Ryan Atkins has won World’s Toughest Mudder five times. He is the only man to win the individual title more than once and he has done it three times. He has also won WTM as part of a four-man team and as part of a two-man team. He holds the record for most lifetime WTM miles AND most miles at an individual WTM. Ryan Atkins is the greatest World’s Toughest Mudder athlete ever.

This year Ryan will be competing in the Team Relay division with Ryan Woods, Brian Gowiski, and his wife, Lindsay Webster. This will be Ryan’s first time in the Team Relay category.

Ryan says the single greatest quality an athlete at World’s Toughest Mudder must have is “Stoke and Desire”. The race WILL get hard. It gets hard for everyone, even him. If you don’t really want to be out there, and you don’t have that Stoke or that Desire, the race will spit you out every time.

It won’t matter how much planning you do, and how many spreadsheets you prepare, and how dialed-in your nutrition plan is. If you don’t have that Stoke and Desire it will all fall apart for you.

TheOCRreport.com is live! Check out the new website from the people behind World’s Toughest Podcast, Overcome and Run, and Obstacle Running Adventures. Let us know what you think. We are excited.

Elite Week continues! We have interviews with the Elites of WTM every day from now until raceday in Atlanta. Be sure to leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy Elite Week.

Who will win the individual podiums at WTM 2018? Email your picks for the top three men and the top three women to worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with SO SMART WTM in the subject line and you could win a World’s Toughest Podcast sticker and a guest spot on the podcast to talk about how excited you are to win a sticker. Good luck!

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