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December 14, 2017
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Spartan Ultra World Championship & Endurance Races with Morgan Mckay


We're kicking off the new year by talking with Yancy Camp athlete and elite OCR competitor Morgan Mckay all about her win at the Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland.

Morgan tells Heather all about the inaugural Ultra Championship race, from the overall format, to the penalties, the gear, the competition, and what she found to be the most challenging part. She also discusses how this race compares to other endurance OCRs, and what set this particular event apart.

Morgan also talks about her medical DQ at World's Toughest Mudder, and coming back from that to win in Iceland. She and Heather discuss course safety as well, and how race companies handle it.

They then discuss goals for 2018, what races (and goals) Morgan is focusing on, and what it is about endurance races that appeals so much to her and why she chooses to specialize in longer distances.

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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