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The OCR Report

Jan 29, 2019

Tough Mudder announced they will eliminate all cash prizes for all their race brands in 2019. This includes TMX, Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World's Toughest Mudder.

We talked with two-time women's champion Rea Kolbl to see what she thought of the decision and if she would defend her title as women's champion at World's Toughest Mudder.

Rea WILL NOT race World's Toughest Mudder this year. She gave us her reasons and talked about what OCR races and non-OCR races she will run this year.

We also held a panel discussion with Will Hicks, Heather Bode, and Katelyn Ritter about Tough Mudder tightening the purse strings. There was agreement that this is bad for the elite side of the sport but there are possible silver linings for those that are not full-time professional athletes. They also made a few guesses about how this decision may play out over the next several months.

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Welcome to The OCR Report Podcast! 

We are the only podcast to focus exclusively on the Elite SPORT side of Obstacle Course Racing. Each week we talk about who won the latest race, who lost, and what that means for next week's race.

The OCR Report Podcast is hosted by Will Hicks, the host of World's Toughest Podcast, and presented by The OCR Report, home of Overcome and Run with Heather Bode and Obstacle Running Adventures with Mike Stefano and Katelyn Ritter.


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