Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing

Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing

Erin Beresini


A fun, humorous, fist-pumping romp in the course of the thriving new health tradition of situation direction racing 

Obstacle direction racing is the fastest-growing activity in U.S. historical past. per week, hundreds of thousands of marathoners, CrossFitters, and informal weekend warriors shell out cash to run via dust and hearth, move slowly less than barbed cord, scramble over ten-foot partitions, and evade baton-wielding gladiators. a few even dash via electrically charged wires in basic terms to undergo muscle-seizing shocks and faceplant within the muck.

In Off path, Outside journalist and patience athlete Erin Beresini dives instantly into this unusual international to bare a brand new tradition of military-inspired beginner pageant and the that’s speedily growing to be to help it. Having reached a crossroads in her personal athletic goals, Beresini launched into a journey to coach and compete in numerous crisis races herself, culminating within the world’s first marathon-length occasion, the grueling Spartan extremely Beast. alongside the way in which, she met a wild solid of characters, from frat boys to housewives, health buffs to financiers to fans, and exposed the sport's greatest scandals, complaints, and rivalries. 

As Beresini inches ever toward her objective — and will get beautiful buff within the procedure — she additionally illuminates the heritage, psychology, technology, and sociology of this new game that’s taking the patience international by way of hurricane.

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