Episode 117 – Junyong Pak/Urban Mudder

Urban Mudder-Ashley

On today’s show we bring you one of the first interviews about Urban Mudder, which is being dubbed as “Tough Mudder’s Cousin in the City”. We talk with Ashley Ellefson, whose current role is VP New Event Development at TMHQ. After we learn a bit about the new event, we talk to Ashley about what it’s been like the last 5 years at Tough Mudder. Back in 2010 she answered a craigslist ad to become TM’s first employee.

Pak World Record Holder

Next up is Junyong Pak, who we haven’t spoken to him since the night before last November’s World’s Toughest Mudder in Vegas. We called Pak to talk about his recent Guinness Record feat for the fastest marathon wearing 40 pounds on his back. That leads right towards a conversation about what went wrong for him at 2014 WTM. We then get into what his immediate OCR future looks like, along with some other career endeavors he is looking into.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Mad Anthony Mud Run and The Macon Mud Run.  Discount links available at obstaclracingmedia.com/codes.

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Show Notes

Video Intro of Ashley

GORUCK Kill That 5k

The largest twins-Guinness World Record

Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.
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