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.”