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Age: 29
DOB: 07/23/1989
Born: Arkport New York United States
Height: 5' 10" - 178cm
Weight: 165lbs - 75kg
Born: Arkport New York United States
Lives: Charlotte North Carolina United States

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Brian started obstacle racing with the Spartan Super in Temecula, California in 2012. His sports background includes high school Cross-Country, Track & Field, Baseball and Basketball. Brian served with distinction in the U.S. Marines, having competed two tours in Afghanistan and receiving multiple awards including the Purple Heart.

Spartan Pro Team
Mid (5-12 miles / 8k-20k)
Long (12-18 miles / 20k-30k)
2017 Spartan U.S. Elite Points Series 2nd Place
2017 Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series 6th Place
2017 Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series, Ashville, NC 3rd Place
3x OCRWC (25-29 AG) Champion (2014, 2015, 2016)
2014 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships
2019 Spartan U.S. National Series, Jacksonville, FL - 8th Place
2018 Spartan Elite Sprint #1, Charlotte, North Carolina - 1st Place
2018 Spartan Elite Sprint Winter, Greek Park - 1st Place
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Link Endurance Podcast

October 2018
Interview with Elite OCR athlete, Marine, & Purple Heart Recipient Brian Gowiski: Motivational Speeches, and Chopping Firewood.

Q & A

Temecula Spartan Race in 2012. I did it because a friend of mine said she wanted to do one race every month for a full calendar year. Spartan Race was the first race she chose for us.

It might sound cliché, but I love the competition. I thrive on trying to narrow the gap between myself and the top athletes in OCR. Every day I train with that in mind.

I would say either Italy or Scotland. I'm drawn to the beauty of these countries.

I eat way too much ice cream. I mostly eat healthy, but ice cream is my weakness.

My two buddies Earl Granville and Jonathan Lopez. Both are adaptive athletes but they both are crushing the same course as the rest of us. Earl is missing a leg and Jonathan is missing an arm, but you should see those two do a rope climb. It is simply amazing.

I have always dreamed of being a football player. It's my favorite sport and I would like to think I would have put an effort towards that.

Spartan U.S. National Series, Jacksonville, FL 2/23

  • The “Eye of the Tiger”.... 💪🏼🐅 #roar
  • It was a fast course in Alabama today. After not pushing hard out of the gate in Jacksonville, I wanted to put myself in contention by going out fast and running in the top 5 for the first few miles...slowly but surely people started passing by. I ended up in 11th but I’m happy with the strategy I went with today. Looking forward to hitting the hometown Charlotte course in a few weeks! #spartan @linkendurancecoaching
  • All registered for the second race of the US @spartanrace Series in Alabama next week. Unfortunately, it’s not looking like I will be able to make it to Seattle. Either way, I’m going to try to make it to as many of the big races as possible because I love mixing it up with the best of OCR! #endurelite #familyoffast #ocr
  • It was nice to leave the cold temps of North Carolina and spend some time in the warm weather in Jacksonville. I had fun competing against everyone and I’m looking forward to improving on my 8th place finish as the @spartanrace series heads to Alabama in a few weeks! Thanks to @linkendurancecoaching for helping me prepare for the race and to @endurelite for the pre and post race fuel. #fitlincmedia #familyoffast
  • Now that the season is starting up it is going to be hard to find time to work on my side projects. Sooooo, here is my project that I worked on during the off-season! 
I am pretty happy with it so far. I have a couple touch ups to do and a couple stools to make but the hard part is done. Big thanks to my Dad for the free wood (that stuff is expensive if you buy it locally!) and @aumickzach for helping me get the wood from NY to NC. 
#wiskiwood #woodworking #handmade #diy
  • Thirsty for the start of the 2019 season 🤤.... @linkendurancecoaching #battlefrog #rip #ocr #tbt #endurelite #fitlincmedia



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