expect at WTM 2018 better than these two men.

Nolan and Eli LAY IT OUT for us in this interview. They start at 14:07.

Do not let anyone else spoil this interview for you.

Do not spoil this interview for anyone else.

After you listen, go to Apple Podcasts and tell us what piece of news from Nolan and Eli is most exciting to you. There is plenty to choose from. We will read your thoughts on an episode soon.

0:00 Intro and welcome
3:10 Rea Kolbl and Robert Killian are racing one on one
6:58 You’re so smart!
8:40 Merrell gives another pair of shoes to a listener (Text TOUGH to 228-28 to enter to win)
10:11 FIVE STARS!
12:36 Who are Nolan Kombol and Eli Hutchison?
14:07 Nolan and Eli preview World’s Toughest Mudder 2018
36:03 Wrap-up
 
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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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Oct 16, 2018

Kris Mendoza is one of seven men to run 100 miles or more at World's Toughest Mudder. He is also one of the only seven men to ever win a Toughest Mudder race. He won Toughest Mudder West at Norcal recently.

Kris talks about his race and how it felt to win the race surrounded by his friends and family. He also shares good advice on problem solving during long endurance events such as Toughest Mudder and World's Toughest Mudder.

Before we talk with Kris we revisit the new Age Groups for WTM 2018 with a unique idea from Katelyn Ritter of the Obstacle Running Adventures podcast and we debut a new segment of the show "You're So Smart". Why? Because you're so smart.

We also give away another pair of Merrell Trail Running shoes. Have you entered to win yet? It's free. Text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28.

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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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Oct 13, 2018

World's Toughest Mudder is coming up fast. TMHQ has just released the official rules for 2018 and we spend this entire episode breaking them down.

Many of the rules are unchanged from years past, but there are several new ones to be aware of. Among the new rules: Age Group award, $10,000 bonus for the winning man at 115 miles and the winning woman at 95 miles, and no more bibs for most laps overnight.

We also talk about the number one cause of disqualification (Hint: It's quitting), how to get medical treatment without being removed from the race and what to do if you need water wings at the obstacles with water.

0:00 Intro
2:40 Merrell Shoe Giveaway! Drumroll please.
4:35 World’s Toughest Social Media Team
5:26 Let’s talk rules for 2018
6:21 Section 1: Introduction
8:00 Section 2: Awards and Prizes
13:07 Age Group Awards
18:04 Section 3: Athlete Conduct
19:49 Section 4: Race Procedure
23:11 Section 5: Equipment
24:50 Section 6: Pit Crew (Can I bring my kids)
26:58 Section 7: Nighttime Rules
29:02 Section 8: Medical 
31:13 Section 9: The First Hour
32:15 Section 10: Team Relay
34:20 Wrap-up
 

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We are giving away five pairs of Merrell Trail Running Shoes in our next five episodes. Text TOUGH to 228-28 to be entered to win.

With WTM less than a month away, Will is scaling way back on social media to focus on the podcast. He needs five to ten people to join his "World's Toughest Social Media Team" to get the word out about the podcast and about new episodes. If you're interested in doing some work for the show listen for the details and then email willhicks@gmail.com with Social Media in the subject line. In the body of the email write your name, email address, phone number, and links to your social media accounts. Good luck!

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Oct 11, 2018

Heather Bode spent all day at the first ever daytime Toughest Mudder, at Toughest Mudder West in Sonoma, California.

We talk about the differences between a Toughest Mudder during the day and one at night. What parts were better? What parts were worse? If Heather had the power, would she make Toughest Mudder a day or a night event?

Before we talk with Heather we talk about the Toughest Mudder West winners and all of the Elite Contenders to come out of the weekend. There were plenty of familiar faces to those that follow the sport.

Two big announcements in this episode:

1) We are giving away five pair (pairs?) of Merrell Trail Running Shoes in our next five episodes. Text TOUGH to 228-28 to be entered to win.

2) With WTM less than a month away, Will is scaling way back on social media to focus on the podcast. He needs five to ten people to join his "World's Toughest Social Media Team" to get the word out about the podcast and about new episodes. If you're interested in doing some work for the show listen for the details and then email willhicks@gmail.com with Social Media in the subject line. In the body of the email write your name, email address, phone number, and links to your social media accounts. Good luck!

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.

Aug 29, 2018

We preview the first ever Toughest Mudder held in Germany, with World's Toughest Mudder community member and native German Anke Frederich.

We talk about the weather, the course, the obstacles, and what differences runners from the US and the UK can expect in Germany.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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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.

Aug 24, 2018

Breaking News:

Tough Mudder released a trove of information about WTM 2018.

We cover each news item and let you know how they look in comparison to past years.

This is our first ever "breaking news" episode of the podcast. Let us know what you think in a review on Apple Podcasts or Amazon.com.

0:00 Intro

1:16 Dot Matrix Printers

3:11 Champion's Brunch

4:04 Camping Out at WTM

6:35 TMHQ Friday Night Plans

7:54 WTM Community Dinner

8:27 Individual and Team Categories

10:20 Open, Contender, Elite Contender 

12:44 Cash Prizing

14:09 Sweet Bibs and Non-Cash Prizes

16:25 Outro

 

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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Aug 20, 2018

David BeBeau died at Tough Mudder. Scott Smiley saved his life.

We talk with Dave and Scott about their life-changing experience at Tough Mudder Michigan and share their amazing story.

  • 1:58 AND WE'RE BACK! 
  • 4:44 OCR News: Canada dominates the NorAm Championships
  • 6:52 Your NorAm Podium winners
  • 10:36 Are there too many championship races? (Probably.)
  • 15:23 TMX and CrossFit Championships
  • 17:41 New obstacle spotted at Tough Mudder SW London
  • 20:03 Rugged Maniac SOLD
  • 21:59 "Five Starrrrrs"
  • 26:42 David BeBeau and Scott Smiley. "The Day I Died at Tough Mudder"
  • 43:40 Wrap Up

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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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.

Jul 4, 2018

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW.

Toughest Mudder East was held last week in Boston, with Shaun Stephens-Whale and Allison Tai taking home the win for the men and women.

We talk with Shaun and Allison about their wins, the course, and their plans for the rest of the Tough Mudder season.

Before we talk with Shaun and Allison we talk about some news in Tough Mudder and around the OCR world. Our News segment of the program has been growing lately. What do you think about it? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts or Amazon.com.

Speaking of reviews, what do you think about our new "Five Stars" intro? Will covets your feedback.

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0:00 Intro

1:00 “On today’s Show…”

3:11 Fourth of July birthdays

4:00 Tough Mudder News

4:06 Lindsay Webster wins another race

4:26 2019 Tough Mudder Dates have begun trickling out

5:32 Tough Mudder debuts in Oman

6:11 European OCR Championships featuring Jon Albon

8:06 Spartan wants to give away $1,000,000

11:40 Tougher Mudder European Championship race

11:55 Toughest Mudder East results

14:02 “FIVE STARS”

15:16 How to be a part of the show

15:54 Our talk with Allison Tai

31:09 Our talk with Shaun Stephens-Whale

44:20 Outro

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2018 Podcast Awards are currently open for nominations! The 10 podcasts with the most nominations move on to the final voting stage. We would be honored if you would nominate World's Toughest Podcast. (Free registration required.) You can nominate us in both of two categories: People's Choice and Sports. (The "Sports" category LOOKS like it's just Fantasy Football. Don't let it fool you.) THANK YOU for your nomination.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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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

Jun 23, 2018

Morgan Mckay joins us to talk about Toughest Mudder East taking place this weekend near Boston.

Morgan won 3rd Place at World's Toughest Mudder 2016. She was on pace for another podium finish at World's Toughest 2017 when she was injured coming off an obstacle. She was medically disqualified and unable to complete the race.

One month after that disappointment she ran the first ever Spartan Race 24-Hour Ultrabeast in Iceland and finished in 1st Place. We talk about her injury, Iceland, and her recent Guinness World Record for fastest 10k while carrying 100 pounds.

Morgan will be competing against OCRWC Enduro-24 Champion and fellow WTM vet Allison Tai at Toughest Mudder East. We talk about the course, the obstacles, and the weather for the race weekend.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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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.

 

 

 

 

Jun 19, 2018

Four deleted scenes from Season Two, Episode 27 (#085 overall).

0:00 Intro
0:52 Races recaps aren’t about you
2:42 Is Ninja Warrior a sport?
5:33 OCR and the World Cup
11:56 Fittest, Fastest, Toughest: Where do we stand?
 
Let us know what you think about deleted scenes in a review on Apple Podcasts or on Amazon.com
 
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Jun 19, 2018

We are halfway through the Toughest Mudder season, with four of the eight Toughest and World's Toughest events completed.

In today's episode, we talk about each Toughest Mudder so far this year. We compare each Toughest with each other and get a preliminary answer to the question: "Which Toughest is the toughest Toughest?".

We also talk with a podium finisher from each of the three most recent Toughest Mudder races.

Tom Tweddell finished second at Toughest Mudder UK. He ran 45 miles in 7:23, one minute behind the first place Tristan Steed.

Lachlan Dansie finished first at Toughest Mudder Australia. He ran 45 miles in 8:18. Lachlan has won the Australia-based 24 hour Enduro Race four years running.

Kristopher Mendoza finished second at Toughest Mudder Midwest. He ran 50 miles in 8:06, 12 minutes behind the first place Ryan Atkins. 12 minutes is the closest anyone has come to catching Atkins at a Toughest Mudder.

This is a loooong episode. It's so long that we had to delete some topics that we wanted to talk about. To listen to those deleted scenes check your feed for Deleted Scenes From Toughest Midseason Report.

0:00 Intro and welcome
2:54 Tough Mudder News
4:04 TMX World Championship Results and implied contracts
7:28 *PEAK* Canada at the Tougher Mudder West Regional Championships
14:02 The only two members of the World’s Toughest Podcast #QuadSquad
15:26 Non-Tough Mudder Race Results. This is madness.
18:22 “Let me break down the last three weeks of Ryan Atkins’ life for you”
21:49 Billy Mays tribute. I’m not done yet.
22:39 Why Will runs in Merrell shoes
28:26 Let’s give away some free Merrell trail running shoes!
29:21 The State of OCR on TV
35:06 Let’s read some iTunes reviews!
37:27 The Toughest Mudder Mid-Season Review
41:00 Toughest Mudder UK: Midlands with 2nd Place winner Tom Tweddell
50:38 Toughest Mudder Australia with 1st Place winner Lachlan Dansie
1:09:34 Toughest Mudder Midwest with 2nd Place winner Kristopher Mendoza
 
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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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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.

Jun 8, 2018

Ryan Atkins has run the 8-hour Toughest Mudder race six times. He has won all six. He has run the 24-hour World's Toughest Mudder five times. He has won all five. 

Ryan Atkins is the single greatest endurance OCR athlete in the world today.

We talk about his recent win at Toughest Mudder Midwest, his philosophy on goals (he doesn't like them), and how great the sunrise is at Toughest Mudder.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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Follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

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.

Jun 2, 2018

Toughest Mudder Midwest is this weekend and Kris Mendoza will be there. We talk about the course, the weather, and the elites we expect to see in Michigan.

Kris also talks about his feelings on the "Kristopher Mendoza" theme song, shares exclusive news about his new sponsors, and gives us his best Rea Kolbl "Five Stars" impression.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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Follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

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.

Jun 2, 2018

Toughest Mudder Midwest is this weekend and Kris Mendoza will be there. We talk about the course, the weather, and the elites we expect to see in Michigan.

Kris also talks about his feelings on the "Kristopher Mendoza" theme song, shares exclusive news about his new sponsors, and gives us his best Rea Kolbl "Five Stars" impression.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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Follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

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.

Jun 2, 2018

Toughest Mudder Midwest is this weekend and Kris Mendoza will be there. We talk about the course, the weather, and the elites we expect to see in Michigan.

Kris also talks about his feelings on the "Kristopher Mendoza" theme song, shares exclusive news about his new sponsors, and gives us his best Rea Kolbl "Five Stars" impression.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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Jun 2, 2018

Toughest Mudder Midwest is this weekend and Kris Mendoza will be there. We talk about the course, the weather, and the elites we expect to see in Michigan.

Kris also talks about his feelings on the "Kristopher Mendoza" theme song, shares exclusive news about his new sponsors, and gives us his best Rea Kolbl "Five Stars" impression.

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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 25, 2018

We have never done an episode like this before.

We welcome Spartan CEO Joe De Sena for our first ever Spartan episode of the show. Today we talk about any obstacle course race you'd like, as long as it is Spartan Race.

Before we talk with Joe we talk about the recent Spartan US Championship Series race in Big Bear. We talk about the podium finishers and we talk with the women's winner Rea Kolbl.

We also talk about the entire five-race series and tell you who will win the series title this year. 

We wrap up the episode with our workout/interview with Joe De Sena.

This episode is unlike any other episode we have ever done. If you have never left a review on Apple Podcasts, (or if it's been a while since you left one) we would LOVE to have your feedback. Let us know what you think on Apple Podcasts.

0:00 Intro, Welcome

1:47 This is Madness

4:11 Race results from Big Bear

11:04 Big Bear race recap

15:05 Women's Winner Rea Kolbl

27:30 US Championship Series update and predictions: The Women

31:44 US Championship Series update and predictions: The Men

34:19 Let's read some iTunes reviews!

38:43 How did this all-Spartan episode come to be?

41:03 Spartan CEO Joe De Sena 

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 22, 2018

Allison Tai has run seven Toughest Mudders, including this past weekend at Australia's Toughest Mudder. She has seven top-three podium finishes. That is more than anyone else, man or woman.

Allison took time out of her Australia family vacation to join the show and talk about Toughest Mudder Australia and how her husband John is her secret weapon in the pit.

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 18, 2018

We talk with Lachlan Dansie, one of the elite athletes expected to do well at Australia's Toughest Mudder.

Lachlan is a three-time winner of the 24-hour Enduro race that will be co-branded as the OCRWC 24 Hour World Championship this year. He has also won multiple Spartan races and other races as well.

We talk about the course map, the obstacles, and the elite OCR athletes you can expect at Australia's Toughest Mudder.

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 14, 2018

Ulrikke Evensen joins us to talk about her first-place finish at Europe's Toughest Mudder.

Ulrikke ran 45 miles at Europe's Toughest Mudder, tying the women's record held by Lindsay Webster and Allison Tai.

Ulrikke talks about how the race went for her, how the weather affected her, and how a man named Sam from the U.K. stepped up at the last minute to be her pit crew. Well done Sam. You're smashing it.

Before we talk with Ulrikke we talk about the men's and women's podiums. We will discuss the full list of results and mileage totals when they are released by TMHQ.

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 13, 2018

Allison Tai and Shaun Stephens-Whale are the Toughest Mudder South women's and men's second-place finishers.

Allison ran 40 miles for her second-place finish. Allison's personal best for Toughest Mudder is her 45-mile performance at Chicago in 2017 to secure the Toughest Mudder Series win.

Shaun Stephens-Whale ran 45 miles for his second-place. Shaun and eventual winner Ryan Atkins traded the lead back and forth for the first 30 miles.

Before we talk with Allison and Shaun we take a deep dive into the numbers of Toughest Mudder South. How many runners were there? How many earned their contender status? Was this the hardest Toughest Mudder? Prove it.

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 11, 2018

Europe's Toughest Mudder preview!

Ian Kay joins us to talk about the weather, the course, and the obstacles for Europe's Toughest Mudder.

Europe's Toughest Mudder is an eight-hour race on a five-mile looped course. The man and woman who complete the most laps in eight hours are crowned "Europe's Toughest Mudder".

Before we talk with Ian we talk about the prizing for the race, including the fact that winning Europe's Toughest Mudder is worth about 10% more than winning a Toughest Mudder in America.

We review a few common questions about the rules and then we talk about the elites to watch this weekend. The biggest news with the elites is the one who WON'T be there. Jon Albon is competing in the Trail Running World Championships this weekend in Spain and will not be in the U.K. to defend his title from last year.

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 8, 2018
Rea Kolbl won Toughest Mudder South with 40 miles in 7:33. We talk with her about the course, the competition, and she recovers from running 40 miles in eight hours. Hint: More running.
 
Before we talk with Rea, we share some brief thoughts on Toughest Mudder South. We will do a deep dive on Toughest Mudder South with more information, statistics, and podium interviews later this week.
 
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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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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.
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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.
May 5, 2018

Toughest Mudder South preview episode!

We talk about everything you need to know about Toughest Mudder South including the obstacles, the course, the rules, and the elites.

We break down the course with Brian Gowiski. Brian was a member of the team that finished in first place at World's Toughest Mudder 2017 with 120 miles. Brian will be competing this weekend at his first Toughest Mudder ever.

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Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.

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May 3, 2018

Orla Walsh joins us to talk about the mental aspect of racing TMX. Orla talks about the mantras and self-talk she uses to push herself while she is out on course. We also talk about her second place finish at TMX Miami and what it will take to beat Corinna Coffin at the TMX championships in Virginia on June 8th.

Before we talk with Orla, we have a report from listener Wil Chung about Tough Mudder London, we have an announcement about a brand new way to listen to the show (Amazon Alexa. It’s awesome) and Will talks about nicknames in Obstacle Course Racing.
 
Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast.
 
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