Category Archives: Interviews

Yancy Culp: Man of the People

The curly locks. The positive outlook.  The mouth that runs like a Ferrari.  The person who could encourage even Tony Robbins to accomplish things beyond his belief.  There are some people who you know are just good to the core before you even meet them. That would be Yancy Culp. The uniqueness of his name even hints […]
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Faye Stenning: Looks can be deceiving

Dressed in jeans and a jacket vest, Faye Stenning looked like your everyday twenty-something with an attractive smile and glittering eyes. You know the kind.  One of those peppy girls fresh out of college who will spend an entire weekend shopping for shoes that she thinks will make her the envy of all the other […]
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Jon Albon: Unplugged

Less than four hours removed from his third straight OCR World Championships win, Jon Albon sat sprawled out in front of me, seemingly oblivious to the awe being bestowed upon him by the international obstacle racing community.  Although self-described as nervous and shy as a kid, he appeared to be neither as we chatted comfortably […]
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Christopher Acord: The Man behind the Beard

Clad in fatigues and hiking boots, Christopher Acord strode across the race grounds, eyes firmly affixed ahead at athletes struggling to complete the Platinum Rig obstacle.  His gait was indicative of one who possesses the power of purpose. That purpose, although sometimes erroneously masked by the “soul-stealing” persona displayed on social media, is one of strengthening […]
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Inside the Broken Skull Ranch with Alexander Nicholas

Spartan Pro athlete, Alexander Nicholas, stood on the dusty sands of the Broken Skull Ranch anxiously awaiting the signal to attack the 1/2 mile Skullbuster obstacle course.  His mental calculations told him that if gave 70% effort and avoided careless mistakes, he would easily beat the previous best time. It was the last day of filming […]
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Siri Englund went to America

Siri Englund went to America and won a world championship.  What sounds like a tale from some story book fantasy actually came to life for this young Swedish female.  As with all good stories, fate played a role. If not for a chance meeting in the airport with Swedish obstacle racer, Anna-Lee Markstedt O’Dwyer, this story would […]
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Off Course by Erin Beresini

Skillfully woven into her personal story of tackling the inaugural 2012 Spartan Ultra Beast , Outside Online columnist Erin Beresini, takes an inside look at the obstacle racing industry.  She tells stories of the companies, events, and people in a manner interesting even to those who already know them.  At appropriate times throughout, Erin vividly describes the sights […]
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Things you don’t know about Corinna Coffin

You have probably heard of Corinna Coffin by now. She burst onto the OCR scene this summer with multiple podium finishes at Battlefrog, Mud Guts & Glory, & Spartan Race. Her 2nd place finish at the Spartan World Championships in Vermont solidified her status as one of the emerging female superstars of the sport. You […]
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Michelle Warnky: Ninja Obstacle Racer

The smile that greeted me at our first introduction was the same smile that greeted America at the top of the American Ninja Warrior warped wall.  Although Michelle Warnky has garnered national acclaim as one of America’s top ninjas, that smile tells a story beyond what is seen on television. The little girl who wanted […]
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Bev Watson: Resume of Excellence

When Bev Watson crossed the Arizona Spartan Super finish line in 2012 as the 14th female overall, she knew she belonged in the elite heat.  A few short months later, she was regularly standing on the podium and won her first Spartan Race in Montana in 2013.  Her meteoric rise to the top is not unusual in […]
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