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Obstacle Running Adventures

Obstacle Running Adventure follows the journey of the MStefano Running team. This team participates in obstacle course races, road running, and everything in between. We strive to push ourselves and others to step outside of their comfort zones and try something new.

Sep 24, 2023

Admittedly, we were unsure how the first FISO OCR Championships would go after their history of not being able to put on a world championship event for years.  That being said the number of incredible athletes that showed up to Belgium to compete made this an incredible World Championship event!

When looking through the results Gian Maria Savani stood out as both the winner of the short course, runner up of the standard course, and an athlete that we didn't know as much about.  We reached out to have him on the show to hear more about him and were thrilled to have him as this week's guest!

We discussed how he got into obstacle course racing, which athletes he looks up to, the importance of discipline, and how his races went.  We also discuss some shortcomings of this event such as the overly complicated rule book, the continued lack of communication with prize money, there not being any drug testing, and 

Be sure to follow Gian on Instagram and cheer him on as he takes on future events, like the upcoming Italian OCR Championship finals!

0:00 – 2:43 – Intro

2:43 – 15:58 – Quick News

15:58 – 16:32 – Content Preface

16:32 - 1:15:14 - Gian Maria Savani Interview

1:15:14 - End – Outro

Next episode we plan to have someone on the show to build anticipation for Adventurey ... uh Spartan's OCRWC!


News Stories:

Nicole Mericle Competing to Join USA Ice Climbing Team

Nick Gagnon Finished Appalacian Trail

Spartan Race Acquires OCRWC

City Challenge Race Removed as Qualifier for OCRWC

Spartan Athletes Are Still Waiting to Get Paid

Paris 2024 is First Olympics to Have Equal Number of Men and Women

The Hybrid Letter

Tour de Donut

Derti Development Facility is Closed

Race Ready Obstacles Putting on The Midwest OCR

2024 Northeast Ultra Cup

Viking Obstacle Race's Special Event for Bonefrogs

Viking's Trick or Treat Obstacle/Night Run Event (Code: "ORA" for 20% off and chance for 2nd free entry drawn Oct 2nd)

Spartan Seattle Beast, Ultra, Super, and Sprint Results

Spartan Angel's Stadium Podiums

FISO 100 Meter Podiums?

Newbsanity's Commando Cup Winners

Explosive Shockwave Secret Link

Scooby Horror Secret Link

Bike Crash Secret Link

English Language Secret Link

Green Day Secret Link


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