Admittedly, we were unsure how the first FISO OCR Championships would go after their history of not being able to put on a world championship event for years. That being said the number of incredible athletes that showed up to Belgium to compete made this an incredible World Championship event!

When looking through the results Gian Maria Savani stood out as both the winner of the short course, runner up of the standard course, and an athlete that we didn’t know as much about. We reached out to have him on the show to hear more about him and were thrilled to have him as this week’s guest!

We discussed how he got into obstacle course racing, which athletes he looks up to, the importance of discipline, and how his races went. We also discuss some shortcomings of this event such as the overly complicated rule book, the continued lack of communication with prize money, there not being any drug testing, and..

Be sure to follow Gian on Instagram and cheer him on as he takes on future events, like the upcoming Italian OCR Championship finals!

0:00 – 2:43 – Intro
2:43 – 15:58 – Quick News
15:58 – 16:32 – Content Preface
16:32 – 1:15:14 – Gian Maria Savani Interview
1:15:14 – End – Outro

Next episode we plan to have someone on the show to build anticipation for Adventurey … uh Spartan’s OCRWC!

News Stories:

Nicole Mericle Competing to Join USA Ice Climbing Team
Nick Gagnon Finished Appalacian Trail
Spartan Race Acquires OCRWC
City Challenge Race Removed as Qualifier for OCRWC
Spartan Athletes Are Still Waiting to Get Paid
Paris 2024 is First Olympics to Have Equal Number of Men and Women
The Hybrid Letter
Tour de Donut
Derti Development Facility is Closed
Race Ready Obstacles Putting on The Midwest OCR
2024 Northeast Ultra Cup
Viking Obstacle Race’s Special Event for Bonefrogs
Viking’s Trick or Treat Obstacle/Night Run Event (Code: “ORA” for 20% off and chance for 2nd free entry drawn Oct 2nd)
Spartan Seattle Beast, Ultra, Super, and Sprint Results
Spartan Angel’s Stadium Podiums
FISO 100 Meter Podiums?
Newbsanity’s Commando Cup Winners
Explosive Shockwave Secret Link
Scooby Horror Secret Link
Bike Crash Secret Link
English Language Secret Link
Green Day Secret Link

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