With Spring upon us, the racing season has kicked off with gusto across Europe, with multiple Spartan events, The OCR Series starting, UKOSF time trials, and OCR athletes competing in Hyrox.
This has seen huge changes across the world-wide Obstacle Course Racing athlete leaderboards with a slew of new entries and a range of nationalities now represented.
However, the biggest thing to not change is the very top of the female leaderboard. Ida Mathilde Steensgaard (Den, 1) is still dominating with an average score of 13.6. Hot on her tail is fellow Dane, Ulrikke Evensen (Den, 2) with 11.8, after impressive performances at Spartan Mallorca against a strong field.
In the men’s leaderboard, we see a new entry from France’s Thibault Jean (Fra, 1) with an average of 11.2 after podium performances at Spartan Mallorca & Stade de France. In 3rd place is another new entry from Pavel Hrdina (CZ, 3) with 9 points, securing this spot with 2nd place at Spartan Mallorca Sprint, 2nd at Rakaca-to Sprint, and first at the Super. Fellow Czech Peter Dornak (CZ, 7) joins Hrdina after battling him at Rakaca-to and securing 1st in the Sprint, and 2nd in the Super.
Back to the women, special mention is given to Becky Neal (UK, 8) and her Hyrox teammates (Federica De Caria, Nicki Johnson, and Anya Plyushkina) for setting a new World Record in the women’s team event. Neal also secured 1st place at the Hungarian National Championships (5th overall) and is currently sitting in 4th place on the UKOSF TT leaderboard.
In the US Kris Rugloski (USA, 3) moved up one place, continuing her reign and showing her adaptability after taking 1st place at Hyrox Dallas, and 2nd at GORUCK Games.