The SISU 24 PNW – A New Adventure For the Pacific Northwest

February 27, 2019By Tony MatesiNews, Race Reviews No Comments

ADVENTURE AWAITS It’s been a while since I’ve been the Race Director for an event, but once again I’m back to challenging others to push beyond their perceived limits by providing them a platform through which to test themselves. I’m quite excited for this opportunity to bring this event format to my backyard, you see, … Read More

Learning Life Lessons Filming the SISU IRON Endurance Event

June 4, 2018By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

It’s that moment, when you realize all these years of running around in the mud, carrying buckets, and hiking up mountains, and simply doing all the “hood-rat” shit you’ve grown to love, all of it, has made you a better person, a better athlete, a better friend, and ultimately, a better human. That’s what happened … Read More

MEGA UPDATE | 9-24-17

September 24, 2017By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

Good day Legends, Short version: I’m updating the website and I’ve got a lot of changes coming so bear with me and consider supporting this site by clicking on ads or donating. The website might be down here and there over the next week. It’ll be back soon. I thank you for your continued support. … Read More

Press Release: OCR Warrior Reality Show

May 1, 2014By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

First-Ever Mud Run Reality Show Filming in Phoenix May 2, 2014, Phoenix, AZ – Competitors will clash this Friday night in a head-to-head challenge at Wild Horse Pass on a specially designed 1 mile obstacle course – complete with walls, mud, barbed wire, cargo nets, and even fire – competing for cash, prizes, & fame. Each battle will … Read More

Spartan Race on NBC

August 11, 2013By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

As many of you know by now, [I mean how could you not my entire newsfeed is still crowded with posts about it] the Spartan Race World Championships will be aired on NBC Sports Network. Obstacle Racing Media was one of the first to post after the announcement was made and from there the ripple effect power of … Read More

Spartan Group X Training – REACH Chicago

June 17, 2013By Tony MatesiNews, Product Reviews No Comments

For those of you that don’t already know there will be a new fitness training center opening in Chicago in just a few short weeks. Located off the corner of Chicago Ave and Paulina is where you’ll find our new home to get fit, have fun, and live healthy. REACH: Beyond Fitness will offer an … Read More

The Human Death Race Documentary Update

June 3, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, News 2 Comments

Have you seen any of The Human Death Race Documentary updates on the website lately? You HAVEN’T?! The Human Death Race Documentary is capturing all areas of the Death Race. Straight from the documentary description, “Now, for the first time, the thrilling intensity of the annual Death Race is revealed. We examine the psychological process of … Read More

Legend of the Death Race – Spring Edition

May 16, 2013By Tony MatesiNews 1 Comment

Leading up to the event I felt something I haven’t felt in a long time, not since I was working full time and attending grad school full time – about two and a half years ago, though it feels like a decade – I was stressed out. Coming back from Colorado I realized how little … Read More

The Human Death Race Documentary

April 19, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, News 1 Comment

When I was at the Winter Death Race this year covering for Obstacle Racing Magazine there was a film crew there, they were putting together a documentary about the Death Race. Brandi Knight and her team at 100th Monkey Productions are looking to finish the documentary by revisiting the Death Race again this summer. To finish … Read More

Shoulder Surgery Recovery: Becoming ME Again

February 24, 2013By Tony MatesiNews, Workouts 1 Comment

November 30th I went into out-patient surgery Downtown, Chicago. Under the care of Dr. Mark Bowen I was given a chance to fix my torn up and beat down shoulder. That shoulder endured a year of torment. Every few weeks there would be a series of races I showed up for, usually they came in … Read More