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

Obstacle Running Adventures

Release Date: 04/22/2024

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We all know Mike loves a good small local race so we drove down to the to experience and cover it for the first time! This race is 3.3 miles long with mud and over 20 obstacles.  We knew that but we had no idea the extent to which the event has benefitted members of the adaptive community for the past 10 years. In the last decade the Gaylord Gauntlet 5k has raised over $800,000 for the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, as well as our Military Veterans.  You'll hear from athletes with disabilities (AWDs),...

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In the past and doing so opened up options for future book related interviews! 's publicist, Brianna Kusilek, reached out to us back in April but it took us a while to find a time to release a potential episode with her.  Luckily we made room this week and Katelyn interviewed her for the show! Katelyn and talk about changing perspective on life, growing older, overcoming adversity, golden retrievers, and much more. 's .  If we want more attention given to the sport that we love, then we need to support books written about the sport we love! ! 0:00 – 5:44 – Intro 5:44 –...

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When started getting into some big Spartan Races a few years ago it got a lot of us who have been in the sport for a long time pretty excited!  This is because many of us remember who is almost always in the conversation of who historically is one of the best men in the sport of OCR. is his own own athlete though, and I didn't want to have him on the show just to talk about his dad.  It didn't take long for him to start to make a name for himself though, and it quickly became more of an issue of having an open weekend for the show and have him on for his own episode. Following his...

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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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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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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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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 going for next year's event soon so we hope to see you there in 2025!

0:00 – 3:13 – Intro

3:13 – 11:29 – Quick News

11:29 – 12:59 – Content Preface

12:59 - 1:14:24 - Interviews (Spartan Race/Tough Mudder, Epic Race Training, The Phoenix, The Medal Show, Challenge Yourself Fitness, Giv Soft Butter, Naticook Challenge, Operation Enduring Warrior, The Plunge Experience, Neighborhood Ninjas, Lucas Borgatti, Monkee Grips, Find Your Bold, Athletic Brewing, Oscar Mike, Isagenix, XMan Race, Race Ready Obstacles/Midwest OCR, MMB Performance Coaching, Viking Obstacle Race, BoldrDash)

1:52:19 - End – Outro

Next weekend Mike will be taking on the Cape Cod 20K trail race but the episodes will be more audio from the expo!

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