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375. Alisa Petrova on Hero Race, Winning Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla, Government Games, and More!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Release Date: 03/10/2024

385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next! show art 385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next!

Obstacle Running Adventures

is no stranger to the show due to his frequent appearances at our favorite OCR event to cover every year (World's Toughest Mudder), as well as our interest in his ultra OCR fundraising efforts over the years! We discuss , which podiums stood out to him the most over the years, how the recent Toughest Mudder East went along with the new changes to the team format, Lebenese food, and what he plans to do in both sport and life moving forward! , and , , and ! 0:00 – 2:45 – Intro 2:45 – 12:56 – Quick News 12:56 – 13:25 – Content Preface 13:25 - 1:05:30 - Interview 1:05:30 - End –...

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384. Sweat Check, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, UltraHouse Tryouts, and More with Noel Medina! show art 384. Sweat Check, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, UltraHouse Tryouts, and More with Noel Medina!

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We have been aware of and his sweat checks for a while now but it was him joining the that really got our attention! There wasn't good timing to have him on the show before now but when we saw that he was traveling to the Ultra House in Durango, CO to train with we figured it was a great opportunity to learn more about him and plans moving forward! We discuss how he found the sport of OCR, a bit of his life before, his most memorable accomplishments in the sport so far, how it feels to be added to a , why he made the trip to train with , and much more! Follow along with him via , , or...

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383. 400+ Spartan Races, Pinoy OCR, Buc-ees, and More with Tom Maming! show art 383. 400+ Spartan Races, Pinoy OCR, Buc-ees, and More with Tom Maming!

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We were unsure as to what to do for this week's episode until we saw ! His name is and I was excited to reach out to have him on the show to hear more about him, his achievement, and what he has planned for the future. We discuss how he first got into OCR, Pinoy OCR, #eatmorerice, favorite moments in the sport,  Buc-ees, favorite venues, and of course his impressive milestone! Follow along with him via , , or ! 0:00 – 5:19 – Intro 5:19 – 14:36 – Quick News 14:36 – 15:05 – Content Preface 15:05 - 1:05:10 - Interview 1:05:10 - End – Outro Next weekend we have an interview...

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382. New England OCR Expo! (Part 2: Athletes, Speeches, and Staff) show art 382. New England OCR Expo! (Part 2: Athletes, Speeches, and Staff)

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Once again, we just had the third and it is easily the most involved Mike has been!  In 2020 we were just vendors with a table, last year Mike helped with getting athletes to show up and give short talks.  This year Mike was on the board, attended biweekly meetings for months, and worked to help get more vendors and sponsors out to the event! We are splitting up content from this event into two so we can have an easier week next week and Mike can focus on his own race but in this part two you will hear from some athletes, the  speeches, and from some of the staff that made this...

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381. New England OCR Expo! (Part 1: Vendors) show art 381. New England OCR Expo! (Part 1: Vendors)

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It's the third New England OCR Expo that has been put on and it is easily the most involved Mike has been!  In 2020 we were just vendors with a table, last year Mike helped with getting athletes to show up and give short talks.  This year Mike was on the board, attended biweekly meetings for months, and worked to help get more vendors and sponsors out to the event! We are splitting up content from this event into two so we can have an easier week next week and Mike can focus on his own race but in this part one you will hear from the vendors (see below) We hope to get registration...

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380. Obstacle Wonderland's Boogie Weekend 3 and 6 Hour Multi Lap Live Coverage! show art 380. Obstacle Wonderland's Boogie Weekend 3 and 6 Hour Multi Lap Live Coverage!

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finally traveled to New York to participate in and cover ! Wanting to both support a small northeast race and get some good mileage in, registered for the 6 hour race.  He ran 3 laps, interviewed the 3 hour finisher athletes with some midrace brain fog, ran another lap, interviewed the 6 hour finisher athletes while freezing in the windy cold on and off rain, , , , and then recorded a personal recap while driving back to New Jersey! We highly recommend you check out an event, the put together by , and ! 0:00 – 2:45 – Intro 2:45 – 7:40 – Quick News 7:40 – 8:38 – Content...

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379. Deka Mile Live Coverage at Underdog Fitness! show art 379. Deka Mile Live Coverage at Underdog Fitness!

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Back in the day Spartan Stadium races were our favorite to both run and cover as media.  We remember seeing a large man in a clown mask doing well at most of the events that we went to.  Over more recent years has grown to be even more of a threat in the hybrid racing scene! has also become a friend of the show, as well as 's coach for about a year.  Mike vowed that his first hybrid fitness race would be at !  It took a while to get a date to fit in the schedule but and took it on despite being pretty nervous (I am not a strong man) and having back issues (likely a...

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378. How to Get Fast, Like Crazy AF Fast with Timber and Appa! show art 378. How to Get Fast, Like Crazy AF Fast with Timber and Appa!

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just a totAlly normal ePisode, Really nothIng to see here. compLetely normal! 0:00 – 6:56 – Intro 6:56 – 14:07 – Quick News 14:07 – 14:13 – Content Preface 14:13 - 15:23 - Interview with Timber and Appa 15:23 - End – Outro Next episode is planned to be coverage of the Deka Strong at Underdog Fitness, home of Kevin Gregory aka Bubbles the Clowne (well not actual home but you know what we mean)! ____ News Stories: (use code "obstacles" for $5 off) ____ Related Episodes: ____ Patreon Supporters: Jason Dupree, Kim DeVoss, Samantha Thompson, Matt Puntin, Dave Claxton,...

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377. OCR Events Eulogy: Remembering Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Terrain Race, and Bonefrog! show art 377. OCR Events Eulogy: Remembering Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Terrain Race, and Bonefrog!

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We haven't done one of these episodes in a while, and we were totally okay with that! With recent changes in the industry (unfortunately most being negative), we wanted to have an episode where we share our thoughts and feelings on some events that are not with us anymore like and or have extremely unclear futures like and . The videos referenced were our , , , , , , , and so check one, two, or all of them out! 0:00 – 2:31 – Intro 2:31 – 7:54 – Quick News 7:54 – 8:25 – Content Preface 8:25 - 37:32 - Info and Memories of , , , and 37:32 - End – Outro Next episode is hopefully...

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376. Paul Lachance on 200+ Spartan Races at the Age of 82! show art 376. Paul Lachance on 200+ Spartan Races at the Age of 82!

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recently this caught 's attention for which then caught our eye for a potential episode. We were excited to reach out to him both for the impressive accomplishment, and because he represents a unique age demographic who take on OCR.  Older OCR athletes have always been inspirational to us but we haven't had an episode focus on it before. We discuss how he found obstacle course racing, , favorite and least favorite Spartan venues, medical barriers that he has pushed through in his life, how it feels to be embraced by sponsors and the community, how to , plans for the rest of the year...

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We have been wanting to have Alisa Petrova on the show for a while now with us first reaching out to her back in December 2022 to talk about the Spartan World Championships that year!  Her being 9 hours ahead of us made it pretty difficult to plan a good time to record but it was worth recording at 5am our time to finally have her on the show!

Alisa talks about how she wasn't medically allowed to engage in sports at a young age but eventually got into speed walking and later became involved with Hero Race. In more recent years she has continued to prove herself to be a podium threat at many championship events including the Spartan World Championships.

Within the past month she took on a new challenge in the form of an ultra by competing and winning Tough Mudder Infinity in AlUla.  We discuss the barriers of fueling, pacing, and dealing with poor race day communications at the event.  Also, her experience at the Government Games in Dubai this year!

0:00 – 6:35 – Intro

6:35 – 16:00 – Quick News

16:00 – 16:40 – Content Preface

16:40 - 51:46 - Alisa Petrova Interview

51:46 - End – Outro

Next episode is planned to be with Paul LaChance who recently ran his 200th Spartan Race at the age of 82!

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Come Do a Deka Mile with Us at Underdog Fitness on April 7th

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Additional World's Toughest Mudder Changes

 Giles Comments on World's Toughest Mudder Changes

Hradec Nad Moravici Psartan Sprint and Super Podiums

Ibaraki Spartan Sprint Podiums

Batangas Spartan Sprint Podiums

Winter Nuts Challenge Podiums

Deka Fit Knoxville Men Podium

Houston Spartan Beast Podiums

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