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Ep. 5 • Morgan McKay - Worlds toughest mudder and Spartan ultra world championship winner

Run, Climb, Repeat.

Fun and more fun chat with this amazing Canadian Spartan pro Athlete. She has competed in a good amount of obstacle endurance events especially a lot of 24hr ones. She is the “current” 2019 female worlds toughest Mudder champion , she won the first 24hr Spartan ultra world championship in Iceland. She got to run the barkley marathon and much more! Morgan McKay can be found on Instagram @worlds_toughest_morgan and her training program that she coaches herself can be found on Instagram as well @battle_unicorn_training Big thanks again everyone for the support and for Dave lafosse where you can find more of his soundtrack work at https://the5thinstar.com/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 6mins

30 Jan 2021

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Owner of Battle Unicorn Training - Morgan McKay | LotDR Episode 033

The Legend of the Death Race Podcast

Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-third episode of the podcast, we connect with Morgan McKay, the Canadian woman who made my first Death Race finish possible. Morgan and I take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the 2012 Death Race and share how we both helped each other to continue racing even when everyone else was literally telling us to quit. In the Death Race, not giving up and doing whatever you're directed to do is essential to finishing. We discuss how Morgan started with a not really wanting to do a Spartan Race to chasing down the most difficult races like World's Toughest Mudder, the Spartan Ultra, and of course, the Death Race. We look at how she tackled the race then, and how her strategy has evolved today, including the ultimate weapon for any endurance race, smiling. If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚 Book Mentions: Endure by Alex Hutchinson 10 Minute Mental Toughness by Jason Selk ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Morgan on Instagram @worlds_toughest_morgan Battle Unicorn Training on Instagram @battle_unicorn_training 💀 What's Up in My World: My book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/legend-of-the-death-race/support


25 Jun 2020

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EP 14. Morgan McKay

Women Run Canada

Today we welcome the Battle Unicorn herself, the Canadian Queen of OCR, Morgan McKay. This Guinness World Record holder has done it all, from the Spartan Death Race to World's Toughest Mudder, and has even competed in the Barkley Marathon. Get ready to get energized on this one!

1hr 2mins

24 Jan 2020

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Morgan McKay - Enduro 2019

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast

Morgan McKay responds to the questions surrounding her 4th place finish at the 2019 OCRWC Enduro. Be sure to catch up by listening to the previous episode. Show Notes: OCRWC Enduro with Erin Rost episode OCRWC Enduro Final Leaderboard Support Us On Patreon


10 Jun 2019

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World's Toughest Endurance Athlete - Morgan Mckay

The Candid Savage Podcast

Introducing you to one of the worlds toughest endurance athletes, Morgan Mckay from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Morgan has completed some of the most brutal endurance races in the world, including races such as the Spartan world ultra Champ, 1st place at Deadend Race, RX1 race, and firefly 6 hour ultra.  Worlds Toughest Mudder finishing 3rd place.  Winning the 1st place title at Battlefrog extreme 24hour race 2016.  Not to mention Morgan also holds a Guinness World Record for fastest 10km carrying 100lbs. You can follow Morgan on Instagram @worlds_toughest_morgan 


28 Nov 2018

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Season Two; Episode #25: Spartan World Champ, Guiness World Record Holder; Morgan Mckay

Obstacle Dominator

Beni and Hunter wrangle Spartan Ultra World Champ, Guiness World Record Holder and self proclaimed Battle Unicorn Morgan Mckay for a quick convo on OCR. -Why she calls herself a battle unicorn and how she harnesses that image during hard points in races... -The details on her successful world record weighted 10k attempt... -Why she thinks it is that Canadians are dominating the majority of World Championship races in OCR... ...And much more! Want to be trained online by the one and only Hunter Mcyntire? Email HAOStraining@gmail.com for details! Get connected with Morgan: Facebook: Morgan Mckay Instagram: @Worlds_toughest_morgan Questions, comments or feedback? Leave 'em below, and click here to leave your questions now...Music courtesy Skorge - Sail (AWOLNATION Dubstep Rmx)


20 Jul 2018

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086: Toughest Mudder East Preview with Morgan Mckay

World’s Toughest Podcast

Morgan Mckay joins us to talk about Toughest Mudder East taking place this weekend near Boston. Morgan won 3rd Place at World's Toughest Mudder 2016. She was on pace for another podium finish at World's Toughest 2017 when she was injured coming off an obstacle. She was medically disqualified and unable to complete the race. One month after that disappointment she ran the first ever Spartan Race 24-Hour Ultrabeast in Iceland and finished in 1st Place. We talk about her injury, Iceland, and her recent Guinness World Record for fastest 10k while carrying 100 pounds. Morgan will be competing against OCRWC Enduro-24 Champion and fellow WTM vet Allison Tai at Toughest Mudder East. We talk about the course, the obstacles, and the weather for the race weekend. --- World's Toughest Podcast is excited to partner with Merrell again to give away a pair of shoes every month to listeners of the show. To win a pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex 2 or Merrell All Out Crush 2.0 trail running shoes, text the word TOUGH to the number 228-28 or email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with MERRELL in the subject line and your 1)Name, 2)Email Address and 3)Cell Phone in the body of the email. Both options will subscribe you to the World's Toughest Newsletter and qualify you to win. --- Do you have a moment from your experience at Tough Mudder that you would like to share with the audience of World's Toughest Podcast? Would you like to win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes? Share your Merrell Mudder Moment with us at Worldstoughestpodcast@gmail.com with MMM in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell us your story. What did you overcome to complete the course? What did Tough Mudder help you over in your personal life? Selected Merrell Mudder Moments will win a pair of Merrell trail running shoes and be invited as a guest on a future episode of World's Toughest Podcast. --- Follow us on Twitter or Instagram. What do you think of the podcast? Who in the Tough Mudder community would you like to hear? Let us know on the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page at facebook.com/worldstoughestpod. Would you like to be a part of the show? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Amazon.com and we'll read it on a future episode. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.

1hr 23mins

23 Jun 2018

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Spartan Ultra World Championship & Endurance Races with Morgan Mckay

Overcome and Run

We're kicking off the new year by talking with Yancy Camp athlete and elite OCR competitor Morgan Mckay all about her win at the Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland. Morgan tells Heather all about the inaugural Ultra Championship race, from the overall format, to the penalties, the gear, the competition, and what she found to be the most challenging part. She also discusses how this race compares to other endurance OCRs, and what set this particular event apart. Morgan also talks about her medical DQ at World's Toughest Mudder, and coming back from that to win in Iceland. She and Heather discuss course safety as well, and how race companies handle it. They then discuss goals for 2018, what races (and goals) Morgan is focusing on, and what it is about endurance races that appeals so much to her and why she chooses to specialize in longer distances.


2 Jan 2018

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028: Tough Mudder X preview with Morgan Mckay

World’s Toughest Podcast

Tough Mudder X preview with Morgan Mckay! Morgan Mckay is competing this weekend at Tough Mudder X, the inaugural One Mile Tough Mudder course. Tough Mudder X is what would happen if Tough Mudder and CrossFit got together and had an adorable little competitive baby. And if that baby had a $25,000 prize for first place. Morgan talks us through the course and tells us what to expect, and how she expects to do. Spoiler alert: She expects to do awesome. Or terrible. No in-between. If you'd like to join the World's Toughest Podcast Winner's List and enter the contest for a free pair of Merrell Agility Peak Flex shoes email WorldsToughestPodcast@gmail.com with Merrell in the subject line and the following in the body: 1) Your Name 2) Your email address 3) Your cell phone number Who would you like to hear on the podcast? Let us know in a comment on the World’s Toughest Podcast Facebook page, or leave us a review on iTunes. Don't forget to subscribe and listen for new episodes every week.


11 Jul 2017

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#033 - Morgan Mckay - Extreme Endurance Racer, World's Toughest Mudder, Death Race, and Why Following Directions can be Difficult

Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast

Morgan Mckay found obstacle racing and quickly jumped into the longer endurance events in the sport. An accomplished obstacle racer, Mckay has taken on some of the most challenging races in the sport including the Spartan Race - Death Race, World's Toughest Mudder, BFX24, Survival Run and more.  In 2016 she finished 3rd in World's Toughest Mudder. On the podcast this week she talks about growing up, finding purpose in obstacle racing, becoming a trainer, and more.  Show Sponsored by:  Four Sigmatic - http://www.foursigmatic.com Use code: DIYS to save 10% on your order Mistobox Coffee Club - http://mbox.coffee/Y9FA Use Code: DIYS to save $10 on your subscription Full Shownotes:  http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com Join the Facebook Group:  http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/tribe Support the Show: http://www.dirtinyourskirt.com/support 


21 Feb 2017