in pursuit of DNF


Quiet week on the blog, but a lot has happened in the background. My second Goruck challenge. A trail run. Four CrossFit workouts. My Obstacle Racing 101 workshop. And perhaps, the most notably, my Death Race (DR) media challenge article has been published in the latest issue of Get Out There magazine.

The media challenge is required for all first-time Death Racers – you must tell the world that you will be attempting DR by securing a media story about it in a local newspaper or TV show.

The penalty for not completing the task this year is the 50,000 lb lift. Essentially, you will be required to deadlift 30-50 lb boulders 1,000 times in 5 hours or less. And if you do not complete the challenge, you will be eliminated from the event before it even starts.

Without further ado…

GOT article

Read the issue in its entirety here.

Signing off,

Posted May 5, 2013

6 responses to “in pursuit of DNF”

  1. Amy Lawson says:

    Curious. I will be wrestling with your thoughts on DNF for awhile. Although I have DNF’d multiple times in the clean and jerk, snatch and bench press, I’ve never DNF’d in a race. Hhm…

    • Solo says:

      Glad I gave you some food for thought! And OMG – DNF in clean and jerk! and snatch! haven’t thought about it that way. Great point.

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