Spartan Changes 2024 – Massive Age Group and Series Changes


On today’s show, we have Chris Matlbie, the VP of Global Product for Spartan Race Portfolio, who’s here to unveil the changes coming to the 2024 Spartan Series. Chris takes us behind the scenes to discuss the fusion of Age Groups and Elite waves into a new “Competitive Wave.” Plus he also talks about how the new national series distances will work and how to qualify for regional and world championships.

We’re also joined by the one and only Austin Azar, an enduring force in the obstacle course racing community with Spartan and BattleFrog Races that date back to 2014. Austin shares his extensive journey through the challenges and triumphs of these iconic events, offering a unique perspective on the evolution of the sport. He’ll also regale us with his recent adventures, having conquered the two Hyrox races in Europe.


  • Today’s show is proudly sponsored by Rugged Maniac, offering over 20 adrenaline-pumping events this year and next. Visit their website and use code ORM23 for an exclusive $5 discount!
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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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