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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 31, 2018

Anne Champagne placed second at Toughest Mudder East this year, near Boston. Two months after that race she placed first OVERALL at the Spartan Ultrabeast in Stoneham, Quebec. She beat all the women and the men.

This is Anne's first year at World's Toughest Mudder, but she is an athlete to keep your eye on.

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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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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.

Oct 31, 2018

Elite Week 2018 kicks off with Ryan Woods. Woods has had a roller coaster year of OCR. We talk about the disappointment of last year and how he came back strong this year with his Spartan Race US Series Championship.

Woods will be running on a relay team this year at World's Toughest Mudder with his teammates Ryan Atkins, Lindsay Webster, and Brian Gowiski. He talks about running with such an elite group of athletes.

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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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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.

Oct 29, 2018
This is a bonus episode from Season One of the podcast. We will have three bonus episodes today with Elite Week 2018 starting tomorrow! Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss a single episode.
 
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We talked with Gina Estrada about working Pit Crew for Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder. Gina has worked pit for Team Four Eyes, Amelia Boone, Ryan Atkins, Austin Azar, Trevor Cichosz, Lindsay Webster, Allison Tai and more. Will got to watch Gina work a bit in Atlanta. When one of her athletes would come in she would feed them, handle their gear, and get them back onto the course like a Nascar pit stop.
 
She shares some of her secrets including having a “Pit Kit” ready and on hand at all times. Anything that her athlete could imagine they would need, she has in her Pit Kit. From batteries to nutrition to meds to chewing gum and more, she’s ready for whatever goes wrong. Building your own Pit Kit is a good first step to running a pit crew.
 
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If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Mudder Winner’s List and enter the contest for a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex shoes text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28, or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Merrell in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number.
 
What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at Facebook.com/worldstoughestpod, or call the listener voicemail line at (302) 786-9868.
 
If you would like to help make the show better, and hear Will read your words on air, leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
Oct 29, 2018
This is a bonus episode from Season One of the podcast. We will have three bonus episodes today with Elite Week 2018 starting tomorrow! Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss a single episode.
 
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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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If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Mudder Winner’s List and enter the contest for a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex shoes text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28, or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Merrell in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number.
 
What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at Facebook.com/worldstoughestpod, or call the listener voicemail line at (302) 786-9868.
 
If you would like to help make the show better, and hear Will read your words on air, leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
 
Oct 29, 2018
This is a bonus episode from Season One of the podcast. We will have three bonus episodes today with Elite Week 2018 starting tomorrow! Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss a single episode.
 
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Molly Kenneth and Jason Nicholson join us today to talk about Jason’s story from World’s Toughest Mudder 2016. Jason ran 65 miles at WTM 2016, and finished on his feet, but due to a number of mistakes he made, he was in a Las Vegas hospital two days later. Every wrong thing he did is completely preventable, from over-hydration to taking pain medication during an ultra-endurance event. We talk about how you can make sure you don’t end up in a hospital bed for a week like Jason.
 
If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Mudder Winner’s List and enter the contest for a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex shoes text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28, or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Merrell in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number 4) Yes or No to the question "Would you like to receive updates from Merrell and World's Toughest Podcast
 
What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the WTM Community page, the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at Facebook.com/worldstoughestpod, or call the listener voicemail line at (302) 786-9868.
 
If you would like to help make the show better, and hear Will read your words on air, leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
Oct 28, 2018

Diana Codispoti is "four-foot-five on a good day". Our host met Diana at Toughest Mudder Norcal last month and was happy to bring her on the show.

Diana has run two Toughest Mudder races this year and will be at World's Toughest Mudder next month in Atlanta. To the best of our knowledge, Diana is the first (and only) little person to compete at World's Toughest Mudder.

Diana talks about some of the unique challenges she faces completing obstacles and putting in the miles running. She also talks about her thoughts on Daytime Toughest Mudder vs. Nighttime Toughest Mudder and what her family thinks about her plan to run for 24 hours straight at WTM.

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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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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 will read it on a future episode. Be sure to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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