While pedalling inside reading Outside Magazine, what did i read...just a scathing, poingant, hard hitting response to one of the mags seemingly never ending series of articles on extreme, death defying, it's not fun unless there's blood sports..
If only they'd printed the whole thing:Obstacle racing is hardly new. Iowa's Living History Farms Race has drawn thousands of competitors annually for 3+ decades...each participant interested in jumping fences, leaping hay bales, fording streams, climbing ropes, and dodging the occasional cow.The only thing new about obstacle races are the monikers attached to them. 'Warrior,' 'Tough,' 'Death,' 'Xtreme' are simply the latest fad for the occasional athlete to latch onto.Real obstacle racing, real physical challenges, real tough races are out there and have been for years; they're just a little further off the beaten path than today's passing fad. OUTSIDE, please report on the true adventures and leave the dashes and mudders to the weekend 'warriors.'
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