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Welcome to the World’s Toughest Podcast, where we talk about any Obstacle Course Race you’d like, as long as it's World’s Toughest Mudder. Each week we talk to members of the WTM Community and share stories of success and failure in the single greatest event in OCR. The Worlds Toughest Podcast is a production of Contender Media and is not affiliated with Tough Mudder or TMHQ. Opinions expressed are those of the host and guest and are not necessarily the opinions of Tough Mudder. But they mig ...
 
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Never run World's Toughest Mudder before? Sign up for World's Toughest Mudder by March 8th and get a free World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirt. Text FIRST TIMER to (619) 485-2726 for details. --- Sean Corvelle is the start line MC for Tough Mudder. He is also the host of the new Tough Mudder podcast "No Excuses". Sean talks about how he originally got …
 
Free World's Toughest Podcast stickers? Text STICKERS to (619) 485-2726 to get yours. --- Kyle McLaughlin is the President of Tough Mudder and a friend of the show. Kyle joins Will to talk about how the company made it through 2020 and talk about what 2021 has in store for Tough Mudder. They talk about all the new people signing up for Tough Mudder…
 
"Tropical" John Medinger has been involved in the sport of ultrarunning since 1981, when the first issue of UltraRunning Magazine was published. His impact has been widespread - from the Western States president to publisher of UR, to founder of some of the sport's most notable races including Quad Dipsea and Lake Sonoma 50. Needless to say, he's e…
 
Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and say "Early access". You will get free early access to each episode of the show. Or just ask him a question about World's Toughest Mudder. Wetsuits? Nutrition? Chafing? Text him and ask. --- Tyler Nash ran the very first World's Toughest Mudder in 2011 and ran every year through 2018. He has run 240 miles at the Moab …
 
Jeff Stern recently set the FKT on the Backbone Trail in Southern California. After most of his races were canceled this year, he completed extensive research and proper scouting on the the trail in order to go for the FKT. In this episode, we talked about his background as an athlete, what it takes to prepare, and what he learned from his first FK…
 
To get early access to episodes text Will at (619) 485-2726 and say "Early access". You will get free early access to each episode of the show along with the occasional text straight from Will's phone. --- Battlefrog was a short-lived but extremely popular race series from 2014-2016. For a brief period in 2016 they were the third largest OCR compan…
 
Will is taking questions for future guests at (619) 485-2726. What do you want to learn about? Nutrition? Training tips? Shoes and gear? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 --- Rea Kolbl won the sprint lap at her first WTM in 2017. Then she kept going and won the whole race. That had never been done before and has never been done since. On her way to winni…
 
Free World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirt? Donate $20 to Giving Smiles and text Will a screenshot of your donation. Listen to the end of today's episode for details. (619) 485-2726 --- Trevor Cichosz has finished on the World's Toughest Mudder podium every year since 2014. He has finished 1st twice, 2nd twice, and 3rd twice. He has three of the coveted…
 
Do you want an early heads-up on the next World's Toughest Podcast guest? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- We recapped the first (and hopefully only) virtual World's Toughest Mudder with Kim De Voss, Jason Dupree, Anna Landry, and Carlo Piscitello. Kim, Jason, and Anna all ran World's Toughest Mudder: Lockdown Edition running 50, 5…
 
Who would you like to be a guest on World's Toughest Podcast? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- World's Toughest Mudder: Lockdown Edition was this weekend. It was the single greatest virtual event in OCR. Which, yeah, okay. Some great stories came out of the virtual WTM. Among them: Three men ran 100 miles or more The winning man an…
 
Who would you like to be a guest on World's Toughest Podcast? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- World's Toughest Mudder returns to the desert! In 2021 Tough Mudder will bring the greatest single event in OCR to Laughlin, Nevada just 45 minutes from Las Vegas. The CEO of Tough Mudder, Kyle McLaughlin joins us to talk about the new ve…
 
Who would you like to be a guest on World's Toughest Podcast? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- Tori Boggs is a 30-time Jump Rope World Champion. Her @snorib Instagram account has hundreds of thousands of followers for her Jump Rope exhibition and tutorial videos. She is a professional jumper for companies like Cirque du Soleil, the…
 
How many miles will you run at Virtual World's Toughest Mudder? Call your shot by texting Will at (619) 485-2726. ---- Carlo Piscitello joins us again to talk Virtual World's Toughest Mudder. This week is the first (and hopefully only) Virtual World's Toughest Mudder. Carlo will be part of the TMHQ Virtual Pit on Zoom offering commentary and encour…
 
New Show Feature: Text the host your comments on the show. Text Will at (619) 485-2726. Best texts get read on air. ---- Jesi Stracham and Brandon Winfield join the show to talk about life with Spinal Cord Injury. Jesi is the first (and still only) person to complete the Tough Mudder Holy Grail in a wheelchair. She has done it twice. Jesi runs the …
 
Tough Mudder has rolled out new season passes for 2021 and next year can't get here soon enough. We talk with Tough Mudder CEO Kyle McLaughlin about the three different season pass options and the perks each pass includes. VIP Season Pass - $549 or $899 with WTM included Free Digital-Only Entry to all 2021 Tough Mudder Challenges Season Passholder …
 
Tracy Beth Høeg, MD, PhD is a sports doctor who happens to specialize in ultrarunning injuries. She is an accomplished ultrarunner herself, and continues to pursue a balance of being a working mom, wife and ultrarunner. We discuss how she found ultrarunning and became interested in studying the sport, her medical research at Western States, and how…
 
2020 has been canceled. Long live 2021. If you are ready to do a live, in-person Tough Mudder, it is time to look forward to 2021. What are the best events on the calendar for next year? We talk with Carlo Piscitello of the Pis n' Cox show about Toughest Mudder, World's Toughest Mudder, and all the other Tough Mudder events in-between for 2021. You…
 
John Trent has become a fixture in the ultrarunning community on the West Coast and is one of the best storytellers in the sport. Not only has he been on the Western States board since 2004, he's also a race director and 10-time finisher of Western States. We discuss John's big plans for 2020 prior to COVID-19 and his incredible ability to tell peo…
 
2020 has been a crazy year. Let's get ready for 2021. Kyle McLaughlin joins us to talk about the 2021 calendar for Tough Mudder and the full season planned for next year. There are 19 regular Tough Mudder events planned for North America in 2021 plus three Toughest Mudders and World's Toughest Mudder. We talk about America, The UK, and the rest of …
 
In our very first episode, we talk with Erika Hoagland - an amazingly talented ultrarunner and author of the column, I Am an Ultrarunner in URM. We sit down to chat about her race plans (pre-COVID), training for 100-milers while being a mom, the experience of fastpacking around Lake Tahoe on her honeymoon, and what (and where) she hopes to run in t…
 
Tough Mudder is rolling out the new Tough Mudder Challenges for 2020. What is Tough Mudder Challenges? We talked with Kyle McLaughlin, the CEO of Tough Mudder to find out. Each month you will be given a new set of Tough Mudder Challenges. You will have four main challenges for each month, with three weeks to complete them. There will be one challen…
 
Haydon Chavez talks with us about his experience as a black man in the world of OCR. --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- It is TIME. Leave a review for the show on Apple Podcasts and Amazon.com! --- You can now text or call the show at (619) 378-4369. Leave us a voicemail! If your voicemail is …
 
2020 has been quite the year for Tough Mudder and the Obstacle Course Racing industry. In the wake of so many race cancellations due to Covid-19, Tough Mudder has announced the first ever Virtual Toughest Mudder to take place on August 22-23. The President of Tough Mudder, Kyle McLaughlin joins us to talk about Virtual Toughest Mudder and what to e…
 
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