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Green Beret Challenge and prepping for Spartan Iceland with Deborah Arrieta


This week, Green Beret Challenge Pro Team member Deborah "Debo" Arrieta joins me on the podcast to talk all about the Green Beret Challenge and their upcoming championship race next summer, and what she's been doing to prepare for the Spartan Ultra World Championship in Iceland next weekend.

We start by talking all about the Green Beret Challenge, from their race formats to what sets them apart from other OCRs. We also talk about their recently announced championship race happening next July.

We then talk about Spartan's new 24-hour championship race happening in Iceland next weekend. We talk about everything from the format to the rules, and Debo shares how she has been preparing for this race in particular, and what sort of cold weather gear she'll be bringing. We also discuss the age old debate of burpees versus mandatory completion, and the pros and cons of both.

Voting for Mud Run Guide's Best of OCR awards is now open, and Overcome and Run has been nominated for Best OCR podcast!! Voting ends on December 15th, so please be sure to head over there and vote!

Evan Perperis sent us his book “Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racingto check out. We will read it and get back to you with some additional details. In the meantime, head on over to and check out their new podcast or order the book.

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Jay Bode
Jay Bode
Hey there! I am Jay, the host of the Overcome and Run Podcast. I am a 31 year old active duty Navy Sailor, Obstacle Course Race (OCR) enthusiast, and podcast host. I have been a self proclaimed runner since 2013, and made the switch to OCR's in 2015 and haven't looked back. I am always training and trying new things in the sport of OCR and will be sharing my training successes and failures with my Overcome and Run community. I'll see you all out on the course! Jay

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