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World OCR Rankings – October 2023

October saw the OCR World Championships take place in Mammoth Mountain, California. With four competitive events happening over three days, our results are primarily influenced by the intense competition between the world’s elite athletes competing in Mammoth. However, over the same weekend, we also saw Savage Texas, the British OCR Championships, and the Madrid 3k final., followed by the final of the spartan 3k series in Mexico.

Topping the leaderboard for the men is Ian Hosek (USA, 1). With 2nd place in the 15k, 2nd in the 3k, 1st co-ed team, and 1st male team he swept the leaderboard at OCRWC with consistently strong performances across multiple disciplines. He is followed by Ryan Atkins (CAN, 2) who took 1st in the 15k, 4th in the 3k, and 1st in the male team event, alongside Hosek, and Leon Kofoed. Kofoed (DEN, 3) rounded out the top 3 with performances at not only OCRWC but also the Mexico 3k final in San Luis.

Also at San luis was fellow Dane, Ida Mathilde Steensgaard, (DEN, 5). Her 1st place there landed her 2nd in the NA Elite Series. Manuel Dufuax (CH, 5) topped the NA Elite Series leaderboard, as well as taking 3rd place in the OCRWC 3k as well as 2nd in the co-ed teams.

Norwegian athlete Signy Karoline Kolstoe (SWE, 3) entered the leaderboard for the first time in 3rd place after her 5th position at the OCRWC 15k, 7th in the 3k, 2nd place in the co-ed team, and 1st place in the 100m.

The female top three was rounded out with Lindsay Webster (Can, 1), Nicole Mericle (USA,2) and Annie Dube (USA, 3), after their clean sweep of the 3k & 15k across the weekend.

November sees huge competitions taking place, with World’s Toughest Mudder, Sparta Trifecta World Champs, and the Savage series final to name a few, championship season is truly upon us.






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October 4-6, 2024 | California, USA
Francesca Chiorando
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Francesca Chiorando

Francesca started running OCR in 2013, and after devouring all the information she could find on the sport, she began writing about it herself. With OCR quickly gaining traction in the UK where she lives, she launched her own site, Mud Is My Makeup, in 2014.

Since then she has gone on to produce content for publications including OCR Europe, Mud Run Guide, Mudstacle, Obstacle Race Magazine, and Obstacle Mud Runner Magazine, as well as OCRWC.

Francesca loves exploring every aspect of the sport as much as she loves to explore the courses themselves. Very much an average athlete, her goal has always been to encourage the everyday person to get muddy and active and discover how much joy suffering out on a course can bring.

Her first experience of OCRWC was the epic Blue Mountain in 2016, although she’d been following the event from the early days. The whole atmosphere, set up, and experience had her hooked and she knew that this was an organization that she not only wanted to support, but be involved with, and to help bring the spirit of OCRWC to a wider audience.

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