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Episode 66 Mudderella and Paul Jones of NE Spahtens

Episode 66 Mudderella and Paul Jones of NE Spahtens

Sep 18, 2013

This week Matt talks with Cristina Devito of Mudderella and Paul Jones of the New England Sphatens. Cristina Devito used to be the Chief Strategy Officer at Tough Mudder. She tells us all about how she launched Mudderella and how they plan to take over the women’s mud run world. They have 20 races in the USA, 3 in the UK and 4 in Australia planned for 2014....

Episode 65 The X Rated Run, Jeff Rondina, and Nic Zahasky

Episode 65 The X Rated Run, Jeff Rondina, and Nic Zahasky

Sep 11, 2013

  Episode 65-Matt talks with Kelly Perez and finds out everything you always wanted to know about The X-Rated Run, but were afraid to ask. Then, Matt talks to Jeff Rondina and learns just how he pulled of running 5 different races in a 13-hour period. Last we hear a quick chat with Nic Zahasky, elite racer and founder of Barrel Aid. Barrel Aid directly...

Episode 64 Spartan Super Virginia

Episode 64 Spartan Super Virginia

Sep 4, 2013

In this episode, Matt talks to several athletes from the 8.24.13 Spartan in Virginia. With 8000 feet of elevation change over 8 miles, everyone said it was harder terrain that last year’s Vermont Beast. You will hear from the following: Matt Novakovich-The Alaskan that showed up to his first ever Spartan, did zero burpees, and beat Hobie by 5 minutes....

Episode 63 Junyong Pak Quits and a Double Dose of Desena

Episode 63 Junyong Pak Quits and a Double Dose of Desena

Aug 21, 2013

Episode 63-Joe Desena was on CNBC this morning, you can watch the clip here. I was under the impression that it would be an intelligent conversation about OCR, the growth of the sport, and/or sponsorship dollars. It was not. This gave me a great excuse to call Joe and talk about anything that changed since we last spoke about the big Vermont race. I also wanted...

Episode 62 Hunter Gatherer Preview and Mud Endeavor Recap

Episode 62 Hunter Gatherer Preview and Mud Endeavor Recap

Aug 15, 2013

Inspired by the demise of Hero Rush and the outcries on facebook that followed, I begin this episode talking about what a scam is or isn’t. I then play an interview with Randy Yolo of Mud Endeavor. Randy puts on small, local, high quality, obstacle races with great success. We talk about how simple doesn’t mean easy in OCR and how you can build a...

Episode 61 Death Race III and Joe DeSena talks Spartan Rash

Episode 61 Death Race III and Joe DeSena talks Spartan Rash

Aug 6, 2013

The interviews in this episode kick off with a short call I had with Joe DeSena. He talks about the recent “Spartan Rash” that occurred at the recent Spartan Race in Illinois. He also talks about a TV show in the works for NBC. I then, sort of, beg for a job. Next, I speak with 3 2013 Summer Death Race finishers. Amelia Boone, Olof Dallner, and Pete...