2016 OCR World Championships to be held in Toronto

2016 OCR World Championships to be held in Toronto

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Officials with the OCR World Championships have announced that next year’s event will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 15 & 16, 2016.   Continue reading “2016 OCR World Championships to be held in Toronto”


OCR World Championship Preview: The Men

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The Obstacle Racing World Championships this weekend (October 25 & 26) in Cincinnati, Ohio, is shaping up to be a true Super Bowl for the sport, featuring a who’s-who of elite obstacle racers. The course will be 8.8 miles with more than 30 obstacles and roughly 3,500 feet of elevation gain. The men’s field includes the last two Spartan World Champions, the last two World’s Toughest Mudders and a slew of other elite men from around the world. Who will win the title of “champion” and its $10,000 prize is anyone’s guess. Here’s a look at some of the favorites in the race. Continue reading “OCR World Championship Preview: The Men”

Reebok Spartan World Champ Jon Albon

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(Originally written for MudandObstacle.com)

The 2014 Reebok Spartan World Championship at the Vermont Beast featured a brutal course that left elites humbled and some participants and racing websites openly pondering if the course was just too hard.

But talk to the guy who won it, and it sounds like a different race.

“I expected it to be hilly and have some heavy carries. I was right about that, but found the rest of the course manageable,” says 2014 Reebok Spartan World Champion Jon Albon. “The sandbags were a catalyst to make the rest of the obstacles harder, but apart from that everything was manageable and spaced out.” Continue reading “Reebok Spartan World Champ Jon Albon”

Claude Godbout Reclaims Spartan Championship

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(Originally written for MudandObstacle.com)

Having the title of “Champion” before your name has a great ring to it. But having the title of “Two-Time Champion” before your name sounds even better.

That’s the title Quebec’s Claude Godbout can now enjoy after taking home her second Spartan World Championship in three years following an impressive performance in Killington, Vermont, on Saturday, September 20.

Godbout conquered an especially brutal Vermont Beast course, coming from behind and then holding off a strong challenge from second-place finisher Corinna Coffin to win the race with a time of 4:17. The course — which was billed as roughly 14 miles long, but most reports from racers wearing a GPS put the length at over 16 miles — featured repeated, agonizing climbs up 4,236-foot Killington Peak and a large number of grueling strength obstacles, including dual uphill bucket carries and sandbag carries. Continue reading “Claude Godbout Reclaims Spartan Championship”