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Obstacle Race

Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Kicks off on NBC on June 13

Deevra Norling | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment
Deevra Norling

This thrilling competition comes from the producers of American Ninja Warrior and is inspired by the popular Spartan Race.

Ten Tips on How to Beat the World's Toughest Mudder

Simon Donato | Posted 09.16.2016 | Sports
Simon Donato

To help you reach the finish line, I've compiled ten key tips using my experiences, pro-tips from North America's Best OCR racers, and insider info from Tough Mudder staff on how to prepare for, and beat the World's Toughest Mudder in 2015.

Treating Myself to a Full Course 'Meal' at the Inaugural Urban Mudder

Jane Seo | Posted 08.05.2016 | New York
Jane Seo

Running the inaugural Urban Mudder was like treating myself to an elaborate 3-course meal at a fancy restaurant. And man, was it delicious!

Four Reasons Why I Keep Running Obstacle Races, One After Another

Jane Seo | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

Some people may wonder, "Why do you race so often? Aren't these obstacle races all the same?" Yes, it is true that most races feature similar obstacles, like the perennial favorites cargo nets, wall climbs, and monkey bars. However, all the races I have ran were unique and different for several reasons.

6 Lessons My Mother Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Joe De Sena

It was my mom who armed me with the motivation and confidence to be a better man. All of my success can be traced back to the lessons she taught right in our living room. And while she's no longer with us, her wisdom, principles and legacy will surely long outlive me.

What Special Athletes Can Teach Us About Parenting; Father's Day Edition

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Joe De Sena

Joe Galasso is clinical psychologist who specializes with individuals with disabilities and also with professional athletes. There is a specific part of his job that he holds close to his heart; working with Special Athletes.

No Pain, No Gain: Conquering the City Challenge Obstacle Race in Jersey City

Jane Seo | Posted 05.22.2016 | New York
Jane Seo

With the arrival of warm weather, I scoured the web for alternative races taking place near New York City and found out about the City Challenge Obstacle Race. As the fastest growing obstacle race in the Tri-State area, the City Challenge Obstacle Race hosts races in Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

Sure You're Ready for That Obstacle Race? When Under-Preparation Meets Fatigue, Bad Things Happen

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Can you have the same level of honesty about your fitness level? It takes time and specific effort to prepare for these types of obstacle course runs. If you did not prepare, bad outcomes are predictable.

Standing on Top at the Urban RAID Championship

Jane Seo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

I no longer have to wonder what it's like to stand on top of a podium. Receiving the medal around my neck, all that went through my head was, "Man, I could eat a juicy burger right now!"

The 8 Richest Amateur Endurance Races on the Planet

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those athletes who are not pro, but wouldn't turn down a green backs for racing well, here are eight of the richest endurance races that can still be won by a non-card carrying pro athlete!

Taste of Chocolate Milk: How I Won the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

Jane Seo | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

This past June, my boyfriend and I ventured into deep-Brooklyn to get down and dirty at the Rugged Maniac, a 5K-obstacles race with feats like climbing over a wooden wall, crawling through the mud-filled tunnels, and rocketing down a 50-feet water slide.

How Dangerous Are Tough Mudders?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living

With names like Electroshock Therapy, Everest, Fire Walker and Trench Warfare, it's not exactly a secret that Tough Mudder obstacles are designed to r...