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OCR Unedited Podcast

OCR Unedited Podcast

By Juan Carlos Obando
A Podcast focusing on everything OCR related. Current events, news and exciting guests from the OCR and Trail communities, all from a Canadian & Int'l perspective.
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OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 61: Mike Dedoes
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR athete, Mike Dedoes In this episode, Mike talks to us about his struggles with mental health. In his teenage years he experienced bullying and challenges fitting in. He talks about he built himself up and changed his MINDSET.
01:11:36
January 19, 2022
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 60: Sergei Perelygin
OCR Unedited welcomes 2021 Spartan World Championship silver medalist, Sergei Perelygin. In this episode, Sergei talks about how he got started in athletics in Russia, how he discovered OCR, the challenges and obstacles he faced trying to travel to do compete in OCR outside of Russia and his experience at the 2021 Spartan World Championships, Abu Dhabi.
51:20
January 08, 2022
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 59: Shaun Filiatrault of Outlaw OCR
OCR Unedited welcomes back Mr. fountain of knowledge, trainer, coach and OCR athlete, Shaun Filiatrault of Outlaw OCR. In this episode, Shaun will talk about the meaning of "Off-Season Training", what an Off-Season block should look like and break it down to a T, what to do and not to do, how much volume or Intensity to add to an Off-Season block and so much more!
01:23:11
December 18, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 58: Melisa Joyal
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR athlete and mental health / rehab consultant, Melisa Joyal. Reclaim Rehabilitation Consulting team collaborates with their clients to ensure their health needs are met. They offer private counselling with their Registered Clinical Counsellor, exercise programs with their Kinesiologist and case management to identify other services that may be beneficial. Their programs are appropriate for improving mental health in conjunction with counselling or for chronic pain management to reclaim function. In this episode, Melisa talks about how she got started in OCR, best and most memorable races, how OCR has helped her with her mental health, being owner of Reclaim Rehabilitation Consulting, working with clients with mental health, providing information and tools to help her clients and everyone manage mental health and so much more!
01:04:24
December 11, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 57: Naomii Mitchell
OCR Unedited presents all the way from the UK, Spartan OCR athlete, Naomii Mitchell. Naomii got started in OCR at a bootcamp called Military Fitness in Aberdeen, Scotland. She had registered for local OCR races and Tough Mudders and realized what her passion was; OCR. In this episode, Naomii talks about her experiences in OCR, the OCR community in the UK and how supportive they've been, her pros and cons with her nutrition, balancing family, work and training, her biggest motivation, but most importantly, Naomii opens up about her struggles with mental health.
58:22
December 04, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 56: Immie Cross
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Pro athlete Immie Cross. In this episode, Immie talks to us about how she got started in OCR, her fierce competitiveness, becoming a Spartan SGX coach, her best finishes and memorable races, being co-owner of Exsurgo Strong and Fit gym, nutrition and so much more!
56:10
November 27, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 55: Tyra & Desiree Houle
OCR Unedited welcomes the energetic and charismatic OCR twins, Tyra & Desiree Houle. Tyra the nutrition coach and Desiree the certified Tarot card reader and nutritionist are positive and energetic twins who are passionate about what they do, and enjoy obstacle course racing. In this episode, Tyra and Desiree talks to us about how they got started in OCR, their experience doing OCR, Tyra becoming a nutritionist, Desiree's path to becoming a nutritionist, their thoughts about females in OCR, their views on body image and so much more!
01:40:01
November 18, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 54: Kris Rugloski
OCR Unedited is thrilled to present OCR Elite athlete Kris Rugloski. Kris has been obstacle course racing since 2017. She has raced in the U.S, Canada and the UK. In 2017, Kris raced at the Spartan Canada Toronto Beast race, making her first Canadian podium win. Kris has done very well and has achieved a lot of success in OCR in 2019, winning races one after the other. In this episode, Kris gives us a brief intro of who she is and how she got started in running, how she discovered OCR, her first OCR win, her first Canadian podium win in Toronto, nutrition and fueling, her gym Grit Fitness, her goals for 2022 and so much more!
35:58
November 12, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 53: Henriette Rebecca Bardrum
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR athlete from Copenhagen, Denmark, Henriette Rebecca Bardrum.   When Henriette is not studying or working, you can bet she is putting all her energy and focus to her training. Henriette is a fierce competitor who has set goals for herself and is looking forward to achieving them in 2022.   In this episode, Henriette talks to us about how she discovered OCR, the OCR community in Denmark, her experience racing the Red Bull Conquer the Castle, fueling & nutrition, her goals for 2022 and so much more!
54:02
November 07, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 52: Patrick Clavel
OCR Unedited welcomes trail runner and OCR athlete from Quebec, Patrick Clavel.   Patrick is a sports enthusiast who has loved sports from a very young age. He has played hockey for 13 years, is an OCR athlete and a trail runner.  In this episode, Patrick talks to us about his first OCR race experience back in 2016, his best races and accomplishments, his training, soon to be a father, what motivates him, trail running goals for 2022 and so much more!
01:04:03
November 03, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 51: Dustin Livengood
OCR Unedited is thrilled to present OCRWC AG World Champion, Dustin Livengood. Dustin is an inspiring OCR athlete who has trained very hard to get to this point in his OCR career. He is part of the of the Indian Mud Run Pro Team and the 2021 OCRWC AG Champion. In this episode, Dustin talks to us about how he discovered OCR, his ups & downs with balancing life, family and OCR, training and nutrition, his amazing experience at OCRWC and becoming the 2021 OCRWC AG Champion and so much more!
56:49
October 29, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 50: Margaret Leibovic
Season 2, 50th Episode, OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome former track athlete and One Academy member, Margaret Leibovic. Margaret is U.S citizen who lived in New York, California and now lives in Toronto. She is currently training for her first OCR race coming up this October 22/23 at Spartan Canada Race Blue Mountain, with the help of Jesse Bruce & Michael Ma. In this episode, Margaret talks to us about how she got started in athletics, training for her first OCR race, fueling and nutrition, becoming a member at One Academy and how it has helped her prepare for her upcoming OCR race and so much more!
47:56
October 20, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 49: Alexandre Leprince
OCR Unedited welcomes all the way from Montreal, OCR athlete Alexandre Leprince. Alexandre reached out to me and asked if it was possible to host this episode and ask me questions. I was surprised at the request and I am thankful that he thought of me. By the way, he is a great host. In this episode, Alexandre begins telling us a little bit about himself. Then, asks me "who am I?" and to tell a little bit about myself, how I got started in OCR,  my fueling and nutrition, how I manage to balance my family, work and training, my athletic gear and so much more!
46:53
October 18, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 48: Sylvain Leblanc
OCR Unedited is excited to present sports enthusiast and OCR athlete from Quebec, Sylvain Leblanc. After suffering a motorcycle accident in 2011 and a 9 month recovery, Sylvain decided it was time to make some changes in his life and began training. Soon after, he discovered OCR and registered in his first OCR race. In this episode, Sylvain talks to us about how he got started in athletics, his first OCR race experience, his most memorable races, his love for trail running, his experience doing RX1 and Platinum rig 24hr and so much more!
49:54
October 14, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 47: Michel Cayer
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR athlete Michel Cayer. Michel and I had a blast doing this episode. For one, I got his name mixed up with his son, and second, he's not sure how his last name is pronounced. Back in 2016, Michel watched Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster do Spartan Race Palmerton, and soon after, he decided to register for his first race at Owl's Head in Quebec, and learned first hand that it is not as easy as it looks. Michel talks to us about his first OCR race experience, how he got hooked into OCR, his training & nutrition, how he feels now after years of racing, his trip to Greece to do the Spartan Trifecta Championship and so much more!
42:07
October 08, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 46: Susan Macfarlane
OCR Unedited welcomes Registered Dietitian Nutrionist & OCR athlete, Susan Macfarlane. Susan has been a practicing dietitian for 10 years and specializes in plant-based nutrition and eating disorder recovery. She teaches her clients to let go of rules that dictate what, when, where, how, etc. you are supposed to eat⁣, accept your body for the shape and size it chooses to be⁣ and provide your body with the energy and nutrients it needs for good health⁣. In this episode, Susan talks to us how she got started in athletics, how she discovered OCR, her firts OCR race experience at Red Deer, AB, her fueling and nutrition, her future goals in OCR and so much more!
56:47
October 01, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 45: Aaron Sabia of RaceReadyObstacles
OCR Unedited is excited to have Race Ready Obstacles main man, Aaron Sabia. Aaron got started in OCR back in 2016 with his wife and fell in love with the sport right then and there. In the last 2 years, He has become well known as an Obstacle inventor and builder and has been associated with OCR organizations like Frontline OCR, OCR World Championships and many more. In this episode, Aaron talks to us about his first OCR race experience with his wife back in 2016, what led him to build signature obstacles and starting his own business with his wife, his thoughts becoming a race director, his involvement with OCRWC, and so much more!
38:07
September 24, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 44: Leanne Kranz
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR athlete Leanne Kranz of Outlaw OCR. Leanne was born and raised in Deacon, Ontario. She got started in OCR back in 2019 and has been training ever since. She has been training with Shaun of Outlaw OCR who is preparing her for the Spartan Canada race in Blue Mountain in October. Leanne talks to us about how she got started in athletics and how she discovered OCR, her first OCR race experience, her ups and downs in OCR, training with coach Shaun of Outlaw OCR, her thoughts on making a difficult decision to miss her first Spartan Canada Race in Red Deer and so much more!
48:41
September 18, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 43: Trevor Klassen of Red Deer OCR
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR athlete and team coach for Red Deer OCR, Trevor Klassen. Red Deer OCR started 3 years ago as a Facebook group. The group grew slowly to what is now a strong OCR community. Trevor prepared and created OCR workouts for the crew so they could train. Now they training and preparing for this upcoming Spartan Race Trifecta weekend, in Red Deer, AB. Trevor Klassen talked to us about how he got started in OCR, his first OCR race experience in 2013, his first OCR World Championship back in 2017 at Blue Mountain, his thoughts on racing OCR in the U.S., and so much more.
46:02
September 08, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 42: Shaun Stephens-Whale
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Canada Pro athlete, Shaun Stephens-Whale. Shaun talks to us about how he got started in athletics, his passion for trail running, how he discovered OCR, his best finishes and accomplishments, what his plans are & goals for this year 2021, and so much more!
36:33
July 30, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 41: Avery Stirling
OCR Unedited is excited to welcome Canadian OCR Athlete, Avery Stirling. Avery began Obstacle Course Racing when she 14 years old. Her dad surprised her with 2 Spartan Race tickets and they both ran together making it an experience she will always remember. That same year Avery finished 2nd place in her AG, at the OCR World Championships. Avery talks to us about her best finishes and accomplishments in OCR, her current injury and recovery, her goals for 2021 and so much more!
27:40
July 23, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 40: Leon Kofoed
OCR Unedited is thrilled to have back one of Denmark best OCR athletes, Leon Kofoed. Leon talks to us about his recent devastating injury and how difficult it has been, and how excited he is to be recovering. He discussed how he is keeping fit mentally and physically, staying focused on returning to OCRWC and talks about the new project he has been working on to help OCR athletes called "8 Week Grip & Pull Program".
01:09:33
July 18, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 39: Arielle Fitzgerald
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Canada Pro, Arielle Fitzgerald. Arielle is an Intelligent and talented athlete whom I had the pleasure of getting to know. She talks to us about how she got started in athletics, how she and her father ran their first OCR race, her first competitive OCR race experience, her goals for this year 2021 and so much more!
51:24
July 14, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 38: Victor Quezada
OCR Unedited welcomes back Spartan Pro Athlete, Victor Quezada. It was a pleasure to chat with Victor and catch up. He talks to us about his season so far and his best finishes with Spartan and Savage races. His experience post-covid, his new venture at Hyrox and competing with a different type of athlete, his focus & training, and so much more!
55:20
July 09, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 37: Sebastien Dion
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome trail runner and OCR athlete, Sebastien Dion. Sebastien talks to us about how he discovered OCR back in 2013, his best finishes and accomplishments, his experiences competing as well as his most memorable races. Sebastien is also a trail runner and talks to us about his love for trail running, his goals for this year and how he is currently training for QMT Mega Trail in Quebec and so much more!
47:47
July 04, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 36: Shaun Filiatrault of Outlaw OCR
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome back Elite OCR Athlete and Coach, Shaun Filiatrault of Outlaw OCR. It is a pleasure having Shaun on the podcast to discuss everything OCR. We are only a few months away from the start of the Canadian Spartan Race season. In this episode, Shaun and I talk about how to prepare and structure your training. Shaun and I will be diving in on how to strategize your weekly training with running and what to focus on like hill work, speed work, slow to med pace running, breathing techniques, strength and cardio exercises. We also go in depth on how to improve your grip strength and how to incorparate it into your weekly training.
01:18:45
June 29, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 35: Kristian Weiclawek
OCR Unedited is excite to present Spartan Canada Pro, Kristian Weiclawek. Kristian talks to us about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his best finishes and accomplishments in his OCR career, his training & nutrition, his profession as a Petroleum Engineering and so much more!
57:11
June 25, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 34: Mo Chediac
OCR Unedited welcomes Canadian Spartan Race Athlete, Mo Chediac. It was fun getting to know Mo. He talked to us about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his best finishes and accomplishments, his training and nutrition and his plans for this year 2021. Mo was also kind to talk to us about his profession as a Halifax Police Staff Sergeant and the challenges he's faced with becoming an OCR athlete and how he's managed to overcome all obstacles to be a successful Canadian OCR Athlete.
58:47
June 22, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2 Episode 33: Emma Waring & Dave Peters
OCR Unedited presents founding members of OCR Junior Developmental Programme, OCR Juniors, The OCR Boys and The OCR Girls, Emma Waring & Dave Peters. Emma & Dave talk to us about how they got started in athletics, how they discovered OCR and their goals & accomplishments. They also talk about how their programs got started, breakdown of their programs, the kids and communities involved and so much more! They are truly amazing and inspiring. You don't want to miss this.
01:04:32
June 18, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 32: Robby "Hot Sauce" Moss
OCR Unedited is excited to present Muay Thai, Kickboxer, Trainer and OCR Athlete, Robby Moss. Robby is one tough and talented human being. It was a true pleasure to be able to sit down and understand the tremendous accomplishments he has made throughout his life. Robby talks to us about how he got started in athletics, his to journey to becoming a fighter, how he discovered OCR, and becoming a personal trainer and his current role with One Academy gym.
53:26
June 09, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 31: Amanda Nadeau
OCR Unedited is excited to present Wildland Firefighter and Spartan Canada Pro athlete, Amanda Nadeau. Amanda talks to us about how she got started in athletics, how she discovered OCR, her most memorable races, best finishes & accomplishments, becoming Spartan Race Mountain Series Champion, her goals for 2021 and so much more!
38:02
June 05, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 30: Johnny Waite
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome Spartan Canada Race Director, Johnny Waite. Johnny talks to us about the impact Covid-19 has had on Spartan Race Canada, race cancellations, what the season looks like and when it may start, new obstacles coming to Canada and so much more!
58:15
June 01, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 29: Dave Didier
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome Tough Mudder Legionaire Dave Didier. At 61 years old, Dave still participates in Tough Mudder events and enjoys every minute of it. He is well known and loved in the Tough Mudder community. Dave shares his story with us, well worth the listen.
45:41
May 28, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 28: Louise Stonham
OCR Unedited is thrilled to introduce Youth of OCR athlete from Canada, Louise Stonham. Louise talks to us about how she discovered OCR, her favourite OCR distance and why she loves long distance running, her favourite obstacles and her goals in OCR. She also talks to us about her experience at the 2019 Spartan kids Championships and how she was the only non-american to podium.
33:60
May 17, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 27: Ibtisam Gardabou
OCR Unedited welcomes another Youth of OCR athlete from Belgium, Ibtisam Gardabou. Ibtisam is Belgium's youngest and best up and coming OCR athlete. She is the 2019 bronze medal winner at the Junior OCR World Championships, and is excited to get back to racing and achieving her goals.
31:10
May 13, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 26: Patrik & Dominik Jordan
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome 2 talented Youth of OCR athletes from  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Patrik & Dominik Jordan. Patrik, the younger brother, is an upcoming athlete who started his athletic journey doing Duathlons. In 2017, He witnessed his older brother participate and compete in OCR races, and decided to jump in on the action and has been successful. He has raced in numerous OCR events and is looking forward to 2021 to get back to obstacle course racing. Dominik, the older of the two, started his athletic journey doing Duathlons & Triathlons. He discovered OCR back in 2017 and has been racing since. He has achieved podium and has competed at the Spartan Kids World Championships, in L.A. Dominik has his goals set for this year 2021 and looking to get back out there racing soon. Be on the lookout for these two exceptionally talented brothers!
34:14
May 11, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 25: FORCE5
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome back Carl & Matthieu of FORCE5 EXCITING NEWS! Carl & Matthieu announce the FORCE5 OCR Challenge 2021. Get registered now! Registration ends May 20th, 2021. Compete between May 14th & June 3rd.
35:46
May 06, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 24: Alf Powell
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome Youth of OCR athlete from the UK, Alf Powell. Alf talks to us about how he got started in athletics, growing up playing "futbol" soccer, how he discovered OCR, his first OCR podium, his experience at the 2017 OCR Championships at Blue Mountain & 2019 Euro championships in Poland, and so much more! Apart from being a talented OCR athlete, he is also a certified coach. Alf has been on the podium many times and trains like a Pro. Now, he is ready to give back and teach the young OCR athletes who are coming up in the sport and teaching them how to become great athletes.
43:58
May 05, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 23: Alvin Kjellin
OCR Unedited welcomes Youth of OCR athlete, Alvin Kjellin. Alvin is a 12 year old, from Sweden, who enjoys playing many sports, but his passion is Obstacle Course Racing. He has over 20 OCR races under his belt, and looks forward to racing with the adults in the near future. Alvin talks to us about his favourite obstacles, his strengths, his plans for this year, and so much more!
21:31
May 02, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 22: Cameron Tucker
OCR Unedited is excited to present a talented Youth of OCR athlete and 2019 3k OCR Junior Champion, Cameron Tucker.   Cameron started out in athletics in gymnastics and soccer, which laid the foundation to her success in obstacle course racing. She enjoys competing at Savage & Spartan Races, and now has her sights on the 2021 OCR World Championships, in Vermont.
31:31
April 29, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 21: Finley Greenleaf
OCR Unedited welcomes our next Youth of OCR athlete Finley Greenleaf Finley talks to us about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his favourite and most memorable OCR races, his experience running Nuclear & Spartan races, and so much more!
31:31
April 27, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 20: Nicole Mericle
OCR Unedited is thrilled to present 2019 Spartan World Champion, Nicole Mericle. Nicole's drive and dedication led her to become one of the best OCR athletes in obstacle course racing. In 2019 she won 3 major titles: Spartan World Championships, OCR World Championships 3k race, and Spartan Trifecta World Championships. Nicole has also launched a new project OCR Dream Team. Her mission is to introduce OCR to more females and cultivate confident, healthy, self-motivated athletes. In this episode, Nicole talks to us about how she got started in athletics, been an avid climber for the 9 years, how she discovered OCR, her take on winning 3 major titles in 2019, her goals for 2021 and so much more!
48:35
April 21, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 19: Karin Karlsson
OCR Unedited welcomes Swedish obstacle course racer and 2019 OCR World Champion, Karin Karlsson. Karin is the 2019 15k OCR World champion. The past four years at OCR World Championships, she has had five podium finishes and two fourth place finishes. She is also the 2019 European Champion. Karin talks to us about how she got started in athletics, how she discovered OCR, her best finishes and accomplishments, her experience at the 2019  OCR & European Championships, her approach to nutrition, becoming a mom and so much more!
42:30
April 17, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 18: Olivia Miller
OCR Unedited is excited to present our next Youth of OCR athlete, Olivia Miller.   Olivia has been running since 2016 and has done many Spartan Kids Races. In 2019 she decided to move up and try the Spartan races at the adult level and is having the time of her life. Olivia has also participated at Dekafit events and is becoming a well known young athlete.   Olivia talks to us about she got started in athletics, her best OCR finishes, most memorable OCR races, been part of the The OCR Girls community, her experience with DEKAFIT and so much more!
31:27
April 14, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 17: Bailey Stonham
OCR Unedited is excited to welcome back an exceptionally talented young OCR athlete, Bailey Stonham. Bailey graduated her High School with honours and got early acceptance into her university of choice. She is currently part of Luge Canada and recently competed at the Natural Luge European Championships in Italy. She has also developed an obstacle fitness program called "Bring it On" for   all ages and fitness levels. Bailey talks to us about what she has been doing for the past year, becoming a coach and developing an obstacle fitness program, her training and nutrition, her goals for 2021 and so much more!
34:42
April 11, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 16: Troy Busot of Athlinks
OCR Unedited welcomes runner, marathoner, founder & CEO of Athlinks, Troy Busot. Troy has always been athletic. He was a short distance runner and a wrestler. Now at 49 is starting to enjoy the long distance running and currently training for a long distance event. Troy started his career as a graphic designer and programmer until he had an idea to create a platform where people could track their race results in one place. He called it Virtual Race, which soon after, would became the globally used platform, Athlinks. In this episode, Troy talks to us about how he got started in athletics, the history of Athlinks, how he discovered a love of running, why he has never done an OCR race, his high-quality podcast, and so much more!
56:31
April 08, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 15: Freja Heuckendorff
OCR Unedited is excited to present our first Youth of OCR, Freja Heuckendorff. Freja, is 19 years old from Denmark. She is an exceptionally talented OCR athlete who loves both running  and obstacles. She talks to us about how she discovered OCR, her favourite obstacle, most memorable race, her OCR goals and so much more!
22:23
April 06, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 14: Jay Price
OCR Unedited welcomes OCR Elite Athlete, Police Officer and father of 2, Jay Price, Jay is an accomplished OCR athlete and has several top 3 Spartan Canada race finishes under his belt. Jay has been a Police Officer for 19 years with a large focus on investigative work and intellegence, as a Detective in the Human Trafficking Unit. Jay talks to us about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his approach to nutrition, what inspires him, balancing family life and so much more!
01:13:43
April 03, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 13: Natalie Miano
OCR Unedited is excited to present Elite OCR racer and mother of 4, Natalie Miano. Natalie entered Obstacle Course Racing just 8 weeks after giving birth to her second child. Her goal was to sign up for a few races to get back in shape, but things got interesting when she found herself competing with elite racers in the sport. She has reached podium 31 times and placed in the top 10 for the Spartan US National Series for the past 3 years. Natalie talks to us about how her and Mark manage their family of 4, personal life, training and so much more!
43:15
March 31, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 12: Vinnie Dangerfield
OCR Unedited is excited present an entrepreneur, public speaker, and OCR athlete, Vinnie Dangerfield. Vinnie talks about how his passion for wellness grew after his grandmother passed away from several health complications including diabetes and coronary artery disease. He talks about his mission to lead a healthy and fulfilled life, and his goal to inspire countless others to do the same. Vinnie focuses on fitness and mindset coaching. He studied Exercise Science & Psychology at Kent State University and has continued his education in emotional intelligence, leadership development, strength & conditioning, kettlebell training, and corrective exercises.
56:38
March 27, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 11: Lauren Weeks
OCR Unedited is excited to showcase Spartan Games competitor and Crossfit athlete, Lauren Weeks. Lauren Weeks has made a name for herself across the fitness world, competing in CrossFit competitions, HYROX, DEKA, Tough Mudder X, and most recently, Spartan Games. Lauren placed fourth at the Tough Mudder X World Championship in 2018, and is the 2020 HYROX World Champion. Lauren is one of the fittest, strongest, and fastest athletes in the world and you do not want to miss this episode.
37:50
March 21, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 10: Nick Gagnon
OCR Unedited is excited to highlight OCR Athlete, Photographer & Owner of NRG Imagery. Nick and I have a conversation about his upbringing, how he discovered OCR, and his first OCR race experience. We talk about his 2016 WTM (Worlds Toughest Mudder) race and his thoughts and feelings about that experience, his most memorable and favourite OCR races, and achievements. Nick also talks about his other passion; Photography. We talk his about his journey and how taking pictures at OCR events brings him so much joy, and what he loves to do So, at your next race, beware of the photographer taking the pics because it could be Nick taking that awesome pic!
33:04
March 17, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 9: Alvaro Puerma
OCR Unedited presenta a un Atleta de Elite de carreras de obstaculos desde España, Alvaro Puerma. Alvaro no solo es un atleta pero tambien un entrenador. Enfoca todo su energia que sus clientes logren sus objetivos y metas. Alvaro a competido en muchas carreras de obstaculos y en el 2019, Álvaro Puerma fue elegido como la persona más inspiradora. En este episodio, Alvaro nos habla de sus mejorea carreras, sus logros y ganacias, su nutricion, como se prepara para sus carreras y mucho mas! No se lo pierdan! Álvaro Puerma Martínez Bestial Race OCR Unedited
42:29
March 11, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 7: Faith Cooke
OCR Unedited is thrilled to welcome elite athlete, Faith Cooke. Faith is a multi-sport athlete having competed in the Spartan Games, CrossFit Open Regionals, Marathons, and triathlons, but her main athletic focus right now is Powerlifting. Her infectious personality and dedication to fitness shine through in this interview where we discuss her upbringing, her experience competing at the Spartan Games, her thoughts competing with TOP level female athletes, and so much more! You don't want to miss this!
01:05:29
March 07, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Episode 8: Justin T. Manning of MedalAddict
OCR Unedited is excited to welcome Justin T. Manning, CEO of MedalAddict!! Justin is a ring and sports announcer, motivational speaker, and award winning children’s book author. He was the Master of Ceremonies for the North American OCR Championships in Vermont 2018 & 2019, and is returning in 2021. Justin discusses The Medal Addict brand, the significance of professionalism on and off the mic, and so much more! You really do not want to miss this!
01:02:44
March 06, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Ep. 6: Shaun Filiatrault of Outlaw OCR
OCR Unedited welcomes back one of Canada's top OCR Elite Athlete of Outlaw OCR, Shaun Filitrault. Our theme for this episode is "WHAT NOW" and not WTF! Our conversation focuses on various aspects of an OCR athlete needs to focus on for training. We breakdown major components like running, grip strength, weightlifting, functional fitness, and recovery. We also discuss what you should be doing now, how to create a training plan, the various volumes or HIIT you should be training and so much more!
01:24:56
February 19, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Ep. 5: Tony Felgueiras
OCR Unedited welcomes CanFit Pro Fitness Professional of the Year FIS 2020 and OCR Athlete, Tony Felgueiras. Tony is driven and highly talented. He is a multimedia producer, yoga instructor, online fitness coach & personal trainer, and has competed in over 50 Spartan Races with 5 podiums to his resume. Tony was awarded Head Coach of the Year with Orangetheory Fitness in 2019 and in 2020 he earned the prestigious award of Fitness Professional of the Year with CanFit Pro.
01:11:27
February 15, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Ep. 4: Corinna Coffin
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Pro Athlete, Corinna Coffin. Corinna was born and raised on a horse farm in Virginia. Growing up with 3 older brother's she learned to compete at a very young age. There is no sport Corinna can't handle as she has competed in Triathlons, Crossfit and Spartan Races. Most recently, she competed in the Spartan Games against the world's top athletes and finished in 2nd place. We will learn all about her experience at the Spartan Games, and so much more!
56:01
February 09, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Ep. 3: Juan Carlos Obando
A unique opportunity to get to know the man behind OCR Unedited, Juan Carlos Obando interviewed by guest host, Mik Gerylo! Juan Carlos is OCR Unedited's podcast founder and host, he's an athlete, he's family focused and he tells it like it is. Mik and Juan Carlos talk about how focused he is on his training and continually improving in the sport of OCR, how he manages to balance life and training, where he got started in athletics and so much more!
01:05:56
February 03, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Ep. 2: Laura Salas (In Spanish)
OCR Unedited presenta Spartan Race Elite de España, Laura Salas. Laura es enfermera, trail runner, y un atleta de élite que muchos espectadores y oyentes reconocerán por sus muchas batallas y victorias. Aparte del deporte de OCR, Laura tiene una batalla grande y dificil que pelear durante esta pandemia con el COVID, como enfermara, y pone su vida al riesgo para que los sus pacientes esten bien de salud y tengan el apoyo y recursos disponibles para que luchen y ganen esta pelea contra el COVID. En este episodio, Laura nos cuenta como espezo a correr y como descubrio OCR, su carrera como enfermera y la pelea contra COVID, su entrenamiento y nutricion, carreras memorables y logros, y mucho mas!
46:31
February 03, 2021
OCR Unedited Season 2, Ep. 1: Brianne Showman
OCR Unedited welcomes author, OCR athlete, Crossfit athlete, and online coach, Brianne Showman. Brianne, is an online coach and clinician who is a practicing functional movement specialist, running technique specialist, and physical therapist. She is also the author of the book Own Your Day, Own Your Life. In this episode, Brianne talks about how she got started in athletics, how she discovered OCR, her first OCR race experience, fueling & recovery, and so much more!
37:04
January 26, 2021
OCR Unedited Episode 66: Legion OCR
OCR Unedited welcomes Aracely Guerrero & Fernando Valenzuela of Legion OCR, from Ecuador. OCR Unedited presenta a Aracely Guerrero y Fernando Valenzuela de Legion OCR, desde Ecuador. Fernando an engineer and Aracely a Journalist, Inspirational husband and wife duo who train together, strengthen their communities by organizing training sessions and OCR events. In this episode, Fernando and Aracely talk about how they discovered OCR, how Legion OCR was created, their experience racing OCR in Latin America and travelling to the Blue Mountain for the OCR World Championships in 2016 & 2017, their nutrition, and so much more!
01:20:25
January 16, 2021
OCR Unedited Episode 65: Matt Trevett
OCR Unedited welcomes Sports Marketing Advisor & Weybridge 10k Race Director of the UK, Matt Trevett. Matt has been connected to the sports industry professionally since 2013, has 8 years of marketing award winning races, 5 years leading a sports events agency, and Race Director at Weybridge 10k race. Matt is also involved with njuko II, the endurance registration platform of the future. njuko is the number one online registration application in Europe, and provides features like your multilingual form, your group registration, your multi-currency payment platform, full digital bib retrieval, and many more features. In this episode, Matt talks about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered running and OCR, having Tough Mudder Ireland and Nuclear Races as clients in the UK, his thoughts on the future of running & OCR in the UK, his experience as a Virtual Events manager, and so much more!
01:02:26
January 13, 2021
OCR Unedited Episode 64: Thomas Van Tonder & Leon Kofoed
OCR Unedited is excited to welcome back two great athletes; Thomas Van Tonder of South Africa, and Leon Kofoed of Denmark. Thomas is the 2019 OCR World Sprint Champion and Leon is a 2x European Champion and OCR World Mix Relay Team Champion. Both of these great athletes share a great sense of adventure and a great sense of humor. Thomas and Leon have a heart of gold. They have inspired so many OCR athletes worldwide to always give it their utmost best, and have raised the bar at every competition. In this episode, Thomas shares his Red Bull 90m Rope climb experience, and setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest 50m rope climb. Leon also shares his Red Bull rope climb experience 1 km above earth, off a Hot air balloon for a 50m rope climb. Thomas and Leon talk about life during COVID-19, training & nutrition, and so much more!
01:27:01
January 06, 2021
OCR Unedited Episode 63: Cynthia Campanaro
OCR Unedited welcomes an inspirational and one of the toughest OCR elite athletes from Ontario, Canada, Cynthia Campanaro. Cynthia is a teacher, mother of 3, runner, Ultra runner, trail runner, Marathoner, former Spartan Pro team member, and Master Elite athlete. In this episode, Cynthia tells us how she got started in athletics and discovered OCR, 3rd place AG finish at the 2015 OCR World Championships in Ohio, her 2017 Spartan Ultra Beast, Stoneham win, her approach to nutrition, and so much more!
01:09:06
January 02, 2021
OCR Unedited Episode 62: Ryan Atkins
OCR Unedited welcomes 5 time World's Toughest Mudder Champion and Canada's very own, Ryan Atkins. Ryan is a two-time winner of the Spartan North American Championships, as well as two-time winner of the Spartan Ultra World Championships. Ryan enjoys hitting the mountain trails regularly, and makes use of the elevation and terrain on a daily basis to build fitness and resilience. In this episode, Ryan talks about how he got started in athletics and how he discovered OCR, reminices about his first few OCR races, his thoughts on everything he has accomplished in his OCR career, his approach to nutrition and recovery, and so much more!
39:17
December 26, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 61: Katja K. Christensen
OCR Unedited welcomes Katja K Christensen, a Crossfit & Ninja competitor, and one of the best OCR elite athletes, from Denmark.   Katja started racing back in 2014 and has had a successful racing career reaching the podium numerous times. At the OCR European Championships in 2016 she reached 1st place in her AG, and in 2017 she reached 4th at the Elite level (1st in her AG). She has been a strong and dominant competitor and has no plans in slowing down.   In this episode, Katja discusses how she got started in athletics and discovered OCR, her best finishes and accomplishments, most memorable races, her approach to nutrition, her experience running Bestial Race and winning 4 times in a row, her goals for 2021, and so much more!
55:50
December 22, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 60: Ilaria Paltrinieri
OCR Unedited welcomes Ilaria Paltrinieri, Spartan Pro Athlete from Milan, Italy. Ilaria comes from a family of athletes – her mom was a basketball player and her Dad a Triathlete. Ilaria has competed in track and field - biathlon- duathlon- a triathlon- road cycling -mountain bike and has been part of the rollerki Italian National team until 2016 participating in 2 World Cups and two World championship. In this episode, Ilaria talks about how she got started in athletics and discovered OCR, her experience competing at the 2019 Spartan World Championships, in Lake Tahoe and finishing 3rd in her AG. She also discusses been part of 3 different national team: Rollerski- cycling and now Spartan pro team, and so much more!
01:05:29
December 19, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 59: Pierre Filiatrault
OCR Unedited presents an inspirational athlete and a Master OCR athlete, Pierre Filiatrault. Pierre, from a young age, has played many sports at a high competitive level such as Hockey, Volleyball, and Shotokan Karate at which he holds a black belt. He is also a Spartan athlete who has competed in many Canadian Spartan races, in the Masters division which he has been successful in. In 2019, Pierre won Canada Spartan Sprint in his age group division (60+) at Brimacombe, ON. In this episode, Pierre talks about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his experience running his first OCR race, Injuries and how he has managed to overcome them, his experience at the 2017 OCR World Championships at Blue Mountain, and so much more!
57:09
December 15, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 58: Helene Draborg
OCR Unedited welcomes adventure racer, OCR elite athlete, and Spartan OCR elite athlete, Helene Draborg. Helene is not new to the sport of OCR. She has competed, battled, and won some tough races like finishing 3rd at the Mountain Evolution Race 2019 - Denmark, finishing 1st in her AG Beast race at Spartan Race Morzine 2019 - France, and 3rd place Elite at the Winter Championship in Valmorel 2020 - France. In this episode, Helene discusses how she got started in athletics and how she discovered OCR, her experience at the Winter Championship 2020, in Valmorel, France, what it felt like to race the Evolution Race in Denmark, and so much more!
43:41
December 13, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 57: Marcia Coelho
OCR Unedited welcomes Canada's very own OCR athlete, Marcia Coelho. Marcia is an inspirational OCR athlete who suffered a serious injury at the 2019 OCR NorAm Championships, and is now on the road to recovery. She is looking forward to her comeback in 2021. In this episode, we pick up where we left off during our last conversation. She also touches on nutrition, how Covid-19 has impacted her personally and athletically, her goals for 2021, and so much more!
59:46
December 10, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 56: Wellington "BEEF" Co
OCR Unedited welcomes Wellington "BEEF" Co, Spartan Pro Athlete, from the Phillipines. Wellington "BEEF" Co is a Community coach, Fitness influencer, Brand Ambassador, National developmental Pool of athletes for the National Philippine Team, and newly inducted Spartan Pro athlete from the Philippines stepping up to the Elite level. In this episode, "BEEF" talks about his background been Canadian born and currently living in the Phillipines, how he got started in athletics and how he discovered OCR, his experience at the 2019 Spartan World Championships, in Lake Tahoe, some of his favourite and most memorable OCR races, his 2021 OCR goals, and so much more!
52:03
December 05, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 55: Jocelyn Plamondon
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Canada OCR Athlete, Jocelyn Plamondon. Jocelyn is a Director at a Management consulting firm, father of 3, and Spartan OCR athlete. He has accomplished 11 Spartan Race podiums, Qualified and participated at the Spartan Race World Championships in Lake Tahoe, finished in 2nd place at the Platinum Rig 24hr Team Championship race, and has completed 5 Trifecta’s to date. In this episode, Jocelyn tells us a little bit about himself and how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his best finishes and most memorable OCR races, his experience at the 2019 Spartan Race World Championship, in Lake Tahoe, and so much more!
51:44
November 28, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 54: Kaci Monroe
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Pro Team member, Kaci Monroe. Kaci is a Doctor of physical therapy at River Bend Physical Therapy, mother, wife, and Spartan Pro team member. She placed 3rd in the Mountain Series in 2018 & 2019, and has competed over 25 Spartan Races from 2018 to 2019. In this episode, Kaci talks about how she got started in OCR and her first race, back in 2013. When and why she switched and moved up to the Elite level, becoming a doctor of physical therapy and managing her Clinic River Bend Physical Therapy.
46:08
November 22, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 30: Alyssa Hawley
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Pro Athlete, gym co-owner and online coach, Alyssa Hawley.   In this episode, we talk about how she got started in athletics, how she got hooked into OCR, her accomplishments, best and most memorable races, training and nutrition, and so much more.    Definitely an episode to watch!
53:02
November 22, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 53: Kjay Davis
OCR Unedited welcomes Kjay Davis - OCR athlete, Spartan SGX Coach, Founder & Gym owner at SCE Fitness. Twelve years ago Kjay's life changed forever. He was a drug addict, didn't know his father, and his step father was abusive. He felt very unloved which was the void he was trying to fill and then he met Jesus and for the first time in his life he felt true love and acceptance from a Father. This podcast, is his story from darkness to the successful gym owner, athlete, husband and father he is today.
01:08:02
November 17, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 52: Thomas Van Tonder
OCR Unedited welcomes Thomas Van Tonder, Pro OCR athlete at RedBull and 2019 100m Sprint OCR World Champion. Thomas is currently ranked 1st in the men's Open/Elite division in South African Obstacle Racing and has been on top of the national series for the last 3 years. He also placed 2nd in the 3km race at the OCR World Championships, finished on the podium at the innovative Red Bull Conquer the Castle and is the favourite to win in every Toyota Warrior Race he enters. The 27-year-old, also became a new dad this year! In this episode, Thomas talks to us about how he got started in athletics and discovered OCR, his favourite and most memorable races in his OCR career, and his experience winning the 100m Sprint, at the 2019 OCR Worlds Championships. Thomas also shares with us his partnership with RedBull and an event they have coming up November 18th.
52:08
November 11, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 51: Nhoa Costas (In Spanish)
OCR Unedited presents one of the best Spartan Race female elite athletes from Spain, Nhoa Costas. (In Spanish) OCR Unedited presenta una de las mejores atletas femeninas de elite Spartan Race de España, Nhoa Costas. Nhoa es una tremenda atleta. En su ultima carrera de Spartan Race ella termino en primer lugar Spartan Race Andorra en el SUPER de elite y 2do lugar Spartan Race Andorra Beast de elite en 2020. En este episodio, Nhoa nos cuenta como descubrio OCR, sus mejores carreras y logros, como se alimenta y prepara para sus carreras, su gran inspiracion, y mucho mas!
49:52
November 07, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 50: Ryan Dawson
OCR Unedited presents Ryan Dawson, who finished 1st place in the Canadian Spartan Race Age Group Rankings twice, has competed in 60 OCR races & 51 Spartan races, and has competed twice at the Spartan World Championships, placing 4th in his AG in 2019. Ryan is a father of 2, husband, and a Lead Pastor at Sequoia community church. Over the last 5 years, he has built an obstacle course on his property with 40 different obstacles including heavy carries, and has hosted 2 Champion OCR races and has raised money towards Compassion Canada to help release children in poverty in Jesus name. In this episode, Ryan talks to us about how he got started in athletics and how he discovered OCR, his first OCR race experience in 2013, his first AG podium win, his experience at the Spartan World Championships Lake Tahoe, and so much more!
56:49
November 04, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 49: Johnny Luna-Lima
OCR Unedited presents a former soccer player, coach, mountain running athlete, an OCR elite athlete since 2015, Johnny Luna-Lima Johnny has won two consecutive victories in the Spartan Race National Series races at Big Bear, California and Huntsville, Utah in 2019. When the season starts in 2021, Johnny has his eyes set on the top spot. In this episode, Johnny talks to us about how he got started in athletics, his time playing soccer and his decision to stop, how he discovered OCR, his love for mountain running, his goals for OCR when the season starts 2021, and so much more!
01:02:47
October 28, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 48: Damian Espasandin Lema (IN SPANISH)
OCR Unedited welcomes a 3 time OCR Farinato Race Champion and 2 time Spanish League OCR Champion, Damian Espasandin Lema, from Spain. OCR Unedited presenta 3 veces Campeon Mundial de OCR de Farinato Race, 2 veces Campeon en la Liga Nacional OCRA clubs (Vegadores OCR), Campeon de la liga Española Elite de OCR, Damian Espasandin Lema, de España. En este episodio, Damian nos habla como empezo su carrera atletica y como descubrio OCR, carreras memorables y logros, entrenamiento y alimentacion, y mucho mas!
48:20
October 24, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 47: Brooke Bowen
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan World Champion AG (40-44) Division, Brooke Bowen. Brooke is a mother of 3, wife, hairdresser,  Spartan World Champion, and competed on season 2 of Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC. It was great having Brooke on the podcast. She talked to us about how she got started in athletics and discovered OCR, her favorite and memorable races, her experience becoming the Spartan Race World Champion in her AG, and so much more!
46:28
October 21, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 46: Asier Landart (In Spanish)
OCR Unedited presents Asier Landart, a coach, founder and gym owner of OCR DENONTZAT, and an OCR elite athlete from Spain. (In Spanish) OCR Unedited presenta Asier Landart, un entrenador, Creador y dueno del equipo OCR DENONTZAT (en cual son campeon de la liga Española 2019) y un atleta de élite de Spartan Race de España. Desde cuando el comenzo su carrera atletica en OCR, Asier a corrido 84 carreras de OCR y a tenido mas de 30 victorias. Todas sus carreras son una combinacion de muchas organizaciones de OCR como el Farinato race, unbroken race, Bestial Race y carreras de la liga Española. Asier nos habla como el descubrio OCR y sus mejores y memorable carreras, sus logros y ganancias, entrenamiento, sus metas para el año 2021, y mucho mas!
01:06:18
October 17, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 45: Alexandra Walker
OCR Unedited presents, a mother, an OCR coach, Equestrian, an RDH Registered Dental Hygienist and Spartan Pro Athlete, Alexandra Walker. Alexandra was born in Bogota, Colombia and lived in several places in South America before coming to the US. She competed in multiple sports growing up and now, her passion is OCR, and she truly is becoming a fierce competitor Alexandra jumped into the OCR scene in 2014. Since then, she has dominated competitive races throughout Texas and is now making a name for herself in the OCR world stage.
35:37
October 16, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 44: Cole DeRosa
OCR Unedited is excited to present Cole DeRosa, Spartan Race US National Series AG Champion. Cole DeRosa is truly an inspirational athlete, he is a decorated active duty officer in the US, and is the North American & Trifecta AG Champion. In this episode, Cole talks about how he got started in athletics, how he discovered OCR, his best finishes and accomplishments, his Trifecta AG Championship race experience, in Greece, and so much more!
01:09:17
October 07, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 43: Jose Resano (In Spanish)
OCR Unedited presents, IN SPANISH, One of Spain's best OCR athletes, Spartan Pro Team member, and Monegros Trail Series Champion. In this episode, Jose talks about how he discovered OCR, most memorable races, him winning Monegros Trail Series, his goals are for next season OCR Spartan Race 2021, and so much more! OCR Unedited presenta Jose Resano, un atleta de élite desde 2014 Y el es uno de los TOP 100, al nivel mundial, de Carrera de obstaculos (OCR).  Jose Resano a competido en muchas carreras de Spartan Race, Y es parte de Spartan Pro Team of Spain. En este episodio, Jose nos habla como descubrio (OCR) carreras de obstaculos, carreras memorables, su experencia y meta en su carrera en Monegros Trail Series, sus metas el proximo año de Spartan Race, y mucho mas!
35:37
October 03, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 42: Jessie Montague
OCR Unedited welcomes the first female to podium all 5 distances (Stadion, Sprint, Super, Beast & Ultra) in her first elite year, and Spartan Pro Team UK, Jessie Montague. Jessie Montague is better known as, The smiley Spartan. Jessie is a teacher, Co-founder of Team grit OCR, and elite athlete for Team Grit OCR. in this episode, Jessie gives us an introduction of who she is, how she got started in OCR, her most memorable races, how it feels to be trained by her husband Sean of Team Grit OCR, and so much more!
01:02:40
September 30, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 41: Natalia Gurchenkova ( In Spanish)
OCR Unedited presents, In Spanish,  one of the best female OCR elite athletes of Spain, Natalia Gurchenkova!   OCR Unedited presenta una de las mejores atleticas femeninas de OCR de elite de Spartan Race, de España. Natalia Gurchenkova es entrenadora y competidora de crossfit. Ella comenzo su carrera atletica a los 12años y no a parado. Su entrenamiento es como ningun y a tenido muchas victorias en su carrera prefesional de OCR. En este spisodio, Natalia nos cuenta como ella comenzo su carrera atletica en Rusa, como descubrio OCR, su carrera atletica ahora en España, sus mejores carreras y logros, victorias memorables, y mucho mas! No se pierdan este episodio!
54:52
September 26, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 40: Shaun Filiatrault of OutlawOCR
OCR Unedited and OutlawOCR back in conversation again! This time we discuss on off-season training, what OCR athletes should and should not be focusing their training on, when to increase and decrease the volume of training, and so much more! SUPER informative session you don't wanna miss!
01:20:36
September 23, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 39: Paula Esteiro Ramos
OCR Unedited is happy to present an OCR female elite athlete who is passionate, focused, driven, but most importantly a champion, Paula Esteiro Ramos of Spain.   In this episode, Paula talks about how she got started in athletics, how she discovered OCR, her best finishes and accomplishments, training and nutrition, most memorable races, and so much more!   Episode 39 is also now playing on our YouTube Channel/OCR Unedited and our NEW Youtube Channel/OCR Unedited Español, for all our OCR Interviews in Spanish.    You can also listen while you walk or run on Anchor.FM, Spotify, Google podcast, and Apple podcast platform.   En este episodio, Paula cuenta como ella comenzo un su carrera atletica, como descubrio OCR, sus mejores carreras y sus logros, su entrenamiento y nutricion, sus carreras memorables y mucho mas!   Episodio 39 se puede ver por nuestro canal en Youtube/OCR Unedited y YouTube/OCR Unedited Español.   Tambien pueden escuchar el episodio en el carro, en casa, o cuando corran por Ancho.FM, Spotify, Google podcast, and Apple podcast platform.
41:22
September 19, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 38: Zen & Tonic
OCR Unedited Episode 38 welcomes Ed and April of Zen & Tonic. In this episode, Ed and April talk about Health, Wellness and Nutrition being a critical piece in your training, fueling properly for your races, food habits and supplementation, wholesome foods and maintaining good health, and so much more!
48:44
September 16, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 36: Bethany McChesney
OCR Unedited welcomes a trail runner, gym owner, and an amazing OCR elite female athlete, Bethany McChesney. In this episode, Bethany talks about how she got started in athletics, how she discovered and fell in love with the  sport of OCR, her most memorable races, and so much more!
27:04
September 09, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 35: Bada$$ Mom's of OCR
OCR Unedited welcomes Brenda Lavigne, Catharine Clarke, and Tracy Liz of Bada$$ of OCR - Canadian OCR Age Group Athletes. In this episode, we talked about their training with Shaun of Outlaw OCR, their challenges on the race course, favourite and most challenging obstacles and how they balance it all!
01:25:09
September 07, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 37: Spartan Race Mountain Series European Champion, Albert Soley (In Spanish)
In this episode, OCR Unedited welcomes a Spartan Race Mountain Series European Champion, Albert Soley of Spain. It is truly an honor to sit down with this amazing athlete and talk about how he got started in OCR, his best races and accomplishments, most memorable European races, training & nutrition, upcoming races and so much more. En este episodio, OCR Unedited tiene el honor de hablar con el campeon Europeo de las carreras de obstaculo de Spartan Race Mountain Series, Albert Soley.  Albert nos cuenta como el descubrio OCR, sus mejores carreras y logros, entrenamiento y nutricion, carreras memorables, y mucho mas!
36:30
September 03, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 34: Jose Maria Peso of Spain (In Spanish)
OCR Unedited is extremely excited to present our first Episode in Spanish!   OCR Unedited welcomes one of the best OCR elite athletes from Spain, Jose Maria Peso.  In this episode, Jose Maria talks about how he got involved in OCR, best finishes and accomplishments, his biggest inspiration, training & nutrition, and so much more!   En este episodio, Jose Maria nos habla como el descubrio OCR, sus mejores carreras de obstaculo y logros, su grande inspiracion, entrenamiento y nutricion, y mucho mas!
46:03
September 03, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 33: Bailey Stonham
OCR Unedited welcomes one of the youngest OCR female Canadian athletes, Bailey Stonham. In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Bailey about how she got started in Athletics and how she discovered OCR,  her best finishes and accomplishments, training and nutrition, her funniest racing moments, and so much more!
39:50
September 02, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 32: Leon Kofoed
OCR Unedited welcomes an obstacle specialist and one of the best OCR athletes from Denmark, Leon Kofoed In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with an amazing athlete. We talk about how Leon got started in Athletics and how he made the transition to OCR, how he conquered the rope climb in partnership with Red Bull, his accomplishments, training & nutrition, and so much more. You don't wanna miss this episode!
01:05:07
August 28, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 31: Lindsay Webster
OCR Unedited welcomes the Queen of OCR, Lindsay Webster.  In this episode, we talk about how Lindsay got started in athletics and how she made the transition to OCR, her best finishes and accomplishments,  training & nutrition, how she fuels before races, the physical struggles she's endured in her race career, and so much more.  Lindsay, is not only a champion, but she is also Canadian!
53:32
August 22, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 29: Dominic Maurice of Platinum Rig
OCR Unedited welcomes Dominic Maurice of Platinum Rig. In this episode, we talk about how Platinum Rig got started, How Covid-19 has impacted him personally, and his business, his most memorable races, upcoming Platinum Rig events, and so much more. You definitely don't want to miss this episode!
37:13
August 16, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 28: Victor Quezada
OCR Unedited welcomes Spartan Pro Athlete Victor Quezada. In this episode, we talk about his best races, accomplishments, and memorable races. We also discuss his nutrition, Covid-19 and the impact it's had on his training, family life and so much more. You don't want to miss this episode!
01:12:29
August 11, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 27: Richard Diaz of DIAZ Human Performance
OCR Unedited sits down with an icon in the sports world, Richard Diaz of Diaz Human Performance. In this episode, we focus on his book "Training the Dark Side". Richard gives us an overview of the book, talks about proper running form, the importance of cadence, VO2max, & heartrate, the difference between mobility and stability, terrain training & downhill training, and so much more.  This episode targets OCR & Trail athletes and you don't want to miss it!
01:26:52
August 08, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 26: Melissa Boufounos
OCR Unedited welcomes Founder & CEO, Melissa Boufounos of The OCR Nutrition Coach.    In this episode we talk about fueling as an OCR athlete for performance and health, tips on how to eat well, the importance of sleep, and different diet fads. I learned so much and hope you do too!   If you want to learn more about Melissa and her business, you can find on Facebook and Instagram @ocrnutrition, or through her website www.melissaboufounos.com.
33:56
August 06, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 25: John Loney & Ian St. Laurent
OCR Unedited has a conversation with two of the nicest, committed and  talented Canadian Elite OCR athletes, John Loney & Ian St. Laurent.  Join us for this fun and enlightening conversation where we discuss everything OCR, including some funny stories and friendly banter.   Episode 25 is now available on our YouTube Channel. 
01:34:04
August 03, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 24: Dallas Whiddden at Spartan Race Canada
OCR Unedited welcomes Training Division Manager & Spartan Ambassador Manager, Dallas Whidden. In this episode we talk about how Dallas got started as an OCR athlete, his involvement working with Spartan Race Canada, and the role that he plays. We also discuss the Spartan Brand Ambassador program, Covid-19, Spartan virtual races, remaining Spartan Race Canada season, and much more. You definitely do not want to miss this episode! If you want to check Dallas Whidden out you can find him on Instagram @d.a_l.l_a.s
47:35
July 31, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 23: Rouge Valley Trail Runners
OCR Unedited welcomes Rouge Valley Trail Runners onto the podcast. They are a running club that focuses on the Rouge Valley Trails in Toronto, ON. On this episode we talk to Ron Hong and Denise Robinson, two members of this club to discuss this close knit community, how their community has grown to 200+ runners, the impact of Covid-19, and how weather effects the trails.
31:13
July 30, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 22: Eric D'Arcy, Race Director at 5Peaks
OCR Unedited welcomes Eric D'Arcy, Race Director at 5 Peaks Trail Running, onto the podcast to talk about his journey with trail running, how he became a Race Director at 5Peaks, Covid-19, and virtual races. Tune in to get to know this energetic and enthusiastic athlete and professional. Looking for more information check out Eric D'Arcy on Instagram and Twitter @limitlesstri or his website https://limitlesscoaching.ca
49:05
July 27, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 21: Samuel Herbert
A fun, energetic and enlightening conversation with one of Canada's top elite Spartan Canada OCR athletes, Samuel Hebert. We chat about how he got hooked on OCR, his wins and accomplishments, memorable races and his training. We also talk about how he loves to run his fingers through his hair, just like our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau! 
01:02:07
July 24, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 20: The Mad Scientist and the Protege
In our 20th episode, we sit down with two icons in the sports world, The Mad Scientist, Richard Diaz and the Protege, Veejay Jones. We learn about how Veejay got started in OCR and how he holds the record for the youngest winner of Spartan and how he learned to improve his running through connecting with Richard. Richard talks about how he has helped Veejay improve his running game and talks about his most recent endeavor the OCR Performance Project.
01:02:03
July 20, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 19: the Beasts and the Virus.
Ocr Unedited Episode 19: the Beasts and the virus.  On our second time around we discuss the final Ultra Virus Virtual Race Part 3 which is happening this weekend, along with other interesting and exciting upcoming virtual races. It is always such a pleasure collaborating with this amazing group of individuals for a lot of laughs and real talk! Sit back and enjoy!  #Beastnet #UltraVirus3 #hyrox 
51:50
July 17, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 18: Welcome to RX1 Nation.
Ocr Unedited Episode 18: Welcome to RX1 Nation. We have been looking forward to this episode for a long time! The guys are joined by Sebastien Corbeil, co-owner of RX1 Nation. He recounts the RX1 story from the beginning in 2012 to the launch of their virtual season this year, and he also reveals some big plans for 2021. They have built this company by hosting competitive, entertaining and inclusive events with incredibly well thought out innovation. RX1 is not just building a race but creating something bigger, a true community. So if you're a fan of Crossfit, Hyrox or Dekafit, you will love RX1 Nation.
01:02:11
July 15, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 17: The iconic Yancy Culp.
OCR Unedited Episode 17: The iconic Yancy Culp. One of the most iconic names in OCR is Yancy Culp, a man of seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm, the embodiment of the never say die attitude. On this episode, Yancy shares his experiences and knowledge of the sport. Topics include his online coaching service, Yancy Camp and his brain child, Dekafit
01:26:05
July 13, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 16: the legendary Jesse Bruce
OCR Unedited Episode 16. Today we have one of the most popular and well respected Canadian OCR athletes to ever hit the course. Welcome the leader of One Academy's army, Jesse Bruce.
50:09
July 06, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 15: It's a Canada Day special with Adrian Bijanada, Adventurey CEO and Founder.
Ocr Unedited Episode 15: It's a Canada Day special with Adrian Bijanada, Adventurey CEO and Founder. Adrian shares some Adventurey history with Juan and Dave and explains why this year's World Championship had to be postponed to 2021
45:39
July 01, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 14: Go Elite with Spartan pro Mik Gerylo.
Ocr Unedited Episode 14: Go Elite with Spartan pro Mik Gerylo. Today Mik joins us to share his Ocr story. We go from his unexpected podium in his first race, all the way to his experience taking part in the Obstacle Sports Canada Virtual Challenge and why he disqualified himself. Plus Mik and Dave team up and pressure Juan to run with the big boys at Blue Mountain. Sadly OCRWC was canceled 5 min after this interview was recorded. We will discuss that in our next episode.
01:10:10
June 29, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 13: Lucky Force5
Ocr Unedited Episode 13: Lucky Force5. In our 13th episode, we were lucky enough to chat with Matt and Carl of Force5. Topics include how Force5 began business working out of a shed and grew to having a strong presence in North America and Europe. Matt and Carl remind us that you can create your own luck with hard work and preparation. Carl reveals a confession about their popular Gibbons obstacle.
01:07:16
June 22, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 12: Weekend recap.
Ocr Unedited Episode 12: Weekend recap. Juan and Dave catch up on the news. Spartan Sprint, Trail and Dekafit Jacksonville, the Obstacle Sports Canada Virtual showdown, and more. Spartan, Tough Mudder, Obstacle Sports Canada, Ocr podcast, OCR, RX1 Nation, Force5, Platinum Rig, Noram, Ocrwc,  Dekafit, 
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June 15, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 11: Obstacle Sports Canada and the Canadian Elite Throw Down.
Ocr Unedited Episode 11: Obstacle Sports Canada and the Canadian Elite Throw Down. In this episode, Dave and Juan chat with the head of Obstacle Sports Canada, Tom Petryshen. We discuss OSC's goals and why we need a governing body for OCR in Canada. The three of us place our bets on the upcoming Throw Down to be held on June 13th. Some of Canada's best will go head to head in a live workout. Mik Gerylo, Samuel Hebert, Jesse Bruce, Kristian Wieclawek. and Austin Azar will all compete for bragging rights and donations for a charity of their choice.
57:54
June 08, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 10: While the Ocr world sleeps, Oklahoma launches the first post Covid-19 OCR.
Ocr Unedited Episode 10: While the Ocr world sleeps, Oklahoma launches the first post Covid-19 OCR. Bear Bechtold joins us to discuss what it was like to take part in this event, Primal Fear OCR
23:08
June 05, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 9: Ninja is back.
Ocr Unedited Episode 9: Ninja is back. Down in Pensacola Florida, Ninja Life gym is preparing to host the first post Covid-19 indoor Ninja comp. Juan and Dave have a chat with Owner and Operator Scott Frederickson about preparing for the return of competitive Ninja.
32:20
June 03, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 8 part 2: Ultra Virus 2 Aftermath
Ocr Unedited Episode 8 part 2: Ultra Virus 2 Aftermath In Part 2 of Episode 8, we discuss Juan's performance in the second Ultra virus 12 hour race. Plus we give our thoughts on how the event went overall and how Dave feels that making something a lot better can somehow make it worse.
28:11
June 01, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 8 part 1: the Beast Marcia Coelho
Ocr Unedited Episode 8:  In this episode, Juan and Dave talk with Marcia about her climb through the ranks of ocr. From start, to making her way to the pinnacle of age group, earning her right to run head to head with the best, to have it all stalled by a devastating injury, and then her determination to come back stronger than ever.
53:00
June 01, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 7: WTM legend Allison Tai
Ocr Unedited Episode 7: In this episode, UglyDave and Juan chat with WTM legend Allison Tai. She talks about the races shes run, people she's met and the sport she fell in love with.  Worlds Toughest Mudder,  WTM, Spartan, Spartan Canada, CNL, Canadian Ninja League, Ocr, Ocr Canada, Grit farm fitness, Dekafit, Hunter McIntyre, MURPH world record,
58:48
May 25, 2020
Ocr Unedited Episode 6: Spartan race is back and Force5 review.
Episode 6: Juan and Dave discuss the return of Spartan to Jacksonville along with a full recap of the Force5 virtual ocr challenge.
56:23
May 18, 2020
Ocr Unedited /Beastnet International Bonus Episode
Episode 5 of OCR Unedited: Juan and Dave had a blast on the call with Ryan Fick and Charity Fick from BeastNet International. Ryan and Charity host a fantastic Canadian podcast from the west coast.
58:13
May 15, 2020
Ocr Unedited episode 4 Outlaw Ocr
Juan and Dave have a chat with Shaun Filiatrault of Outlaw Ocr.  Once again we prove we really do not edit anything. 
50:59
May 11, 2020
OCR Unedited: Episode 3.
OCR Unedited. Juan Carlos and Ugly Dave talk Spartan Unbreakable, Force5 update and more.
45:07
May 03, 2020
OCR Unedited Episode 2: Virtually Spartan and more...
This week on OCR Unedited, Dave Claxton and Juan Carlos talk more about current virtual race options and the possible upcoming Spartan Canada season.
45:01
April 28, 2020
Ocr Unedited: Episode 1 Ultra Virus 12 Hour
Juan and Dave talk about their experiences with the Ultra Virus 12 Hour virtual race and more
38:32
April 23, 2020