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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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Nov 18, 2017

World's Toughest Mudder 2017 is in the books. We talk about the elite podium finishers with audio from the finish line and talk with the Women's winner, Rea Kolbl.

Rea told us one of the reasons she decided to run World's Toughest Mudder was because she was listening to our podcast and she thought, "Yeah, I could do that". And she did. And she won.

Also, why is no one else talking about this? Taylor Swift just dropped a new CD and she wrote an entire song about World's Toughest Mudder. We break down the song and what Taylor Swift thinks about certain Tough Mudder obstacles. (Spoiler: She hates to get shocked.)

We are just a few iTunes reviews away from being the #1 reviewed podcast in all of the United States. Pick us up here fellas.

0:00 Intro, News

6:55 Podium results

8:50 Men’s podium deep dive

19:55 Women’s podium deep dive

25:45 Taylor Swift/WTM News

31:40 iTunes Reviews

34:35 Rea Kolbl

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Nov 13, 2017

A short recap of the winners from WTM 2017.

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who ran World's Toughest Mudder 2017.

The podium winners:

Men:

  1. Ryan Atkins with 110 miles
  2. Robert Killian with 105 miles
  3. Trevor Cichosz with 95 miles

Women:

  1. Rea Koebl with 90 miles
  2. Allison Tai with 85 miles
  3. Michelle Ford with 80 miles

Relay Teams:

  1. Chad Trammell’s US #7 with 120 miles
  2. Kris Mendoza’s US #8 with 115 miles
  3. Team Germany #1 with 105 miles

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Nov 10, 2017
Elite Week continues with Ryan Atkins
 
If Atkins had to apply for a job as King of WTM, here’s what his resume would look like.
 
2013: 1st Place, 100 miles. First athlete to complete 100 miles
2014: 1st Place. 95 miles. The fastest 95 in WTM history.
2015: 1st Place, Team. 80 miles.
2016: 1st Place, Team. 105 miles. Winners of $100,000 bonus prize.
 
In 2017 Atkins will return to the solo category where he will face his 2015 and 2016 teammate Jon Albon.
 
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Nov 10, 2017

Elite Week continues with Lindsay Webster.

Lindsay Webster has dominated Obstacle Course Racing this year.

She won the Spartan Race World Championship.

She won the Spartan Race US Series Championship.

She won the 15k OCR World Championship.

She won all three Toughest Mudder races she entered.

She finished second in the Toughest Mudder Series Championship.

She finished second in the 3k OCR World Championship.

No OCR athlete, man or woman, has ever had a year like Lindsay is having right now.

If Lindsay can win World's Toughest Mudder she will solidify her status as the most dominant woman in the sport.

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Nov 9, 2017
With less than a week until World’s Toughest Mudder, Will opened the phone lines for a night. This is what happened.
 
03:40 Mike Stefano of MStefano Running
10:45 Alex Youngworth
15:30 Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media
47:10 Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan
01:16:45 Zach Redin and Fred Howcroft
01:41:45 Phoebe Brimer of Mud Run Guide
01:53:35 Jon Hobson
02:13:05 Hayley Goodstein
02:45:45 Shawn Meyers
02:51:10 Jim “Da Goat” Campbell
 
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Nov 8, 2017

Team Goat Tough will be one of the contenders in the new National Team Relay category at WTM 2017. Team Goat Tough is Kris Mendoza, Austin Azar, Miguel Medina, and Mark Jones. Between them they have over 750 miles at World's Toughest Mudder dating back to the very first race in 2011.

Relay Teams must complete the first and last lap together. All other laps must be completed by 50% or more of their team.

We talk with Kris Mendoza and Austin Azar about their team, their strategy, and their peanut butter. (What? It came up organically.)

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Nov 8, 2017

Deanna Blegg won World's Toughest Mudder in 2013. She is one of the most decorated women in WTM history.

Here is her WTM resume:

2012, 80 miles, 2nd place
2013, 85 miles, 1st place
2014, 75 miles 2nd place
2015, 70 miles, 3rd place
2016, Invented BleggMits

That's four straight years on the podium AND she invented the best gloves you can buy for World's Toughest Mudder.

We talk about her plan for WTM this year and how she feels going into the race.

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Nov 6, 2017
Ken Roberts is a member of the World’s Toughest Mudder community who is also a dietitian. We take a deep dive into the world of endurance racing fueling and nutrition. We talk calories per hour and water volume and the high level topics, but we also get into some practical easily applied advice: What should you eat the day before WTM? What should eat the morning of the race? What should you eat during the race? 
 
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Don’t forget about the first ever call in show on Monday, November 6th. Call (619) 378-4369 between 9:00pm and Midnight Pacific time with your thoughts, questions, and predications for World’s Toughest Mudder 2017.
 
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Nov 4, 2017

Elite Week continues with two time WTM Champion Jon Albon.

Jon Albon stops by the show to discuss running 110 miles against his former teammate, four time champion Ryan Atkins.

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Remember to save the date: We will have our first call-in show on November 6th, the Monday before WTM from 9:00pm to Midnight. Call (619) 378-4369 with your questions, comments, or anything else you want to share with the World's Toughest Community.

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Nov 3, 2017

Elite Week continues with Allison Tai.

Allison finished second at World's Toughest Mudder in 2014. In 2017 she won Tougher Mudder Seattle, Toughest Mudder Philly, Toughest Mudder Chicago, and overall first place in the Toughest Mudder Series.

She joins us today to talk about her place for WTM 2017 and share some of her tips and tricks for success at the race.

If you'd like to hear more from Allison, check out Episode 35 and Episode 17 of World's Toughest Podcast.

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Remember to save the date: We will have our first call-in show on November 6th, the Monday before WTM from 9:00pm to Midnight. Call (619) 378-4369 with your questions, comments, or anything else you want to share with the World's Toughest Community.

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Nov 2, 2017
Stefanie Bishop is the women's reigning champion of World’s Toughest Mudder. In 2016 she ran 85 miles in 25 hours and 5 minutes on her way to first place.
 
Stefanie joins us to preview the 2017 race and to share some of her tips on fueling, the mental aspect of the race and to offer advice to first timers at WTM.
 
All week long we're going to have interviews with the men and women you'll see on the podium at World's Toughest Mudder. We're calling it Elite Week. Tell your friends.
 
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