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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. 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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Mar 28, 2017

We are fresh off the inaugural Toughest Mudder and we loved it. Will Hicks ran Tougher, Toughest, and Tough over the weekend in Los Angeles, and only regrets running two of those.

The first half of this episode is chock full of audio from the media on site. Tough Mudder, CBS Sports, and Obstacle Racing Media were the only companies with media representation on site this weekend.

Among the people we’ll hear from are Will Dean, Nolan Kombol, Ryan Atkins, Stephanie Bishop, Chad Trammell, and a few surprises.

After the on-site audio, Will has a phone call with Josh Cox where they reminisce about the five miles they spent together over the weekend.

For more information on Toughest Mudder L.A. search iTunes for the following three podcasts: Obstacle Racing Media, Overcome and Run, or The Obstacle Order. Also, you can search for “Toughest Mudder”.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

Mar 23, 2017

Wesley Kerr joins us to talk about Toughest Mudder Los Angeles. We talk about five main areas of preparation for Tough Mudder's first ever eight hour race. We discuss Pacing, Obstacles, Pitting, Nutrition, and General Tips for the race.

Because the first four hours are on a 5 mile loop with little to no elevation gain, it will be important to get your miles in early. This is especially true if you are trying to reach 50 miles this weekend.

An interesting thing Wesley told me is he's not planning on wearing a wetsuit. As long as he keeps moving fast enough, he's planning to wear his red running tights or possibly his 1mm thick Frogskins. By way of disclaimer Will said he will ABSOLUTELY be wearing a wetsuit, so everyone else will have to make up their own mind.

We are putting together a Sean Corvelle appreciation episode. If you'd like to be a part of it call (302) 786-9868 and leave a voicemail with your name and a story about how Sean has made an impact on your life.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

Mar 22, 2017

Call the World’s Toughest Voicemail at (302) 786-9868. Leave your name and a voicemail and we may use it on the podcast!

Matt B. Davis joins us for the second of our three episodes this week. Matt is the co-founder of Obstacle Racing Media and the host of the longest running podcast in OCR, the Obstacle Racing Media podcast. You can find more about Matt at ObstacleRacingMedia.com

Matt got a chance to sit down with Nolan Kombol and Eli Hutchison of Tough Mudder recently and asked them some additional questions that we did not cover in our recent talk with them in Episode 004. Matt and I listen to audio from his podcast and discuss what their answers mean for Tough Mudder and Toughest Mudder.

Some of the topics we discuss are the new Team Relay category at WTM 2017, the four different kinds of bibs you’ll see at WTM this year, and how likely it is that someone will win the $50,000 bonus for a man reaching 110 miles or a woman reaching 100 miles.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

Mar 21, 2017

Tougher Mudder New Orleans Recap.

Kailey Brodhacker and Mark James join us to talk about their experiences at the first ever Tougher Mudder, held this past weekend near New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kailey finished in third place for the women and talks about her experience helping her competitor complete an obstacle and then having to run her down afterward.

Mark ran the course and did a write up for his new blog, ToughMudderSphere.blogspot.com on his way home from the race. He talks about the differences between the requirements for Tougher Mudder and Tough Mudder, such as removing the first ring from Kong so you have to jump out and grab onto the second ring before you can swing your way across.

The top finishers at Tougher Mudder New Orleans are:

Men:

1st. Matthew Kempson, 1:34.06

2nd. Eddie Henry, 1:41.24

3rd. Brandon Eddards, 1:42.15

Women:

1st. Theresa Edwards, 1:41.19

2nd. Nikki Perry, 2:28.00

3rd. Kailey Brodhacker, 2:34.43

Stay tuned for the end of the episode to hear Sean Corvelle brief the Tougher Mudder wave and give them the competitive pledge before he sends them out to find their best.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

Mar 17, 2017

Jim Campbell is the only person to complete 100 Tough Mudder events and he’s still going. Jim is going to sit down with us to talk about his story and what Tough Mudder has meant to his life in a few weeks. On this bonus episode Jim walks us through the course of the Tough Mudder 2017 Season Opener in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The NOLA Tough Mudder will have 22 obstacles over a 10-12 mile course. For a look at the course map go to ToughMudder.com or check out the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page.

The obstacles are:

1) Pitfall

2) Skidmarked

3) Kiss of Mud 2.0

4) Hero Carry

5) Devil's Beard

6) Ladder to Hell

7) Tire(d) Yet

8) Haha Ditch

9) Pyramid Scheme

10) Mud Mile 2.0

11) The Block Ness Monster

12) Berlin Walls

13) Everest 2.0

14) Augustus Gloop/Snot Rocket

15) Turducken

16) Birth Canal/Black Hole

17) Monster Mash

18) Stage 5 Clinger/Reacharound

19) Arctic Enema: The Rebirth

20) Funky Monkey: The Revolution

21) 6 Feet Under

22) Electroshock Therapy/Kong

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2017

Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan joins us again, and Carlo Piscitello of the Pis-n-Cox show joins us for the first time.

Sharkbait joins us to talk about the 2017 Season Opener in New Orleans, Louisiana. Houses have been rented and shenanigans have been planned. Also, they’re running a Tough Mudder. Sharkbait also updates us on the latest in the rap battle feud between Keith Allen, Matty Gregg, and Kris Mendoza.

Carlo Piscitello is the Pis half of the world famous Pis-n-Cox show, now showing exclusively on YouTube. Carlo talks about the origins of the show and how he and Josh Cox went from 300 viewers to 30,000+ on Tough Mudder’s Facebook page. Also, we commiserate over our inability to hit the bell on King of the Swingers.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page or leave a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

Mar 7, 2017

Nolan Kombol and Eli Hutchison join us to talk Tough Mudder 5k, Tougher Mudder, and Toughest Mudder. Nolan and Eli are the heads of the product development team at TMHQ. If you enjoyed WTM last year, you have Nolan and Eli to thank for a lot of it.

TONS of new information in this episode, but here's some highlights:

Tougher Mudder will be at (almost) every Tough Mudder in 2017, including several international locations.

Tougher Mudder will require 100% Obstacle Completion. 

Tougher, Toughest, and World's Toughest form a three race Competitive series of Tough Mudders. They didn't say it specifically, but TM 5k, TM Half, and the regular Tough Mudder have formed a three race non-competitive series of Tough Mudder's.

There will be an online system for tracking your cumulative milage across Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World's Toughest Mudder.

The "$100,000 for 100 Miles" team prize at WTM has been split into a $50,000 male prize and a $50,000 female prize. To qualify to win it you must be an Elite Contender going into WTM and then win WTM with at least 110 miles as a male or 100 miles as a female.

Lots of other information, including the Tough Mudder policy on podium T-shirts.

Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know on the WTM Community page or leave a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every Tuesday.

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