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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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Dec 15, 2017

This is our last episode of 2017. Thanks for a great year. World’s Toughest Podcast will return in late January or early February 2018.

We announce the winners of the Toughest Award presented by World’s Toughest Podcast and then we talk with the 3rd and 4th place women of WTM 2017, Michelle Ford and Deanna Blegg.

Will wraps up the episode with some thoughts on 2017 and looks forward to 2018.

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Dec 13, 2017
Mike Stefano joins us to talk about his experience with Alex Youngworth at World’s Toughest 2017. Mike pitted for Alex and did a mini-interview with Alex every time Alex finished a lap. Mike shares the audio from his podcast with us. It’s great to hear Alex progress from confident, to tired, to beaten up. If you’ve ran WTM before you’ve felt like Alex before. If you haven’t ran WTM, you get a little peak at what it’s like at 3:00 in the morning when you’re tired and cold and just want to die.
 
Be sure to check out the Mstefano Running podcast for more from Mike and his co-host Katelyn.
 
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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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks
 
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Dec 8, 2017

Allison Tai returns to the show to talk about her 2nd Place finish at World's Toughest Mudder 2017.

Tai ran 85 miles in 24:40. Here's how that stacks up against some of the top female performances over the years.

2017: Rea Kolbl, 90 miles in 23:47
2012: Amelia Boone, 90 miles in 25:30
2017: ALLISON TAI, 85 MILES IN 24:40
2013: Deanna Blegg, 85 miles in 24:58
2016: Stefanie Bishop, 85 miles in 25:05

Allison's 2017 performance would have won WTM every year except 2017 and 2012.

We also talk about the World's Toughest Podcast email list. You can now subscribe to the email list by texting the word TOUGH to 228-28.

Voting is open for the "Best Of OCR" Awards at MudRunGuide.com. After you vote, shoot Will an email. He'll thank you personally.

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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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks

Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on iTunes and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

Dec 8, 2017

Allison Tai returns to the show to talk about her 2nd Place finish at World's Toughest Mudder 2017.

Tai ran 85 miles in 24:40. Here's how that stacks up against some of the top female performances over the years.

2017: Rea Kolbl, 90 miles in 23:47
2012: Amelia Boone, 90 miles in 25:30
2017: ALLISON TAI, 85 MILES IN 24:40
2013: Deanna Blegg, 85 miles in 24:58
2016: Stefanie Bishop, 85 miles in 25:05

Allison's 2017 performance would have won WTM every year except 2017 and 2012.

We also talk about the World's Toughest Podcast email list. You can now subscribe to the email list by texting the word TOUGH to 228-28.

Voting is open for the "Best Of OCR" Awards at MudRunGuide.com. After you vote, shoot Will an email. He'll thank you personally.

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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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks

Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on iTunes and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

Dec 1, 2017
Matt B. Davis and Will Hicks got together the morning after World’s Toughest 2017 and talked about the race. Matt and Will follow the sport of OCR as closely as any two men on the planet. They share their thoughts on the athletes and the race.
 
This is the first interview in the 50-something episodes of the podcast that has not been edited. It gives it a different feel than most of the other interviews on the podcast so far. Let us know what you think of it on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/worldstoughestpod.
 
Before we talk with Matt we talk about the recent positive drug test at OCRWC. We talk about what it means for the industry in general and Tough Mudder in particular. The short story: Tough Mudder needs to start drug testing in 2018.
 
If you haven’t joined our weekly email list, you should. You can find a link at Facebook.com/worldstoughestpod. Each week we talk about Tough Mudder, World’s Toughest Mudder or something closely related. Get on that.

0:00  Intro, contact info for the show
1:45 Drug Testing
19:50 World’s Toughest Podcast is on Spotify!!!
20:50 Will Hicks on the FB Live coverage of WTM
30:20 Let’s read some iTunes reviews!
37:55 Let’s go the phones!!! And talk with Matt B. Davis

If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Podcast Winner’s List, go to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/WorldsToughestPodand click the "World's Toughest Email" link on the left side of the page.
 
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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks
 
Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on iTunes and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
 
 
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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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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks

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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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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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks
 
Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on iTunes and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
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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What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear from? Let us know on the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks

Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on iTunes and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

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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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 or find Will on Twitter at twitter.com/TheWillHicks

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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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If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Mudder Winner’s List, email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Subscribe in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number. This will put you on our list for the latest Tough Mudder news and giveaways.

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 help make the show better? Leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

Oct 31, 2017

Amelia Boone is the only woman to win World's Toughest Mudder three times. No other woman has won more than once.

After being unable to compete in 2016 due to a leg injury, Amelia has been training this year to run 100 miles and become the first woman to win the coveted 100-Mile Orange Jacket.

Last month Amelia suffered an injury at a race. She saw her doctor recently who gave her bad news about competing at WTM 2017. We talk about what the doctor said and how Amelia is approaching the race this year.

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If you'd like to join the World’s Toughest Mudder Winner’s List, email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Subscribe in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number. This will put you on the list for the latest Tough Mudder news and giveaways.

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 help make the show better? Leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

Oct 27, 2017
Bonus Episode: Toughest Mudder Chicago Recap Rebroadcast
 
On Saturday, October 28th you can watch Toughest Mudder Chicago on CBS. After you watch the TV show, listen to this episode of the podcast with interviews from the podium. 
 
We talk with Allison Tai (1st-F), Matthew Lister (2nd-M), Zoe Chazen (2nd-F), Tyler Nash (3rd-M), Alex "Chikorita" Roudayna (3rd-F), Kris Mendoza (4th-M), Morgan Mckay (4th-F), Miguel Medina (5th-M) and KC Northup (5th-F).
 
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 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.
Oct 27, 2017
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.
 
Don’t forget to watch Toughest Mudder Chicago on CBS on Saturday, October 28th.
 
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 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 19, 2017

Darth Vader talks about his 89 TM events, and his leg amputation.

Darth Vader joins us this episode to talk about his 89 (and counting) Tough Mudder events, his leg amputation, and introducing his daughter to the world of Tough Mudder.

Darth (that's his real name. We talk about it) loves to push himself. He's at a Tough Mudder, a half marathon, or a triathlon almost every weekend.

Darth had his leg amputated this year. He talks about why that had to happen and how he bounced back afterward. He did a triathlon five weeks after the surgery.

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 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, leave us a review on iTunes. Go for a looooong run today.

Oct 6, 2017
Tougher Mudder East Regional Race preview episode with Grant Polson
 
Grant Polson joins us to talk about his story with Tough Mudder. Grant shares several stories including his love for Electroshock Therapy. Every time he goes through EST he tries to do something different, like playing with the wires for Pokemon EST. “Gotta Touch ‘em All!” At Tough Mudder NorCal Grant plans to help 100 Mudders through Electroshock Therapy.
 
Tough Mudder NorCal will be Grant’s first Tough Mudder as a married man, as he is getting married this weekend. Congratulations Grant, and welcome to the family Coral.
 
Grant also talks about his personal story. He was born without his left hand, so obstacles like Funky Monkey and Kong pose a unique challenge for him. Grant talks about how he completes obstacles with one hand. He also talks about the Adaptive Athlete OCR Facebook group. For more information on the group or to request an invitation, send Grant a direct message on Facebook.
 
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 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 hear your words on the podcast, leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
 
Tell your friends. All the cool kids are doing it.
Sep 28, 2017

Anke Frederich, a WTM vet from Germany joins us this episode, but first we talk about the Tougher Mudder Championship Series and the money that Tough Mudder has been paying out in race purses this year.

Will Dean has been making the rounds on the morning news shows promoting his new book “It Takes A Tribe” and we’ve got audio from three shows. While Dean was talking to Charlie Rose he let something slip that I had not heard before.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for our help in apprehending a criminal. Listen for more details.

Before we talk with Anke we read some reviews. Have you left a review for the podcast yet?

Anke Frederich lives in Germany, but she flies over to the U.S. regularly to participate in Tough Mudder events. Just this year, among many others she’s done Long Island, Chicago, Whistler, Toughest Mudder L.A. and Toughest Mudder Chicago. She worked pit crew for World’s Toughest Mudder in 2015 and ran in 2016. This November she will be the first German woman and the 2nd german overall to get her 50x headband.

Anke has done more Tough Mudders in more countries than anyone I know. She shares her thoughts on the differences between each country when it comes to Tough Mudder.

Anke loves Tough Mudder because of the community. She talks about how much the community and the people that make it up mean to her.

0:00 Preview and Intro

0:50 Welcome and Thanks.

1:05 Birthday Greetings and asking women their age

2:00 Tougher Mudder Championship Series

11:15 Prize Purse for 2017 races vs previous years.

15:45 Too long, didn’t listen: Prize Purse summary.

16:15 The 2018 Tough Mudder Championship Weekend

19:10 “It Takes A Tribe” Sneak Peek

21:00 Will Dean on “Fox and Friends”

21:50 Will Dean and Jim Campbell on “The Today Show”

22:40 Will Dean on Charlie Rose with a bit of news we have not heard before

24:45 Police need our help. Mad Pooper on the loose.

26:30 Reviews! 5 Starrrrrrrrs!

29:50 Interview with Anke Frederich

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Sep 13, 2017
On today’s episode we talk with the only four people to compete in all six Toughest Mudder races this year.
 
Jim Campbell, Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan, Sara Knight, and Mark James ran each Toughest Mudder race this year in Los Angeles, Atlanta, the UK, Philadelphia, Whistler, and Chicago.
 
You want to know which Toughest was the toughest Toughest. We start with each of them telling which of the six races they thought was the toughest.  Then we talk with them about the Toughest Mudder series as a whole, and about each race individually. We wrap up by getting each of their rankings of all six races. Which race was the toughest? Second toughest? All the way down to sixth toughest. 
 
And then finally, we assign point values to those rankings, add up the scores of each venue and give a definitive answer to the question: “Which Toughest was the toughest Toughest?
 
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Sep 8, 2017
Toughest Mudder Chicago Podium Interviews
 
Will talks with every member of the podium from Second to Fifth Place. 
 
This episode is so long it needs a table of contents. What do you think of the two hour plus episodes? Let us know in a review on iTunes or by emailing Will Hicks directly.
 
Episode 039 Table of Contents
0:00 Intro
0:40 Tough Mudder News
5:45 Toughest Mudder Chicago Start Line Audio with Sean Corvelle
10:35 Matt Lister, 2nd Place Male with 50 miles
26:15 Zoe Chazen, 2nd Place Female with 40 miles
48:15 Tyler Nash, 3rd Place Male with 50 miles
1:00.30 Chikorita, 3rd Place Female with 40 miles
1:10.10 Kris Mendoza, 4th Place Male with 45 miles
1:31.45 Morgan Mckay, 4th Place Female with 40 miles
1:48.00 Miguel Medina, 5th Place Male with 45 miles
2:03.40 KC Northup, 5th Place Female with 35 miles
2:17.35 Outro. Leave a review on iTunes.
 
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Aug 31, 2017

Toughest Mudder Chicago Recap Episode!

The sixth and final Toughest Mudder was held this past weekend in Chicago. Winning for the men was Ryan Atkins and for the women was Allison Tai. In addition to winning Toughest Chicago, Atkins and Tai both won the Toughest Series Championship by having the most milage over their three best Toughest races.

We spend some time talking about the men's and women's podiums and finally lock down where World's Toughest Mudder 2018 will be held. Spoiler Alert: We're not sure, but we're pretty sure.

Allison Tai joins us to talk about her win in Chicago and her Toughest Series win. She breaks down the race and talks about her plan and strategy as the race progressed. She also talks about her favorite type of mid-race fuel and why she needs to get sponsored by Kozy Shack.

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