Sufferfests on BBC Breakfast

BBC Breakfast, the UK’s biggest morning news program, produced a segment surrounding the 30th anniversary of Tough Guy. The segment features key footage from Rise of the Sufferfests as well as interview clips with Mr. Mouse, James Appleton, Ed Gamester and… yours truly. (Hi Mom!)  

STFU: Confessions of a Reluctant HIIT Man

If you happened to read my essay for Outside about quitting a 3-mile obstacle race, you’d know I’m a confessed beta male. Walking off the course was an affront to the Spartan ethos. Fortunately, I have a sense of humor about it. But for a variety of reasons — including the birth of my son […]

Sufferfests: A Sponsorship Opportunity

After months of writing, designing and revising – and many sleepless nights – I’m psyched to finally share my Partnership Prospectus for ROSF. While it’s sure to evolve as we engage potential brand partners, this should be enough to get the conversation started. I hope you dig. And needless to say, if you know someone […]

Hunter McIntyre is OCR’s Unbeatable Ego

I’ve met a lot of characters through the years, but few are as wild and entertaining as Hunter McIntyre. The Reebok-sponsored athlete is a hard-partying former male model who has been taking obstacle racing by storm, and the subject of my first piece for Men’s Journal. With the help of a sub-16 minute 5k that defies his linebacker […]

Hello, world… I SUCK!

Outside just published my latest story about my DNF at a Malibu Spartan Sprint.   As humiliating as that experience was, I’m stoked I found such a cool platform to share it. And it seems like the story struck a chord. It’s been shared quite a bit, and for several days sat atop Outside‘s Most Popular. Even […]

Greetings from The Killing Fields: A Postcard

One of the Indiegogo perks my wife cooked up was a “Postcard from the U.K.” Straight away it sounded like a fun idea, but it wasn’t until this past weekend – when we finally booked our tickets to Tough Guy – that we figured out what the postcard will look like.*  If you need a refresher […]

I Did Not Finish… a “5K”

The Spartan Race slogan is You’ll Know at the Finish Line. But what happens if you don’t make it that far? Well, I just found out at the Malibu Spartan Sprint (unfortunately.) It was my first fail at an obstacle race, and it happened in epic fashion. While writing about the experience makes me cringe, I do […]

Kickstarter Update: Mom thinks I need a haircut

Here at the halfway point of our Kickstarter, it’s fair to say Rise of the Sufferfests is not lighting the world on fire (just yet.) Mom thinks it’d go much better if I cut my hair (“and found a razor”). Another buddy thinks I should “be more alpha.”  So… I had a little fun with […]

Rising Star: Amelia Boone in Outside

 For my next act… Yes, it’s cool that World’s Toughest Mudder, Amelia Boone, has her own Topps card. And sure, it’s incredible that she’s stood atop the podium in six of seven obstacle races she’s entered this year… …including the Spartan World Championship in Vermont. But what I find most stunning is the fact that […]