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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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Nov 8, 2018

In a short amount of time, Jack Bauer has become the go-to stat-man for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing. You can see his work at YancyCamp.com.

Jack and Will discuss the upcoming World's Toughest Mudder 2018. They get into the details of which athletes to watch and how the expected cold and poor weather will affect their race.

Jack gives his predictions for the top five men and top five women of WTM 2018. They are:

Men:

  1. Trevor Cichosz
  2. Kris Mendoza
  3. Christopher Maltbie
  4. Tyler Nash
  5. Michael Schjutt

Women:

  1. Allison Tai
  2. Rea Kolbl
  3. Morgan Mckay
  4. Alex Walker
  5. Adriane Alvord

What do you think of his predictions? Email us at worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with So Smart WTM in the subject line and your predictions for the top three men and top three women at WTM 2018. If you get all six correct you will win a brand-new World's Toughest Podcast sticker and an on-air phone call from Will Hicks congratulating you on being So Smart.

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TheOCRreport.com is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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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.

Nov 8, 2018

Scott Brown may be the greatest OCR athlete to come out of Scotland. We haven't seen him at World's Toughest Mudder lately, but he is making his return this year in Atlanta.

Scott ran World's Toughest Mudder every year from 2012 to 2015. His best year was 2015 when he finished with 80 miles and 5th Place overall. His 80 miles was the best finish by a European that year.

After a two-year hiatus, Scott is ready to take on WTM again. Look for him near the top of the leaderboard.

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TheOCRreport.com is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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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.

Nov 6, 2018

Jesse Bruce has qualified as a World's Toughest Mudder Elite Contender two years in a row. He is one of the few men to run 50 miles at an eight-hour Toughest Mudder. He has big plans for WTM 2018.

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TheOCRreport.com is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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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.

Nov 5, 2018

Tyler Nash has ran in every World's Toughest Mudder. "And walked in them too" he says. He recently completed the Moab 240, a 240 mile race in Moab, Utah and that experience has changed his outlook on World's Toughest Mudder.

Tyler had a rough 2017 at WTM. We like to say we talk about "success and failure at the greatest event in OCR". Tyler is very honest about his race last year and the regrets he has. Following the success of his recent 240-mile race, he has a whole new outlook on running "just" 24 hours.

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TheOCRreport.com is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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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.

Nov 3, 2018

This is Episode #100 of World's Toughest Podcast! Thank you for listening! Celebrate with us by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts!

Amelia Boone has dominated World's Toughest Mudder like no other woman ever. No other woman has won World's Toughest Mudder more than once. Amelia has won it three times. Only three people have won back-to-back individual titles at World's Toughest Mudder. Amelia is the only woman to do it, in 2014 and 2015.

Amelia is the most high-profile athlete in the history of OCR. She talks in this episode how that still sounds odd to her. She started out the same way everyone starts out, running a Tough Mudder with her friends. Amelia talks about how WTM is a special race to her and how much she hates to miss it this year. She says to pencil her in for 2019.

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TheOCRreport.com is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World's Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

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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.

Nov 2, 2018

Alex Walker is an Elite Contender for World's Toughest Mudder 2018. Alex earned her spot as an Elite Contender with her 4th place finish at Toughest Mudder South this year. She finished with 35 miles in 8:18.

This will be Alex's first year at World's Toughest Mudder. She has been meticulous in her preparation and shares some of the tips she has learned and advice she has received in this episode.

Because this is her first year at WTM Alex is flying under the radar of many people watching the race. Keep an eye on Alex Walker to make some noise at World's Toughest Mudder 2018.

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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.

Nov 1, 2018

Jon Albon is a two-time Champion of World's Toughest Mudder, with back-to-back wins in the team category in 2015 and 2016. Jon is one of four men to run 105 miles at World's Toughest Mudder.

Outside of WTM, Jon is a two-time Spartan Race World Champion, the reigning OCRWC World Champion every year since 2014, and he is the current Skyrunning Ultra World Champion.

Jon is not running WTM this year in order to focus on the $1,000,000 Spartan Race challenge. Jon has already won the first of three races in order to qualify for the prize. The second race is this weekend in Sparta, Greece at the Spartan Trifecta Championship.

Jon shares his thoughts on the new venue in Atlanta, has some recommendations on assessing course difficulty and has advice for first-timers when the suffering gets real in the middle of the night. "Smile and be happy. No matter what."

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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

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 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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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 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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