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Obstacle Course Racing: The Challengers (7/29)

29 Jul 2011

From recent high school graduates to medical doctors to military service men (and women), the obstacle course racing draws challengers from all professions and walks of life. Each have their own unique story. Here are a few of my favorites from this week’s news. Feel free to share some of your own.

Exercise phys professor lives for Death Race
Jeff Godin, a professor at Fitchburg State University, competed in his second Spartan Death Race this year in VT. Although he wasn’t among the 35 that completed the race, he nearly doubled his time of staying in the race by 14 hours to 27.

One participant gives his account of Warrior Dash – Minnesota
Jake Urban’s teammate finished first in his wave of 600. Urban shares his own story of “flopping over four-foot walls,” leaping over fire, crawling under barbed wire, and treading across the finish line covered in mud.

Tough Mudder draws a diverse group in Wisconsin debut
Teachers, radiologists, and late-teen challengers all made their way through the Wisconsin Tough Mudder last weekend. Although heat exhaustion hindered some, many welcomed the team spirit and sheer, but challenging fun of taking on the 10-mile race.

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