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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 might be.
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World's Toughest Mudder 2021 is in the books. How was your race? How many miles did you get? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and brag a little. - Carlo Piscitello joins the show to recap the race that was WTM 2021. Carlo ran 55 miles and was SPENT at the finish line. Will ran 50 and could not be happier. Carlo and Will talk about their individual races and then talk through the course and the 20 obstacles (plus three at Electric Avenue) with details and their thoughts on each obstacle. --- This conversation was recorded live in the World's Toughest Mudder Facebook community. If you are planning to run World's Toughest Mudder in 2022 you should join the group today. You can find answers to any questions you have about gear, training, nutrition, or anything else World's Toughest-related in the WTM community group on Facebook. - Do you enjoy having Carlo on the show regularly? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts and Carlo will read whatever you write on a future episode. Word for word. (This is a lot of power we are trusting you with.) - Follow The OCR Report on Instagram and send Will a text at (619) 485-2726
"This weekend is World's Toughest Mudder! Text me any last minute questions. (619) 485-2726" -Will - Keith Allen is the creator of the 🎶 Kristopher Mendoza 🎶 jingle, a WTM vet, and one of the most talented people you will ever meet. Keith joins Will to talk about meeting at Taco Bell, his past career as a professional musician, and the time he got 60 miles at World's Toughest Mudder and should have gone back out for 65. Five years later he still regrets not getting one more lap in. Keith is launching a new "Custom WTM Songs" service. If you want Keith to write a song for you about your WTM 2021 experience with your milage and your story, reach out to him on Instagram. HEADS UP: This episode isn't for the kiddos. There are a few grown-up words in the conversation. You won't hear this talk with Keith Allen anywhere else. After you're done head to Lovethepodcast.com/Tough and leave a review for the show. We appreciate it! - Who should we have as a guest? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts. - Follow The OCR Report on Instagram and send Will a text at (619) 485-2726
"TWO WEEKS UNTIL WTM 2021. Don't get hurt and I will see you in Laughlin. Text me any last minute questions. (619) 485-2726" -Will - Kyle McLaughlin is the President of Tough Mudder. Amelia Boone is a three-time World Champion at World's Toughest Mudder. Carlo Piscitello hosted the longest-running and most popular Tough Mudder YouTube show. They all joined Will Hicks for a two-hour sneak preview chat about World's Toughest Mudder 2021 in Laughlin, Nevada. For a Cliffs Notes version of the talk, go to The OCR Report Instagram page. We have a two-page summary with info on obstacles, penalties, and a full description of what to expect from Electric Avenue this year. If you would rather watch the chat, head to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/TheOCRreport. Be sure to subscribe to get all of future videos in your feed. You won't hear this talk with Kyle, Amelia, and Carlo anywhere else. After you're done head to Lovethepodcast.com/Tough and leave a review for the show. We appreciate it! - Who should we have as a guest? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts. - Follow The OCR Report on Instagram and send Will a text at (619) 485-2726
"We are four weeks away from WTM 2021. Will you be in Laughlin? Text me when you get there (619) 485-2726. If you want to say hey and grab a picture, pre-race is best. Post-race I will be asleep." -Will - Elliot Rueb ran 65 miles his first year at World's Toughest Mudder. His best year was 85 miles. As part of his training for WTM 2021 he ran the Moab 240. (The 240 stands for miles. 240 *MILES*.) Elliot and Will swap WTM stories and debate whether it is worth it to stop mid-race to use the bathroom. (Spoiler: They both say no.) - Who should we have as a guest? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts. - Follow The OCR Report on Instagram and send Will a text at (619) 485-2726
A quick note from Will: "Hey, we are only five weeks out from WTM. Text me your last-minute questions and I'll answer them or send you to the person who can. (619) 485-2726. No charge or anything. Just help me over a wall in Laughlin." - Carlo Piscitello first ran World's Toughest Mudder in 2015. After a couple of years covering the race for The OCR Report Carlo will be back in the start chute with the rest of us. Carlo and Will share stories from days of WTM past and share the advice they wish they had known when they started running the race. Advice like: Do NOT waste time in the pit Don't try to do math once the race starts Don't worry about other people's training regimens The best way to do The Cliff/The Stacks And much more. - Who should we have as a guest? Let us know in a review on Apple Podcasts. - Follow The OCR Report on Instagram and send Will a text at (619) 485-2726
What is your WTM first-timer question? Text it to Will at (619) 995-9200 and he will answer it, one-on-one. He also may use it in a future episode! - Mark and Nathan Coons are running World's Toughest Mudder for the first time this year. Mark and Nathan got all their first-timer questions together and asked them in our first ever "First-Timers" episode. Among the topics covered: Wetsuits Nutrition First-Timer Goal Setting Motivation Chafing Gear Taking your gear for a "Test Drive" before the race And much more After you listen leave a review on Apple Podcasts or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough and Will will read it on a future episode. - Text EARLY to (619) 485-2726 for FREE early access to podcast episodes. - Follow us on Instagram. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.
Text Will your Tough Mudder questions to (619) 485-2726. --- Kyle McLaughlin is the CEO of Tough Mudder. Kyle joins us this week to talk about the 2022 Tough Mudder event calendar and drops a ton of other info along the way. Including: The Theme of WTM 2021 Obstacles: Mash-Ups A brand-new Tough Mudder multi-lap event: Tough Mudder Infinity. 10 Hours on course of as many 15ks or 5ks (you choose!) as you can do during a regular Tough Mudder event weekend. 2022 will have three primary Tough Mudder distances: 5k, 10k, and 15k New venue for Toughest Mudder UK: North West Tough Mudder US Calender: 28 venues going from January in SoCal to December in Central Florida Tough Mudder UK Calendar: 10 venues going from April in North London to September in London South Saying goodbye to the Tougher Mudder wave and hello to the Legionnaire Wave The US version of the Unholy Grail. (It is a LOT of miles) After you listen, let us know what you think. Leave a comment on The OCR Report Instagram post or leave a review on Apple Podcasts. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! (Will's favorite is the Tri-Blend.) --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text EARLY to (619) 485-2726 for early access to episodes of the show. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Should Carlo and Will chat like this each month? Let Will know at (619) 485-2726 --- Carlo Piscitello is a long-time member of the WTM community and half of the hosting team behind the Tough Mudder-based YouTube show "Pis n' Cox". (It's not offensive, because it's their names.) Carlo and Will talk about the 2021 Tough Mudder season and share some side conversations on the way. Among other topics covered: Where should WTM go after it finishes its run in Laughlin? What was the deal with Cry Baby? From terrible to worst (4 is worst), how do Carlo and Will rank the four main Tough Mudder electrical obstacles? Spoilers: Carlo: Electroshock Therapy Entrapment Electric Eel Operation Will: Entrapment Operation Electroshock Therapy Electric Eel -   Athletic Brewing Company. Free shipping if you buy two six-packs. Use code "Toughest15" for 15% off your first purchase. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! (Will's favorite is the Tri-Blend.) --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text EARLY to (619) 485-2726 for early access to episodes of the show. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Text DEALS to (619) 485-2726 to sign up for OCR Text Deals, launching soon. (Shh) --- Allison Tai is a legend in the World's Toughest Mudder community. She has finished on the podium at WTM multiple times. She has won Toughest Mudder multiple times and she is the 2017 OCRWC Enduro 24-Hour World Champion. Working with Tough Mudder, Allison has developed a training program for the Tough Mudder Endurance Series. If you are looking to run a Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, or World's Toughest Mudder you should check out their training programs. Tough Mudder Endurance Training Programs. Developed by Allison Tai. Athletic Brewing Company. Free shipping if you buy two six-packs Oliver Twist. You should probably have read this in school. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! (Will's favorite is the Tri-Blend.) --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text EARLY to (619) 485-2726 for early access to episodes of the show. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Never run World's Toughest Mudder before? Sign up for World's Toughest Mudder by March 8th and get a free World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirt. Text FIRST TIMER to (619) 485-2726 for details. --- Sean Corvelle is the start line MC for Tough Mudder. He is also the host of the new Tough Mudder podcast "No Excuses". Sean talks about how he originally got into Tough Mudder and what keeps him coming back year after year. He talks about where he finds his motivation and why he is so excited to host his new podcast "No Excuses". No Excuses: Hosted by Sean Corvelle Athletic Brewing Company. Free shipping if you buy two six-packs M*A*S*H. Listen, it's an old TV show, ok? Ask your parents. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! (Will's favorite is the Tri-Blend.) --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text EARLY to (619) 485-2726 for early access to episodes of the show. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Free World's Toughest Podcast stickers? Text STICKERS to (619) 485-2726 to get yours. --- Kyle McLaughlin is the President of Tough Mudder and a friend of the show. Kyle joins Will to talk about how the company made it through 2020 and talk about what 2021 has in store for Tough Mudder. They talk about all the new people signing up for Tough Mudder after trying a virtual event first, the new venues for 2021 and they discuss: What are the chances of World's Toughest Mudder making a trip outside of the US someday soon? --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! (Will's favorite is the Tri-Blend.) --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and say "Early access". You will get free early access to each episode of the show. Or just ask him a question about World's Toughest Mudder. Wetsuits? Nutrition? Chafing? Text him and ask. --- Tyler Nash ran the very first World's Toughest Mudder in 2011 and ran every year through 2018. He has run 240 miles at the Moab 240. Last week he ran 26.2 miles with no food or water. He joins the show to explain himself. Heads-up and Disclaimer: DO 👏 NOT 👏 ATTEMPT 👏 TO 👏 RUN 👏26.2 👏 MILES 👏 WITHOUT 👏 EATING 👏 AND 👏 DRINKING 👏 WITHOUT 👏 CONSULTING 👏  A 👏 DOCTOR.  Seriously. 👏 --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! Christmas presents! Ho, ho, ho! --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
To get early access to episodes text Will at (619) 485-2726 and say "Early access". You will get free early access to each episode of the show along with the occasional text straight from Will's phone. --- Battlefrog was a short-lived but extremely popular race series from 2014-2016. For a brief period in 2016 they were the third largest OCR company behind Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, until they suddenly closed up shop overnight. From the time they closed, a running joke in the OCR industry has been "Do you think Battlefrog is coming back?" Finally, the answer is yes. Garfield Griffiths is a long-time and well-respected member of the OCR industry. He has worked with The CrossFit Games, Spartan Race, Savage Race, OCRWC and the first incarnation of Battlefrog. He is the new Chief Operation Officer of Battlefrog. He joined the show to talk about what Battlefrog did right in the past, mistakes they made, and why Battlefrog 2.0 is set up for long-term success. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! Christmas presents! Ho, ho, ho! --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Will is taking questions for future guests at (619) 485-2726. What do you want to learn about? Nutrition? Training tips? Shoes and gear? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 --- Rea Kolbl won the sprint lap at her first WTM in 2017. Then she kept going and won the whole race. That had never been done before and has never been done since. On her way to winning the race in 2017 she tied the women's record set by Amelia Boone of 90 miles in a single WTM. After winning it all in Vegas in 2017 she defended her title in Atlanta in 2018. She and Boone are the only back-to-back women's champions of World's Toughest Mudder. Rea joins us to talk about her campaign with Ultimate Direction called "Run Your Own Race" and what that means to her. Also, we haven't had her on the show in a long time and we missed her. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! Christmas presents! Ho, ho, ho! --- Would you like a free-ish World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirt? Donate $20 to Giving Smiles and text Will a screenshot of your donation. Offer expires December 1st.  --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Free World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirt? Donate $20 to Giving Smiles and text Will a screenshot of your donation. Listen to the end of today's episode for details. (619) 485-2726 --- Trevor Cichosz has finished on the World's Toughest Mudder podium every year since 2014. He has finished 1st twice, 2nd twice, and 3rd twice. He has three of the coveted WTM Orange Jackets for his three 100+ mile performances in 2016, 2018, and 2019. He has 660 lifetime miles at WTM with an average of 94 miles per race. After Trevor won World's Toughest Mudder in 2019 he donated his race winnings to Giving Smiles, a charity that supports children in Peru. Trevor joins us to talk about the charity and why it is meaningful to him. --- Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon or at Lovethepodcast.com/Tough. --- Want World's Toughest Podcast T-Shirts? Visit the merch store at TheOCRreport.threadless.com. The more you buy, the more you GET! --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. (It's actually him.) --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Do you want an early heads-up on the next World's Toughest Podcast guest? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- We recapped the first (and hopefully only) virtual World's Toughest Mudder with Kim De Voss, Jason Dupree, Anna Landry, and Carlo Piscitello.  Kim, Jason, and Anna all ran World's Toughest Mudder: Lockdown Edition running 50, 55, and 50 miles. Carlo was part of the 24-hour TMHQ Zoom Pit crew keeping runners and pit crew informed and entertained for the duration of the race. They talk about the race, their favorite parts, their least favorite parts, and whether they would ever do it again. (Spoiler: Yeah, if they *HAD* to.) --- Kim De Voss hosts The OCR Coven Jason and Anna host OCR Talk Carlo Piscitello hosts The Pis n Cox Show Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon. --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. (It's actually him.) --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Who would you like to be a guest on World's Toughest Podcast? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- World's Toughest Mudder: Lockdown Edition was this weekend. It was the single greatest virtual event in OCR. Which, yeah, okay. Some great stories came out of the virtual WTM. Among them: Three men ran 100 miles or more The winning man and woman both matched the record for milage at a single WTM with 110 and 90 miles. Olivia Patterson ran 50 miles in her apartment hallway. Her hallway is eight feet long. We talked with Olivia for this episode about her crazy achievement. Stay tuned for more on WTM: Lockdown later this week. To hear about it first, join our text group by texting Will at (619) 485-2726. He will send you a text when new episodes go live and when big OCR news is breaking. ---   Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon. --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. (It's actually him.) --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Who would you like to be a guest on World's Toughest Podcast? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- World's Toughest Mudder returns to the desert! In 2021 Tough Mudder will bring the greatest single event in OCR to Laughlin, Nevada just 45 minutes from Las Vegas. The CEO of Tough Mudder, Kyle McLaughlin joins us to talk about the new venue and several more announcements for 2021. Among them: Prize money is back at WTM! $10,000 for 1st place with prizing down to 3rd. Hard contender status for 2021. If you race as a contender you will not have access to the "gamification" elements introduced in 2019 The 2021 Holy Grail award is a HUGE medal, not a cup this year. Season pass purchases come with a sweet Tough Mudder dry bag backpack Holders of the $1,399 "Everything" season pass will have their customer service issues handled by Kyle directly. Will you be at WTM Laughlin in 2021? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know.  ---   Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon. --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. (It's actually him.) --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
Who would you like to be a guest on World's Toughest Podcast? Text Will at (619) 485-2726 and let him know. --- Tori Boggs is a 30-time Jump Rope World Champion. Her @snorib Instagram account has hundreds of thousands of followers for her Jump Rope exhibition and tutorial videos. She is a professional jumper for companies like Cirque du Soleil, the founder of Tally Jump, and an ambassador for the sport of Jump Rope. --- Tori joins the show to talk about Jump Rope fitness, tips for beginners, how to select a rope, and how to add jumping into your fitness regimen.  ---   Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon. --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. (It's actually him.) --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
How many miles will you run at Virtual World's Toughest Mudder? Call your shot by texting Will at (619) 485-2726. ---- Carlo Piscitello joins us again to talk Virtual World's Toughest Mudder.   This week is the first (and hopefully only) Virtual World's Toughest Mudder. Carlo will be part of the TMHQ Virtual Pit on Zoom offering commentary and encouragement to racers for the full 24 hours of the race.   Carlo and Will discuss the race, the packing list, the full list of 20 obstacles, and how the Virtual WTM will be different from WTMs of the past. ---   Review today's show and we will read it on a future episode. Not on iOS? Leave a review on Amazon. --- Listen here and then follow The OCR Report on Instagram for breaking news updates. --- Text Will at (619) 485-2726 to be notified when new episodes go live or to ask him a question. (It's actually him.) --- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.  
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