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WHAT IT TAKES... TO BE AN OBSTACLE COURSE RACER

Words Rob Kemp

In the world of obstacle course racing (OCR), one man rules the roost: 30-year-old Brit Jonathan Albon has won every OCR World Championships since 2014, as well as the Spartan ultra-endurance World Championship twice. As if dominating one sport wasn’t enough, Albon is also the current world Skyrunning (mountain running) champion.

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