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To many racers, "local" means little, and "little" means bad. Neither could be further from the truth. Several well established local races welcome growing seas of participants every year. At the same time, some surprisingly fun and innovative obstacles show up at even the smallest races.

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We noticed a few Texans on Spartan's latest power rankings and thought, "It's about time!" Usually, those spots are reserved for Canadians or Colorado implants. Meanwhile, some think Texas is too flat to compare to Mountain Series states. Think again.

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Battle of the Lions is coming to Kansas City on June 5. Expect everything you loved about the Dallas race but with more emphasis on STRENGTH!

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Watch Cadet Elizabeth Bradley shatter West Point's grueling indoor obstacle course record.

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MudGear | Made Tougher is our tribute video to the toughest, outdoor warriors in the world. We are proud to outfit obstacle course racers, trail runners, and ruckers who know... when life gets tough, GET TOUGHER!

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The Give Team, an obstacle racing team and inner city youth program, is training for a world record. Learn how you can sponsor the team and/or become a guest coach.

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Instead of waiting around all year for the 1 or 2 races you always run (just hoping that they're not cancelled), maybe it's time to test the water and put together your own bucket list of "one of these days" races. Here are a few suggestions.

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Stop trying to decide whether to race or hit the beach this summer. You can join the masses who are doing both at HILDERVAT! This Ultimate Viking Warrior Race is literally right on the beach. 

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Combine the Spartan burpee with the most athletic leapfrog for distance that you’ve ever seen. That’s the Burpee Broad Jump, and it may quickly become your favorite workout... or your most hated one.

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HYROX Dallas was the brand's first big event of 2021, and it did not disappoint. It offered big names, a big show, and big money for top winners. Learn how HYROX's showmanship helps everyone feel like a star!

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We've been anxiously awaiting the official kickoff of Battle of the Lions OCR Tour. Now, the first of 4 battles is taking place on May 1st at the DFW Adventure Park.

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The very first DEKA Fit is in the books, and MudGear loved what we saw in Dallas. Here's what you missed and results from the elite divisions.

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Show up to your first Spartan Race dressed for success. That means picking performance gear that can handle mud miles and obstacles without restricting movement, weighing you down, or just getting in your way. Learn what gear will feel great from start line to finish line.

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A surprising new study reaffirms past indication of an apparent association between low grip strength and suicidal thoughts in both men and women.

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Battle of the Lions is the brain-child of two of OCR's most experienced builders. Get ready for a touring OCR competition that tests your grip, strength, endurance and overall technical skill like no other.

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Spartans, CrossFitters, and gym rats alike are battling out for prize money and bragging rights at DEKA FIT DALLAS. Running, lifting, pushing, pulling - functional fitness to the extreme!

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Mark you calendar for these New York mud runs and obstacle course races.

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Many are watching Spartan's Jacksonville weekend to see if it truly is an indication that it's safe to return to racing. 

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We had a good laugh this week as two of our favorite Brits, James Corden and Prince Harry, tested a Spartan course. It was a quick reminder that Harry really was a military's man, and Corden... well, James Corden really hates getting muddy.

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Two of OCR's biggest championships are on the same weekend, and champion Lindsay Webster doesn't like having to choose.

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The OD Plate from Obstacle Depot is quickly becoming one of this year's fitness favorites. Learn how the OD is a lot more than a ruck weight.

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