It should come as no surprise to anyone to see Kris Rugloski (USA, 1) moving up two spaces to take the top spot in this month’s obstacle course racing athlete rankings, with an impressive average of 14.6 points. Racing every single weekend of May saw her top the Savage points leaderboard with wins at SC and MD. After a personal best performance at the Hyrox World Championships, clinching her the Women’s World Title, she competed the next day at Spartan Big Bear, taking 3rd place, alongside a win at Austin placing her joint 3rd in the Spartan Leaderboard. If this wasn’t enough, she claimed first at Frontline OCR with an impressive 20-minute margin, placing 7th overall, all while racing in a weighted vest.
The Male leaderboard is topped by Dutch athlete Jesse De Heer (NL, 1) with 12.8 points. De Heer moved up 5 places this month for his performances including wins at Nature Race, and the Czech OCR Championships. Ryan Atkins (CA, 2) is hot on his tail with 12.4 points, sitting second on the Spartan Series leaderboard after his win at Big Bear. Also second place for women is the other half of OCR’s sweethearts, Lindsay Webster (CA, 2) with 10.8 points, after taking first at Big Bear, and sitting top of the Spartan Leaderboard.
All eyes have been on Glen Racz (USA, 6) and he has broken into the top ten with 7.8 points after an impressive 3rd place at Deka SoCal, 1st at Grit Claw, and 1st at Grit Feng OCR. We expect to see more appearances throughout the season from Racz.
Another new entry on the women’s board is UK’s Nikki Johnson (UK,7), taking joint 7th with Emma Cook Clark (USA, 7). Johnson broke into the leaderboard with a win at Spartan series race London West Sprint, and 1st Place at Nuclear Rush day 1. Cook Clark, also sitting at joint 7 re-entered the top ten with her 2nd place at Big Bear, sitting joint 3rd in the Spartan Series leaderboard with Rugloski.