Markus Frison and Ehea Schuerch Win The HYROX Virtual Championships of Fitness

The HYROX Virtual Championships of Fitness consisted of five workouts over a three week period. The top eight competitors in the equipment competition moved on to a live finale on Sunday August 2nd where Markus Frison and Ehea Schuerch took home the top prize of $3,000.

The Final Workout

For Time
5k Row
150 Wallballs (20lb/14lb)
30 Dumbell Burpee Over the RowErg (35lb/20lb)
Partitioned however.

The Final 8 Athletes

Men
Lukas Storath (2nd all-time HYROX World Record)
Women
Lauren Weeks (HYROX Home Series Champion)
Sarah Kholti (HYROX World Record Holder)

Strategy: Partitioned However

Possibly one of the best parts of this workout, especially watching live, was how each athlete decided to attack the workout. While most athletes chose to break up the workout into smaller rounds (ex: 1000m row, 30 wallballs, 10 burpee), Lauren Weeks chose to row 4,000m before starting on her wallballs and burpees. Chris Woolley opted to finish all the wallballs and burpees before rowing a single meter.
It’s difficult to say how much strategy impacted the athletes, and if they would have done it differently if given a chance. However, it is worth noting that the athletes that broke up the workouts into smaller sets ended up finishing 1st and 2nd in both the male and female division.

Final Results

Male
  1. Markus Frison (28:04 unofficial)
  2. Lukas Storath (28:11 unofficial)
  3. Chris Woolley (31:08 unofficial)
  4. Norbert Vanscodi
Female
  1. Ehea Schuerch (29:21 unofficial)
  2. Sarah  Kholti (30:35 unofficial)
  3. Lauren Weeks (31:03 unofficial)
  4. Morgan Schulz

You can stream the entire finals on YouTube by clicking here.

Tough Mudder Ticket Explanation

So you bought a Tough Mudder ticket (or season pass) – what are your options. We will break down some of the options below, however not all options

If you have a ticket to an event that is not going to happen (see list below):

THEN YOU CAN: transfer that ticket to ANY Tough Mudder in 2020 or 2021 AND get 2 Spartan races to any distance open wave (not age group or elite) in 2020 or 2021.

Tough Mudder Open Ticket

THEN YOU CAN: redeem it for any 2020 or 2021 event . You will also get 2 Spartan races to any distance open wave (not age group or elite) in 2020 or 2021.

Holy Grail Pass

Because Tough Mudder is still hosting worlds this year, you must use the worlds passage in 2020. For the other uses on the passes, you may use them for any 2020 or 2021 location AND get 2 Spartan races to any distance open wave (not age group or elite) in 2020 or 2021.

2020 Season Pass

You will get a season pass for 2020 AND 2021 PLUS get a 2020 AND 2021 Spartan open season pass.

Any New Tickets Bought Since Tough Mudder Came Out Of Bankruptcy.

Will NOT have the “Spartan Bonus.”

2020 Tough Mudder Events that aren’t taking place.

  • College Station
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta
  • Philadelphia
  • Missouri
  • Michigan
  • Whistler
  • Boston
  • Indiana
  • Buffalo
  • Pittsburg
  • Nashville
  • Sonoma
  • Las Vegas
  • Central FL
  • Arizona

HYROX and DEKAFIT Schedule

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We want to bring you the latest schedule for HYROX and DEKAFIT events.

2020-2021 dates and locations for both HYROX and DEKAFIT are being released! We will continue to update this page as HYROX releases more events and as DEKAFIT nails down their exact dates.

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Past Events and Results

Upcoming Events

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January 2021

  • January 23, 2021 – HYROX Chicago, IL

February 2021

  • February 6, 2021 – HYROX Cleveland, OH
  • February 20, 2021 – HYROX Dallas, TX

March 2021

  • March 20, 2021 – HYROX San Diego, CA

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*Photos courtesy of DEKAFIT and Hyrox.

2020 Spartan USNS Jacksonville Results and Recap

If you were expecting to see a big upset on the podium in the first Spartan U.S. National Series race then you might be upset, otherwise what a great race! The first Spartan USNS race was a cold muddy day in Jacksonville, Florida that saw power couple Lindsay Webster and Ryan Atkins atop the podium.

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Spartan Jacksonville Elite U.S. National Series Results

Male

  1. Ryan Atkins 28:18
  2. Veejay Jones 28:42
  3. Ryan Kempson 28:52

Female

  1. Lindsay Webster 32:59
  2. Nicole Mericle 34:39
  3. Natalie Miano 36:02

Complete results for Sunday’s race.

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Atkins finished with a time of 28:18, just over 20 seconds ahead of the competition. Veejay Jones and Ryan Kempson rounded out the top three elite men with times of 28:42 and 28:52, respectively.

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Webster’s time of 32:59 was nearly two minutes ahead of Nicole Mericle (34:39) and just over three minutes faster than third place Natalie Miano (36:02).

Second place finisher Veejay Jones is off to a hot start in 2020 with wins in the SoCal Super and Sprint as well as a win at the San Jose Super. It will be interesting to see if he can keep up his podium streak over the next few months.

The Spartan USNS also marks the fifth podium for Natalie Miano, who has two wins along with her three third place finishes in 2020. Husband Mark Batres, who finished fifth Sunday in Jacksonville is also off to a great start in 2020.

Another Year, Another Issue for Woods

In a somewhat strange turn of events on Monday, Spartan posted the following to social media on Monday, “after review, officials come to the decision that the obstacle (herc hoist) was not defective and didn’t provide a disadvantage to the athlete (Ryan Woods). Woods 4th place finish remains.”

The statement by Spartan confused fans on Instagram due to the “lack of coverage,” as many fans described it. The confusion seemed to stem from the lack of information prior to the statement about the review.  Spartan did however post the entirety of the race on Facebook.

We later learned that the apparent problem came down to Wood’s hoist bag getting stuck. As indicated in the statement from Spartan, it was determined that there was nothing defective about the obstacle itself.

Woods, who finished fourth, mentioned nothing about it in his Instagram post about the race. However, he did mention looking forward to getting revenge on Ryan Kempson, who “blasted past” him to take third place.

The Spartan U.S National Series is a qualifier for the North American Championship and the World Championship. The next race in the USNS will be a super on Saturday, April 4th in Seattle, WA.

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