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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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Mar 24, 2018

 

Corinna Coffin is the TMX women’s reigning champion. The three-race TMX series kicks off this weekend in Sacramento. The following TMX races will be April 8 in Miami with the championship race on June 8th in Virginia.

In addition to holding the women’s TMX title she also holds the Broken Skull Ranch title. We talk about both of those events and what it takes to win them.

Before we talk with Corinna we break down all the recent Tough Mudder news including the community reaction to opening weekend at Tough Mudder New Orleans.

0:00 Welcome, Intro, Merrell Mudder Moments

4:21 Toughest Mudder West is rescheduled for October

8:45 Tough Mudder New Orleans recap

13:25 Merrell and World’s Toughest Podcast, together in the mud

16:01 Disqualification at WTM 2017

19:15 Tough Mudder Arizona, Sacramento and East London Preview

22:29 Tough Mudder 5k: USA vs. The UK 

24:42 Tough Mudder is now in South Africa and the Philippines. Finally.

29:04 iTunes Reviews (*cough*)

33:30 Let’s go the phones! with Corinna Coffin

37:53 Corinna on Self-doubt before a race

39:08 Winning TMX with only one shoe

45:42 Winning Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge

52:56 Does Corinna have a rivalry with Cassidy Watton?

54:58 How does Corinna train for TMX and Broken Skull?

1:00:25 What does Corinna’s nutrition look like?

1:03:52 Growing up with three brothers

1:08:37 Raising strong daughters and being a role model

1:15:41 Corinna’s 2018: Crossfit Regionals, TMX, and more Broken Skull

1:21:12 The 2018 Tough Mudder Pro Team

1:23:32 TMX Sacramento, station by station

1:40:13 Follow Corinna on Facebook and at Instagram.com/cscoffin13

1:41:06 Corinna is sponsored by Altra Running and the Tough Mudder Pro Team

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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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Mar 12, 2018

Francis Lackner and Sue Harvey-Brown join us in this episode.

You may have seen Francis on a Tough Mudder course in his jolly red suit carrying his running partner, Santa Claus. Santa has "run" 39 Tough Mudder events. Francis plans to cross the 100 event mark himself in 2018.

In June of 2017, Francis lost his mom to cancer. A few months later Francis was running Toughest Mudder Chicago. His mom was supposed to there with him. On his second lap, the emotions became too much and he felt ready to quit. Instead of quitting, Francis and Ryan Cray decided to spend some extra time at the top of Everest 2.0, just helping people over the obstacle. The penalty for failing the obstacle was an additional 3/4 mile run. That extra time turned into an hour, and then into two hours, and then into four hours. Francis and Ryan left Everest to finish their second lap after 5 and a half hours on top of Everest.


After Toughest Mudder ended at 8:30 Francis spent the morning honoring his mother. He passed out red plastic roses to TMHQ staff, volunteer, and runners. The roses represented "One more day above the roses" the title of a song that became important to Ryan and his mother as she battled with cancer. Ryan tells the story of the roses and everything that happened that weekend.

Sue Harvey-Brown is the liaison between Merrell and Tough Mudder. When Merrell is working on a new initiative with Tough Mudder, odds are Sue is not far from the work being done.

Merrell and World's Toughest Podcast are partnering to bring you the Merrell Mudder Moment. This is a moment that happened to you or someone you know on a Tough Mudder course. Maybe the moment happened off the course and Tough Mudder was how you conquered it, or found peace with it. Or maybe Tough Mudder was how you honored someone like Francis and his mother.


We're going to highlight a new Merrell Mudder Moment every other month in 2018. Honorees will receive a pair of Merrell trail running shoes like the All Out Crush 2.0 and the opportunity to share their story on World's Toughest Podcast.

To submit your Merrell Mudder Moment, email Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with Merrell Mudder Moment or MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email tell your story. What happened? How did you deal with it? How were you changed? Winners will be selected by World's Toughest Podcast and Merrell. Good luck!


0:00 Intro

2:27 Tough Mudder News

15:52 iTunes Reviews

20:54 Merrell Mudder Moments with Sue Harvey-Brown

28:28 One More Day Above The Roses with Francis Lackner

1:12:56 Outro and Wrap-up

 

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 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. Either option 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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Mar 7, 2018
Heather Heaton did her first World’s Toughest Mudder in 2014. She went in knowing nothing. After taking her lumps from the course and the sandstorm she joined the World’s Toughest community online and came back ready for anything her next time.
 
Heather is a member of Team Three Rex. They are best known for their  WTM Pit Crew headband fundraiser. In 2017 they sold 500 headbands with all the proceeds going to charity.
 
Before we talk with Heather we talk about the race that wasn’t. Toughest Mudder West was canceled this past weekend due to weather-related safety concerns. We talk about all the exciting cancellation news and break down the nine possible locations TMHQ could hold a rescheduled Toughest Mudder West.
 
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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 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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks
 
Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
 
Mar 2, 2018

Toughest Mudder West is this weekend. This is the first Toughest Mudder of the eight-race series for 2018.

Deanna Brasz and I talk about the course, the obstacles, and what people can expect from this cold, difficult race.

Deanna was one of the stars of Tougher Mudder in 2017. She ran 10 Tougher Mudders, with seven podiums, and four first place finishes. Three times last year she ran Tougher on Saturday morning and then ran the eight-hour Toughest Mudder on Saturday night.

Before we talk with Deanna, we talk about the elite competition at Toughest Mudder West. On the men’s side Ryan Atkins is the heavy favorite. He will face competition from Kris Mendoza, Glenn Racz, and Tyler Nash, as well a few possible surprises.

On the women’s side, four reigning champions will face off. World’s Toughest Mudder champion Rea Kolbl will face off against Toughest Mudder series champion Allison Tai, Spartan World Champion Lindsay Webster, and Spartan Ultrabeast World Champion Morgan Mckay.

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