Considering the Breakout Year He Had in 2013 While Goofing Off, That Shouldn’t Be a Problem
The sport of obstacle racing was made for guys like Hunter McIntyre. Competing successfully requires endurance to cover the long distances, physical strength to conquer the obstacles, and mental toughness to endure the punishment, all while other racers are breathing down your neck and trying to pass you at every slip and face plant. Fortunately for him, all such requirements are squarely in McIntyre’s wheelhouse. He ran cross-country in high school, he has good size (6 foot 3, 190 pounds) and a natural affinity for lifting heavy weights in the gym, and his wrestling background offers proof that he’s well-versed in suffering, fighting through fatigue and going head-to-head with top athletes.
Know what else comes in handy for the obstacle racer? A sense of humor and a never-ending desire to have fun. The sport’s gnarliest obstacles can make the toughest guy or girl look silly and humble the proudest athlete. If you can’t laugh it off, find another sport. The gregarious McIntyre can certainly laugh it off, and fun is a prerequisite for pretty much everything he does these days…READ THE REST IN THE MAY ISSUE OF MUD & OBSTACLE MAGAZINE