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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
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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The OCR Underground Show
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Learn the secrets to improving your Spartan Race and other Obstacle Course Race performance from the best SGX coaches across the country. Discover their best training methods to dominate obstacles and avoid burpees.
 
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Overcome and Run
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I talk all things Obstacle Course Racing. My goal is to inspire those who have never ran an OCR to try one out and get addicted like I did, or for those who are weekend warriors to make the move to competing at an elite level.
 
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OCR News Weekly
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OCR News Weekly Podcast is brought to you by Mud Run Guide. Each week we recap the most important news stories from around the globe in the obstacle course racing/mud run communities. The show is hosted by Margaret Schlachter who has been in the OCR industry for over seven years. Mud Run Guide is your trusted source for all things obstacle racing, mud runs, and the ninja world.
 
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Mudd Queens are entering the podcasting world to bring you more ways to have a conversation. An introductory ramble from your hosts and potential future podcasts. And it really is a ramble! Bear with us as we find our feet and pick up pace with all things OCR and podcasting. Much love x.
 
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This week, I tried my hand at my first in-studio interview with Chris Bednar, an elite OCR athlete who has been climbing the ranks in the west coast OCR scene. Chris tells me about how he got into OCR and reaching his first podium at Warrior Dash last year. He talks about training with some of the top OCR athletes and how that affects his perfo ...…
 
Jojo and Fay sit down with hilarious Hatti. We get to talk to her about Australia, jelly wrestling, Mudstacle's Most Inspirational, Insight.tv's Thru, and The Unknown. There's even crocodile talk thrown in. We even get to hear about Fay's travels to Iceland and her near-arrest at the airport. Music: Freeharmonics by The Freeharmonics Orchestra…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
We celebrate Valentine’s Day with an extra episode this week starring Carlo Piscitello and Josh Cox. Carlo Piscitello and Josh Cox were the first people to have a weekly show dedicated to World’s Toughest Mudder and the WTM Community. They’ve both been on our podcast before, and this is their first joint appearance on the show. Season Four of T ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Ian Panter ran 30 miles at World’s Toughest Mudder in 2016. The last eight of those miles were on a broken foot. In 2017 after running Tough Mudder, he was a passenger in a car getting a ride back to his hotel. He was planning on running Toughest Mudder Philly that night and wanted to catch a quick nap before start time at midnight. As his car ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Tough Mudder announced 26 cities will host a Tough Mudder 5k in 2018. We talked with Jay Ruggiero about the first ever Tough Mudder 5k in this bonus ep from last year. --- Jay Ruggerio is running this weekend in the first ever Tough Mudder 5k. We talk through the 3.1 miles and the 10 obstacles that many people will be facing for the first time ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Adriane Alvord joins the show to share her story. Adriane finished in 9th Place at her first WTM in 2016. After qualifying as an Elite Contender at Toughest Mudder Philly she had high hopes for 2017. The race didn't end up working out the way she hoped, after a nasty fall from Stage 5 Clinger left her with a concussion and unable to run in a st ...…
 
Last weekend we were in Chino for Spartan's opening Super/Sprint weekend, and on Saturday I grabbed interviews from the Elite podium winners of the Super race. We talk about everything and anything from the course, to the obstacles, to the competition, to the comparison between this year and last year's January race. Veejay also tells me about ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
TMHQ hosts a large brunch the day after World’s Toughest Mudder. It’s a celebration of the event, the winners, and the community. After brunch Will sat down with Sue Harvey Brown, Kris Mendoza, and Kris’ parents, Katie and Danny Mendoza. As part of her job for Merrell Sue is the liaison to Tough Mudder and the WTM Community. But she’s also a pa ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
On today’s show, Back to the Phones! We take calls from Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan, Ian Richardson, and Molly Kenneth on today’s episode. We start by talking about WTM 2017 but each conversation finds its own way. Before we talk with the callers we talk about some Tough Mudder volunteer news, I messed up with Australia again, and Tough Mudder is ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Kickoff Week 2018 Continues! The morning after WTM 2017 Will Hicks took his microphone to the hotel lobby to see who he could find. He ended up talking with Zoe Szczepanek, Maria Herrera, Gaspar Vazquez, and Evan Perperis for this episode. Zoe Szczepanek (Scha-pah-neck. You can do it) was the sideline reporter for the Facebook Live coverage of ...…
 
We are well into 2018 and the race season is upon us. This episode brings you more tips and strategies to bring your best game for the 2018 OCR Season. In this episode I discuss more on my recent blog post and video on the most common bear crawl mistakes made and a simple progression to master the fundamental exercise. Plus I go on a little ran ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Team Fat Boys is four people that Will Hicks has been friends with for over 20 years. Scott Forrester, Joel George, Nate Swanson, and Rachelle Swanson ran WTM 2017 as a National Relay Team, United States #3. They finished in 10th place overall, 3rd in the U.S. 2017 was the second WTM for Nate Swanson and Joel George and the first for Scott Forr ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
This is the most obstacle-heavy episode we've ever had. Over 90 minutes of Tough Mudder talk with Jim "Da Goat" Campbell. Jim has been a guest on the show several times before, but we have never talked about his personal brush with death and what brought him to Tough Mudder. After a motorcycle accident nearly killed him on a highway in Texas, J ...…
 
For this week's episode, I hosted my first round table discussion all about obstacle innovation, how OCR and various OCR brands have evolved over the year, and what 2018 might look like for the sport. I brought in OCR journalist Adam Kwitko and Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media to go over these topics based on their years of experience and ...…
 
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UKMQ Muddcast
 
Fay and Jojo start the new year like most people do, talking about resolutions and the joys of social media. Music: Freeharmonics by The Freeharmonics Orchestra
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Welcome back! This is the first episode of Season Two, but it is not a typical episode. MATURE content warning. We sat down with Ryan Woods and Evan Perperis to talk about Ryan's recent failed drug test at OCR World Championships. Ryan has admitted to taking the banned substance DHEA but has said he took it accidentally, mistaking it for the ap ...…
 
We're kicking off the new year by talking with Yancy Camp athlete and elite OCR competitor Morgan Mckay all about her win at the Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland. Morgan tells Heather all about the inaugural Ultra Championship race, from the overall format, to the penalties, the gear, the competition, and what she found to be the mo ...…
 
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Join Fay and Jojo as they answer questions with a Facebook live. They answer questions about Mudd Queens beginnings, gush over Heather Ratcliffe, and whether we prefer still or sparkling water. Music: Freeharmonics by The Freeharmonics Orchestra
 
With 2017 ending now is the time to plan ahead for your 2018 race schedule and to gain insight on how you should approach your training for the best year yet. In this episode I share research on how Twitter can effect your race performance and some practical tips on how to maximize your sleep for recovery. In our coaches's corner I have on SGX ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
This is our last episode of 2017. Thanks for a great year. World’s Toughest Podcast will return in late January or early February 2018. We announce the winners of the Toughest Award presented by World’s Toughest Podcast and then we talk with the 3rd and 4th place women of WTM 2017, Michelle Ford and Deanna Blegg. Will wraps up the episode with ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Mike Stefano joins us to talk about his experience with Alex Youngworth at World’s Toughest 2017. Mike pitted for Alex and did a mini-interview with Alex every time Alex finished a lap. Mike shares the audio from his podcast with us. It’s great to hear Alex progress from confident, to tired, to beaten up. If you’ve ran WTM before you’ve felt li ...…
 
This week's episode is live from the LA Spartan Sprint at Castaic Lake last Saturday! I spoke with Ryan Kent, Veejay Jones, James Nair, Timmie Brann, Lauren Taksa, and Natalie Miano all about the race, the competition, and what their goals are for the 2018 season. Elite Podium: 1st: Timmie Brann & Veejay Jones 2nd: Natalie Miano & Ryan Kent 3rd ...…
 
This week, Green Beret Challenge Pro Team member Deborah "Debo" Arrieta joins me on the podcast to talk all about the Green Beret Challenge and their upcoming championship race next summer, and what she's been doing to prepare for the Spartan Ultra World Championship in Iceland next weekend. We start by talking all about the Green Beret Challen ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Allison Tai returns to the show to talk about her 2nd Place finish at World's Toughest Mudder 2017. Tai ran 85 miles in 24:40. Here's how that stacks up against some of the top female performances over the years. 2017: Rea Kolbl, 90 miles in 23:47 2012: Amelia Boone, 90 miles in 25:30 2017: ALLISON TAI, 85 MILES IN 24:40 2013: Deanna Blegg, 85 ...…
 
This week, Yancy Camp athlete Beni Gifford joins me on the podcast to talk all about The Warrior Race in South Africa, Tough Mudder X, and why the mental game is so important to your race. We start by talking all about the Warrior Race, from the format, to the obstacles, to why he considers it one of the most difficult races he's ever ran. He s ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Matt B. Davis and Will Hicks got together the morning after World’s Toughest 2017 and talked about the race. Matt and Will follow the sport of OCR as closely as any two men on the planet. They share their thoughts on the athletes and the race. This is the first interview in the 50-something episodes of the podcast that has not been edited. It g ...…
 
After some time off due to travel, I'm back and ready to talk all about OCR Training. With 2017 coming to a close I discuss the importance of looking back at your performance to help you look ahead for next year. And how sometimes what you take out of your program is just as important as what you put in it. In this episode SGX Coach Alison Rosa ...…
 
Join Fay and Jojo as they talk about the year of 2017 and all that has happened and what's to come. They talk about MQHQ, Canada, WTM, gush over Margaret Schlachter, secret Santa, the virtual run, and how to say Tikiboo. Music: Freeharmonics by The Freeharmonics Orchestra
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
World's Toughest Mudder 2017 is in the books. We talk about the elite podium finishers with audio from the finish line and talk with the Women's winner, Rea Kolbl. Rea told us one of the reasons she decided to run World's Toughest Mudder was because she was listening to our podcast and she thought, "Yeah, I could do that". And she did. And she ...…
 
After running World's Toughest Mudder myself, I was able to grab some live interviews at the Champions Brunch the Monday morning following the event. I spoke with Wesley Kerr, Rea Kolbl, Deanna Blegg, Allison Tai, Ryan Atkins, Kris Mendoza and Austin Azar, and Will Dean himself. We talk about everything from the course, to the competition, to t ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
A short recap of the winners from WTM 2017. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who ran World's Toughest Mudder 2017. The podium winners: Men: Ryan Atkins with 110 miles Robert Killian with 105 miles Trevor Cichosz with 95 miles Women: Rea Koebl with 90 miles Allison Tai with 85 miles Michelle Ford with 80 miles Relay Teams: Chad Tra ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Elite Week continues with Ryan Atkins If Atkins had to apply for a job as King of WTM, here’s what his resume would look like. 2013: 1st Place, 100 miles. First athlete to complete 100 miles 2014: 1st Place. 95 miles. The fastest 95 in WTM history. 2015: 1st Place, Team. 80 miles. 2016: 1st Place, Team. 105 miles. Winners of $100,000 bonus priz ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Elite Week continues with Lindsay Webster. Lindsay Webster has dominated Obstacle Course Racing this year. She won the Spartan Race World Championship. She won the Spartan Race US Series Championship. She won the 15k OCR World Championship. She won all three Toughest Mudder races she entered. She finished second in the Toughest Mudder Series Ch ...…
 
This week, I got the opportunity to head up to Thousand Oaks, California to check out DojoBoom, the new trampoline park that just opened last week and that's managed by Kevin Bull, a well-known competitor from American Ninja Warrior. After a tour of the gym (and the chance to play around on the climbing wall and the Ninja rig), I sat down with ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
With less than a week until World’s Toughest Mudder, Will opened the phone lines for a night. This is what happened. 03:40 Mike Stefano of MStefano Running 10:45 Alex Youngworth 15:30 Matt B. Davis of Obstacle Racing Media 47:10 Melissa “Sharkbait” Dugan 01:16:45 Zach Redin and Fred Howcroft 01:41:45 Phoebe Brimer of Mud Run Guide 01:53:35 Jon ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Team Goat Tough will be one of the contenders in the new National Team Relay category at WTM 2017. Team Goat Tough is Kris Mendoza, Austin Azar, Miguel Medina, and Mark Jones. Between them they have over 750 miles at World's Toughest Mudder dating back to the very first race in 2011. Relay Teams must complete the first and last lap together. Al ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Deanna Blegg won World's Toughest Mudder in 2013. She is one of the most decorated women in WTM history. Here is her WTM resume: 2012, 80 miles, 2nd place 2013, 85 miles, 1st place 2014, 75 miles 2nd place 2015, 70 miles, 3rd place 2016, Invented BleggMits That's four straight years on the podium AND she invented the best gloves you can buy for ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Ken Roberts is a member of the World’s Toughest Mudder community who is also a dietitian. We take a deep dive into the world of endurance racing fueling and nutrition. We talk calories per hour and water volume and the high level topics, but we also get into some practical easily applied advice: What should you eat the day before WTM? What shou ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Elite Week continues with two time WTM Champion Jon Albon. Jon Albon stops by the show to discuss running 110 miles against his former teammate, four time champion Ryan Atkins. --- Remember to save the date: We will have our first call-in show on November 6th, the Monday before WTM from 9:00pm to Midnight. Call (619) 378-4369 with your question ...…
 
With World's Toughest Mudder only nine days away, this week's episode(s) are dedicated to Tough Mudder's pinnacle 24-hour event. From discussing the top competition, to tips, to the mindset needed to complete the grueling 24 hours, I brought in five experienced World's Toughest Mudder competitors to share their thoughts about this event. In Par ...…
 
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Elite Week continues with Allison Tai. Allison finished second at World's Toughest Mudder in 2014. In 2017 she won Tougher Mudder Seattle, Toughest Mudder Philly, Toughest Mudder Chicago, and overall first place in the Toughest Mudder Series. She joins us today to talk about her place for WTM 2017 and share some of her tips and tricks for succe ...…
 
With World's Toughest Mudder only nine days away, this week's episode(s) are dedicated towards Tough Mudder's pinnacle 24-hour event. From discussing the top competition, to tips, to the mindset needed to complete the grueling 24 hours, I brought in five experienced World's Toughest Mudder competitors to share their thoughts about this event. T ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Stefanie Bishop is the women's reigning champion of World’s Toughest Mudder. In 2016 she ran 85 miles in 25 hours and 5 minutes on her way to first place. Stefanie joins us to preview the 2017 race and to share some of her tips on fueling, the mental aspect of the race and to offer advice to first timers at WTM. All week long we're going to hav ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Amelia Boone is the only woman to win World's Toughest Mudder three times. No other woman has won more than once. After being unable to compete in 2016 due to a leg injury, Amelia has been training this year to run 100 miles and become the first woman to win the coveted 100-Mile Orange Jacket. Last month Amelia suffered an injury at a race. She ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Bonus Episode: Toughest Mudder Chicago Recap Rebroadcast On Saturday, October 28th you can watch Toughest Mudder Chicago on CBS. After you watch the TV show, listen to this episode of the podcast with interviews from the podium. We talk with Allison Tai (1st-F), Matthew Lister (2nd-M), Zoe Chazen (2nd-F), Tyler Nash (3rd-M), Alex "Chikorita" Ro ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Molly Kenneth and Jason Nicholson join us today to talk about Jason’s story from World’s Toughest Mudder 2016. Jason ran 65 miles at WTM 2016, and finished on his feet, but due to a number of mistakes he made, he was in a Las Vegas hospital two days later. Every wrong thing he did is completely preventable, from over hydration to taking pain me ...…
 
As usual this episode and webpage are filled with more gems to help you train smarter for your next OCR. It's time to finish the 2017 season strong and get ready to start planning for 2018. In this episode SGX Coach Juan Pablo Arias from Mexico is on to give a great race recap for the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe, CA. He helps us r ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Darth Vader talks about his 89 TM events, and his leg amputation. Darth Vader joins us this episode to talk about his 89 (and counting) Tough Mudder events, his leg amputation, and introducing his daughter to the world of Tough Mudder. Darth (that's his real name. We talk about it) loves to push himself. He's at a Tough Mudder, a half marathon, ...…
 
Heather headed up to the Blue Mountains in Canada last weekend for the OCR World Championships, and got a ton of great content while she was there! This week's episode is a compilation of interviews from the weekend (in chronological order), including interviews with: -Adrian Bijanada -Vincent Larochelle -Mark Batres -Natalie Miano -Lindsay Web ...…
 
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World’s Toughest Podcast: World’s Toughest Mudder | OCR and Obstacle Course Racing | The World of Tough Mudder
 
Tougher Mudder East Regional Race preview episode with Grant Polson Grant Polson joins us to talk about his story with Tough Mudder. Grant shares several stories including his love for Electroshock Therapy. Every time he goes through EST he tries to do something different, like playing with the wires for Pokemon EST. “Gotta Touch ‘em All!” At T ...…
 
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