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Age: 29
DOB: 09/14/1989
Born: Whitefish Montana United States
Height: 5' 11" - 180cm
Weight: 153lbs - 69kg
Born: Whitefish Montana United States
Lives: Driggs Idaho United States

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Ian was born and raised in Whitefish, MT, surrounded by mountains and grizzly bears. Growing up he participated in just about every sport he could; tennis, soccer, ice hockey, mountain biking, cross country skiing and downhill skiing, making every day a new adventure. In late 2014 he started taking OCR seriously and has been training and racing consistently ever since.

Professionally, Ian has collaborated with numerous high level physiologists and athletes while working for Hammer Nutrition and Nike, Inc. In 2017, he took this knowledge and experience with him and started his own coaching business, Hosek Performance Engineering. Using his engineering mindset and passion for sports science, Ian trains athletes and competes all over the globe.

Hosek P.E. & iSpire Motivational Coaching
BROCR Pro Team & Spartan Pro Roster
Mid (5-12 miles/8k-20k)
2019 Spartan World Championship 9th Place
2018 Spartan North American Championship, 7th Place
2018 Spartan Elite U.S. National Series, 6th Place
2017 OCRWC 15km Pro Division, 7th Place
2017 Spartan U.S. Elite Point Series, 6th Place
2018 - Spartan Beast Elite, Bigfork, Montana - 2nd Place
2018 - Spartan Super Elite, Glen Jean, West Virginia - 3rd Place
2018 - Spartan Sprint Elite, Chicago, Illinois - 1st Place
2017 - Spartan Beast Elite, Dallas, Texas - 1st Place
2017 - Spartan Beast Elite, Seattle, Washington - 2nd Place
2018 Driggs, ID Turkey Trot, 1st Place
2017 Whitefish, MT Turkey Trot 2nd Place
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Episode #39: Ian Hosek-Posek

Ian Hosek chillaxes with Hunter and Beni in Squaw Valley CA to chat about:

-How the owner of Dave’s Killer bread is quite the killer…

-How you can’t interrupt the recording everytime someone farts (yes that’s Rose Wetzel who walks by, smells the room and says “ooooh thats terrible!”)…

-Ian worked for Nike during their Breaking 2:00 marathon attempt and he got a deep inside look at the inner workings of how they choice and trained the athletes for the attempt…
…and much more!

Episode 126: Team AMA Pro OCR Athlete Ian Hosek Reviews Spartan World Championships

In this episode Miles and I chat with Team AMA Pro and Spartan Elite Ian Hosek. Ian gives us a great review of the recent Spartan World Championships where he placed 16th overall. He also talks about how to handle the cold water, fueling strategies, recovery tactics, and much more!!

Episode 111: Engineering Peak Performance with Ian Hosek

In this Episode, Elijah sits down with standout OCR talent and running coach Ian Hosek. In this episode, you will learn Ian’s background and how he went from never doing organized athletics to winning big Spartan Races.

This episode delves into all of the important topics that relate to obstacle racing performance including the important types of running to include in your running program. How to balance the week of running in terms of base runs, threshold runs, and above threshold runs. Also, what is the best way to incorporate strength training in an Obstacle Racing training program? And of course, the always important grip work is covered.

This is a dense detail oriented podcast that you can no afford to miss

Q & A

During college I got addicted to running and rock climbing. Once I started training, I excelled in both. A friend mentioned a local mud run and thought I would enjoy it. I signed up and in Fall 2011 I placed 2nd at the Mud Mash in San Luis Obispo and was hooked. Combining both of my passions it was the perfect blend of running and strength. Placing 2nd in my very first OCR race lit a fire in me and I vowed to win the next race they were hosting, the Mud Mash X. A 10 mile course designed by Navy Seals that wound through the foothills of CA to end with what they call "Frog Hill" (a 100 yard hill that was at a 40 degree incline). I trained rigorously and was able to come away with the win, just ahead of a Norwegian special forces member who was part of the Navy Seal team that designed the course.

My inspiration is to be the best I can be. I weigh myself not only against others, but my past and future self as well. Racing OCR provides an outlet for bringing out my inner kid, the rush of speeding down a mountain or playing on monkey bars is matched nowhere else.

Canmore, AB

I have had 6 concussions but not one of them is from OCR and I love board games.

Cody Moat. He knows how to train properly and when he sets his eyes on a race he prepares for it the right way.

Trail running, rock climbing, ski-mo racing, cross country skiing. The world is full of fun things to do!

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Seattle Spartan Super & Sprint Apr 13th & 14th
Montana Spartan Beast & Sprint May 4th & 5th
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