The Legend of the Death Race Podcast

The Legend of the Death Race Podcast

Listen to the legends of past Death Racers as they tell tales of the Courage, Power, and Wisdom it takes to conquer all of life's obstacles. Hear humans from all walks of life share their legends of conquering fear, overcoming obesity, defeating inner demons, and pushing far beyond the perceived limits of human potential. Join me as we dive deep into these stories that have only recently emerged from one of the world's most challenging races. This is the Legend of the Death Race Podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/legend-of-the-death-race/support

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November 19, 2020 42 min

Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

Ronald Tortola hails from Texas and was a life long athlete who came across endurance racing during the brief period of Death Race's absence. Participating in Hurricane Heats and Agoge, he thought he was prepared for the challenge of the Death Race. As he would soon discover, there is no race like The Death Race. Li...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

In this week's episode, we hear from Tera Spencer, a single mother who got sober and found fitness as her new outlet. Upon discovering fitness, she found Camp Rhino in Las Vegas, and shortly after met the one and only Rob Barger, after crewing the 2014 Death Race, the compelling need to compete herself took over. Te...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

This week Tony continues his conversations with a string of female interviews with Mynet Velez, Law Enforcement Officer, and ambassador of Family Reach; a non-profit that raises money to help cover the living expenses of families as they battle cancer.

'Ma' (as she is affectionately called) speaks about her New ...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

Alex Terrazas is an International Spartan Championship racer who caught his first glimpse of the Death Race in 2014 when he volunteered for the Mexico Death Race. With the help of some gentle persuasion, he traveled to Vermont to participate in summer 2015’s race.

Listen to this weeks' episode as he shares his exper...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

In this week's episode, Tony catches up with the creator of the Spartan WOD, Jason Jaksetic. Jason was no stranger to the world of endurance races when he found himself living on Joe’s property to train for the Death Race; earning him the nickname “Barn Beast”.

He shares his hindsight on what motivated him to get ou...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

In Episode 45 we catch up with Leyla Di Cori, a veteran of both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Death Races. Up until two months ago, Leyla had spent the better part of the past decade training for the day where she would finally earn her skull. That is, until earlier this summer when she received a diagnosis of cancer. Listen as s...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

On this week’s legend, we meet Marine Corps Major Maggie Seymour. In 2014 Maggie’s military experience had already taught her how to play the Death Race game; go hard, get out of your head, hack the system. And yet something went awry in 2014. Unphased, she carried on with life until a familiar friend suggested giving D...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

In this weeks' forty-third podcast episode, we talk to Frank Fumich; an entrepreneur whose racing career includes raising funds for causes close to his heart. Listen as he recalls his history leading up to his 2011 legend after meeting one of the founders of the Death Race and pivots from his familiar world of racin...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

This week's podcast features the father of all death racers, 2007 Inaugural Winner Doug Lewis. Doug, was an Olympic medalist in skiing who went into the Death Race expecting little more than a quick trail run on that fateful day 13 years ago.  Fast forward through race history and we find that the roots of the Death...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

In the forty-first episode, we catch up with Jesus Chavez as he recalls his experience from the 2014 Summer and Mexico Death Races. His legend includes creative ways to train for the Vermont slopes in the flatlands of the Midwest, with a throwback to one of the original Death Race training camps. Most importantly, Jesus...

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Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

Join us as we catch up with Scottish Death Racer John Chambers. John is a next-generation Death Racer who came to the event through the Spartan Agoge and a series of other endurance challenges from ‘Across the Pond’; listen as he recalls with delightful humor battling emergency surgeries, training deadlines, and an ambi...

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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-ninth episode of the podcast, we hear from Dion Mindykowski. In 2014 Dion happened upon a chance meeting with one of Death Race’s most recognizable figures, leading him down the path that would become his legend. Recognizing his strength in cold weather led him to discover the drive to face the more challe...

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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-eighth episode of the podcast, we connect with Jeff Robinette, who competed in the 2012 Summer Death Race as well as the 2015 Winter Death Race. At the time, Jeff had been diagnosed with cancer, but he never let it stop him from challenging himself to go beyond his limits. We discuss what mindset it takes ...

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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-seventh episode of the podcast, we connect with Anthony Capone who first started participating in Death Race all the way back in 2008. You're in for a real treat with this episode as we go back in time and review some of the crazy challenges faced over the years. Tune in to find out why Anthony kept co...

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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-sixth episode of the podcast, we connect with Francis Gennarelli, owner of Mud Sweat Tears in Verona, NJ, who started racing competitively and fell in love with endurance events. Francis qualified and competed in all 3 Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland and Sweden taking 2nd place in his AG in 20...

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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-fifth episode of the podcast, we connect with one of the latest generations of Death Racer, Ashley Alarcon who competed in the 2019 Death Race. Previously a belly dancer, Ashley takes us on her interesting journey to the 2019 Death Race. From failing her first Spartan Race to competing in a Death Race, it ...

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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-fourth episode of the podcast, we decided to bring an entire team back together to discuss their team Death Race. In this episode, you'll hear about the Team Death Race experience of previous guests Shane Ellison and Matt Waller, as well as their fellow teammates Valerie Smith and Stephen Crawford. We ...

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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 tel...

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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-second episode of the podcast, we connect with the one and only, Johnny Waite. Johnny has been involved in the Death Race for quite a bit of time, during which he's had the opportunity to participate in Winter, Summer, and Team variations of the Death Race. He has even taken to the Darkside and played ...

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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-first episode of the podcast, we connect with Lauren Cisneros who considers herself the everyday person and athlete who uses these events as a way to overcome adversity. Lauren entered the Death Race with little preparation but a whole lot of motivation to overcome any obstacles thrown her way. After losin...

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