Spartan champ Killian featured in Sports Illustrated

In another example of obstacle racing increasingly becoming mainstream, reigning Spartan champ Robert Killian was recently featured in Sports Illustrated.

The article profiles Killian while also discussing his intense, OCR-specific training regiment. 

The story begins: “Robert Killian keeps 70-pound sandbags in his garage, for carrying on his chest. He walks in circles lugging two 50-pound dumbbells and tosses spears between interval runs. Killian, a U.S. Army Green Beret (currently of the Colorado National Guard) and 2015 Spartan Race world champion, trains specifically for obstacle course racing (OCR), a key component of taking the former collegiate track athlete beyond the rubber.”

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