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Age: 42
DOB: 04/09/1977
Born: Provo Utah United States
Height: 5' 9" - 175cm
Weight: 145lbs - 66kg
Born: Provo Utah United States
Lives: Stansbury Park Utah United States

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Hobie Call was the first superstar in the sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR). He burst on the OCR scene before there even was one and became the icon for the competitive sport side of OCR and established the standard for how how a top obstacle racer could perform.

Beyond his star status in the sport, Hobie was also the first high profile ambassador for OCR. His love of the sport beamed through the hundreds of pre and post race conversations he had with fans, as did his message of putting fun into fitness.

Although retired from competitive obstacle racing, Hobie still makes appearances at the occasional race to run with family and friends, and lives his mission to inspire others to live healthier, believe in themselves, follow their hearts and never give up!

57 Overall Wins and 72 Podiums in 79 Elite Obstacle Course Races
Spartan World Champion: 2011, 2013, 2016
2012 Spartan World Championships - 2nd Place
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Hobie Call: OCR Legend

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February, 2011 in Temecula, California at a Spartan Super. My wife Irene thought I'd like it. At first, I thought it looked silly - I didn't want to go roll around in the mud. But, it kept popping back up in my mind, so I looked at it again and thought, "What the heck, why not!" That began a pretty cool chapter in my life.

I like to chase the impossible and make it possible. I want to prove that if you’re willing to give it all you’ve got, anything can be done. Don’t give up and believe in yourself. Just keep going. I want others to see that they can do it too, if they’re willing to do the work.

Maybe Australia, that's a place I want to visit. If not there though, it would have to be somewhere warm with a high of 80 or above, but most importantly, it's about the people. I love venues that are lively and engaged, and packed with people who are seeking challenges and not running from them – thousands of people just like that, in one place, at one time.

I am the choir director at my church. And, I even sing from time to time, but I’m half-mediocre at best. Truth is, I only sound good when the radio is louder than I am.

I'll give you three off the top of my head: Ryan Atkins – his stamina is phenomenal. His ability to do long grueling races week after week is amazing. Hunter McIntyre – someone his size that's able to combine strength with ability to run fast and long; now that's amazing. Cody Moat – his life is most like mine, so I know how much he has to balance and how hard it is to compete at the level he does.

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2019 Spartan Sprint, Las Vegas 3/9

  • Awesome time battling it out in Vegas today! —
🥇VJ Jones 28:10 @veejay_jones
🥈Cody Moat 28:18 @cody.moat
🥉Hobie Call 29:33 @callhobie
#spartanrace #spartanvegas #ocr #spartanpro #trailrunning #fitlincmedia #ocr #obstacleracing
  • Dusting the old kicks off for the Spartan Vegas Sprint 👟
See everyone Saturday - Say hello if you see me around!
#spartan #spartanrace #ocr #obstacleracing #fitlincmedia #obstacleedge
  • Trick or treat
  • So summer has come to an end. We are prepping for our last hike of the season. We set a goal of 10 out of 15 hikes and tomorrow we will start out on number 10 Kings Peak. This will be Irene and Forest's first overnight backpacking trip. It is going to be total awesomeness.  @sunwarriortribe #solgoodbars
  • I was asked to be the Grand Marshal of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in Tooele this weekend. Was a great time for me and my family. #lucasoiloffroad #spartanrace
  • Be different they say. 
Be yourself they say. 
I think i may just put those mottos to the test in the future.  You see, it turns out i thoroughly enjoy running with spears and intermittently stopping to do modified pull ups with them. 
It all started with needing to find a way to put pull ups into my hikes.  I had dropped my focus on training to break the world record for the most pull ups in 1 minute this spring, when the weather warmed up and we started doing mountain peak hikes.  But as the months went by, i realized that i did indeed want to continue to train pull ups, but i also wanted to continue hiking. 
Solution?  Grab your old spears and try doing pull ups with them as you hike.  Turns out it works pretty well.  And i REALLY enjoy it.  I truly am strange. 
But, i own it with a smile, and now i can do 2 things i love at the same time.  Bonus.  Anyway, today we hiked/ran up and down Deseret Peak in just under 4 hours.  I stopped every 5 minutes and did 15 pull ups.  Adding a couple quick sets at the end of the hike and i got in a total of 720.  They are easier than a regular pull up of course, as i have to balance myself with my feet, but still a solid workout that gets the result im looking for. 
I sure do enjoy watching the reaction of people when they see you charging down the mountain towards them with 2 spears aiming their direction. :) Of course ive got to give a shout out to Joe Hill from for providing me with some fine new spears. 



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