It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and mud is in the air at Savage Race. Check out these top 20 sweetest Savage photos of all time!
Just before his 16th birthday, Luis Santana was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his left leg. His dreams of getting a wrestling scholarship to Ohio State were put on hold as he spent the next seven years wrestling cancer instead.
It came back three times, advancing further and further up his leg each time. At 19 years old he was told that amputation was the only option to save his life. But his doctor didn’t give up and they tried a new form of radiation therapy. At 23, his prayers were answered and he was completely cancer free.
“I fought depression, anger, and spent many months alone not wanting to be close to anyone fearing I could die at any moment,” remembers Luis. “Without my faith in God and my family to support me, I wouldn’t be alive today.”
Matty T the Race Emcee spent some time showing us a behind-the-scenes look at Savage Race’s biggest obstacle, Colossus. Check it out…
Florida Savages, check out some awesome things to do while you’re in Pasco County! Some of the many activities include boating and fishing, golfing, hot air balloon rides, zip lining, and skydiving.
We recently went behind the scenes with Matty T the Race Emcee to get pro tips and an insider look at Savage Race’s newest obstacle, Wheel World. Check it out…
Savage Race and NuAquos Sports Drink are giving away two VIP packages with free race entries, merchandise, parking, food & beverage, exclusive behind-the-scenes access, and more!
Winners will be announced on Instagram on March 1st.
NuAquos is a functional beverage that rehydrates with all 6 base electrolytes, promotes recovery with 12 grams of protein, and restores nutrients with 19 vitamins and minerals – all with unparalleled taste.
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Overall – Athletes must complete all obstacles as specified in the SavagePRO Rules in order to be eligible for cash prizes, which are awarded to the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female athletes competing in the SavagePRO heat.
For many Savages, the most daunting obstacles on our course include Colossus, Wheel World, Sawtooth, Pipe Dreams, and The Great Wall. So what do they all have in common?
Well, aside from having the lowest completion rates of all our obstacles, they each require tremendous upper body strength to conquer.
You may be able to jump straight off the couch and dominate Davy Jones’ Locker, Shriveled Richard, and many other Savage Race obstacles. But when it comes to the big obstacles that require both upper body and grip strength to tackle, training is key.
Here are five pull-up variations (from most to least challenging) that will help you strengthen your upper body and conquer more obstacles the next time you come out to race.
It’s been a great year, Savages! As we wrap up 2015 and head into 2016, our official Savage Race photographer Mac Stone has picked out his favorite photos of 2015. Did you make the best photos list this year?
Choosing the best shoe for your next mud run or obstacle course race can make a big difference in how well you perform and how you feel when you cross the finish line.
While it might make sense to wear your oldest pair of tennis shoes, since they’ll end up covered in mud by the time you’re done, you run the risk of wearing shoes that get extremely heavy and cumbersome as the race goes on. You’ll also slip and slide all over the place, and by the time you’re done they’ll likely be falling apart.
By eighth grade, Jeremy Davis weighed 300 pounds. He put on another 100+ pounds as he grew up, topping out at 410 pounds on his 6’1″ frame.
Over the course of two years dedicated to his health, he lost half his body weight and went on to crush Savage Race.