Ryan Atkins

OCR Champion, Mountain Runner, & Outdoorsman

World's Toughest Mudder. Battlefrog Champion. Mechanical Engineering Background. Ryan is someone who is always on the look out for a new challenge, and his analytical mind pushes him to find the best ways to train and get better each and every day. When he's not training for OCR, his favourite things to do are to go mountain biking, rock climbing with friends, or chop up some firewood and play with chainsaws.

Holiday Recipe: Ryan Atkins’ Apple Cider

There’s something about Apple Cider during the holidays that gets me into the spirit of the season. This version is way more delicious and better for you than store-bought ciders. It’s perfect for a cold… Read more


A Week in the Life: Ryan Atkins Reveals All

Ryan Atkins, BattleFrog Champion & current Spartan US Championship Series point leader, sent us a travel journal of his race prep. For the past two weeks, he has hiked mountains, raced bikes, climbed cliffs, boat with his new wife, sky raced, BattleFrog’d and won his 3rd Spartan US Championship Series in as many tries. Read more


5 Tips to Buck Societal Conveniences

We live in both the easiest and hardest world man has ever encountered. On the one hand, we barely have to move. We can be at a comfortable temperature all day long as steel boxes… Read more


An Obstacle Course Racer Walks Out of the Forest

A photographer, an obstacle course racer, and a carpenter walked into a forest. And now that they're back and have had a warm shower, Ryan shares a candid recap of their 10 day adventure through Algonquin Park. Read more


Crossing Algonquin

In March of 2011 I got into my decrepit Pontiac Vibe, drove up to Algonquin Park and parked on the side of the highway. I got out, put on my snowshoes and jumped into waist deep, soft snow. What followed were athletically, some of the hardest days of my life. And I am about to do it again! Read more


How OCR World Champion Ryan Atkins spends his offseason

The time between World Championships and the start of the next season can be one of the hardest or one of the most fun times of year for athletes. Some people experience mental grief, because of… Read more


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