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Age: 27
DOB: 11/01/1991
Born: Urbana Illinois United States
Height: 5' 6" - 168cm
Weight: 125lbs - 57kg
Born: Urbana Illinois United States
Lives: Somerville Massachusetts United States

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Hammond grew up in northern California but is currently on the inferior side of the country to attend medical school at Harvard. She has a track and field mid distance background, running at Swarthmore college and garnering All America honors in the 1500m. She continued to run post collegiately for the Norwegian track club IK Tjalve before starting med school and petering the heck out of repetitive cross training and running workouts. She discovered her unusual baseline grip and upper body strength when she started climbing in 2017. After a brief crossfit stint, she tried out OCR in 2018 and never looked back. OCR, to her, is all about variety and growth. Her breakout 2nd place finish at the 2018 Spartan North American Championships in WV was the longest she had ever run in her life, but she enjoys new experiences and, apparently, isn't *so* bad at the longer distances. She continued her success with a 2nd at 2018 Spartan World Championships in Tahoe and then 2nd at the 2018 OCR World Championships 3k in London.
At the same time, she began to question which specialty she wanted to pursue in medical school; this, together with her success in OCR, led her to decide to postpone residency and dedicate more time to both OCR and life searching. Stay tuned.

Spartan Pro Team
Short (3-5 miles / 5k-8k)
Mid (5-12 miles / 8k-20k)
2018 Spartan World Championship - 2nd Place
2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championship 3k - 2nd Place
2018 Spartan North American Championship - 2nd Place
2019 Spartan U.S. National Series Super, Alabama - 3rd Place
2019 Spartan U.S. National Series Super, Jacksonville - 4th Place
2018 Spartan Stadium Sprint, AT&T Park, Sat & Sun, San Francisco, CA - 1st / 1st
2018 Spartan World Championships Beast, Tahoe, CA - 2nd
2018 Spartan North American Championships Beast, West Virginia - 2nd
2018 Spartan Super & Sprint, Boston, MA - 1st / 1st
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Link Endurance Podcast

In this episode Mo and Miles catch up with Rebecca Hammond after her 2nd place finish amongst a STACKED field of pro women at the recent Spartan Race West Virginia North American Championships. We talk about:
* Her race recap
* How she balances OCR training with a tedious med school schedule
* How she uses the Whoop Recovery strap to dictate daily training & training intensity
* Her training on only 4-5 45-60 minute runs per week and more!!

Obstacle Dominator

Jan 25, 2019 - Every couple of a years a new dark horse stud muffin makes their way into our growing sport of OCR. In 2018, that was Rebecca Hammond. Collegiate runner turned obstacle racer, Rebecca shocked the field by literally fumbling her way to a 2nd place in a series Spartan Race, taking down the champ of the females, Lindsay Webster in the process. We chat about:
-Becca’s background and why she’s chosen OCR as her home to drop the hammer…
-Hunter’s obssesion with Zimbabwe and super charged dislike of hippies and “spiritual people.”
-How Beni is apparently turning into an athletic pothead…And much more!

Student Profile

2017 Harvard Medical School Student Profile.

Q & A

My first obstacle race was a Tough Mudder at Mount Snow in Vermont. I did it because my boyfriend at the time was doing it with his soccer friends. I remember thinking, "this is soooo far" and also (as I ran in circles and up and down the mountain to wait), "too bad this isn't an actual race". It was another year before i found out about the competitive ones.

For me, competition becomes a proxy for meaning in life. I don't mean to say that I don't find life meaningful; it's more that I think life would be existentially easier for me if I were, for example, a prehistoric woman fighting off sabertooth tigers to survive.

I would run it somewhere with really really bad conditions so I wouldn't have to run as fast xD

I'm half Chinese

Faye Stenning. Girl knows how to live life.

I probably would have gotten more into rock climbing or crossfit.

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Spartan U.S. Championship Series Race #1, 2/23, Jacksonville, FL
Spartan U.S. Championship Series Race #2, 3/16, Alabama
Spartan U.S. Championship Series Race #3, 4/13, Seattle
Spartan U.S. Championship Series Race #4, 5/18, Big Bear
Spartan U.S. Championship Series Race #5, 7/20, Utah

  • When your best friend from 7th grade comes to visit 
@squashita has always been the brawn in the relationship
Like my powerlifting shoes?
#waymorefunthansparklingwater #brawnsandbun #sandwho #powerlifting #spartanpro #spartanrace @parlorsports
  • Decided to shake things up in the Spartan US National series: am probably not running Seattle (@spartanrace outed me, so I'll announce it here 😁). I hurt my ankle at Alabama and haven't been running these past weeks. I've been weighing the cost v benefit of potentially eking out this next race at the risk of turning a manageable injury into a horrible one, vs giving up the series and healing properly for a kick ass rest of the season. I have experience maintaining fitness with crosstraining and am actually pretty confident I could do well in spite of not having run, but that is assuming I finish it without disaster. And even then, where would that leave me for the next race? It's a long season. Racing would certainly set my recovery waaay back, and injury cycles are the stupidest.
The lessons I've learned in the past four weeks: 1) DONT RACE LONG DISTANCE RACES IN NEW SHOES 2) think big picture. Consider your reasons for prioritizing the immediate future, the season, your athletic career, your life. If I hadnt run the Sprint on this injury, it probably would have taken a week instead of a month to heal. And now, i'm thinking that things like series rankings should probably not come before my health for the rest of the season.
And with that, I wish a Happy birthday to all my Spartan ladies xoxo 😘😘 (I'll be there to cheer you on!!)
P.S. don't worry, I'll come back stronger 👼
#spartanseattle #spartanusns2019 #spartanpro #safetyfirst #priorities
  • Just kidding, I'm not really a leprechaun - my last post was just an April Fool's joke! Anyway here is a pic of me at the premiere for @milliondolarmilecbs in NYC last week. I borrowed @jingyeezy 's dress, drove down to NY in an old beat-up car, and changed in a parking garage bathroom. (Z list celebrities - they're just like us!)
Thanks @bradooooooo for keeping me company on the ride! No thanks to stinky @jbphilgram for being too sleepy to meet up. #neverforgive
Remember to tune in to CBS to watch the hunt [**EDIT**: Saturdays at 8pm, starting May 4th!!] 🏹
@springhillentertainment #milliondollarmile #leprechauns #spartanpro #spartanrace #spartanwomen #theyrejustlikeus
  • So it turns out I'm a leprechaun and I'll be moving to Ireland!
📸 @bradooooooo .
#lifechanges #leprechaun #turnsout #spartanpro #endurelite
  • The future is now @bkbx ⏳⏳⏳
My gym's got it all - cutting edge tech, the equipment and guidance needed to train and recover 💯...AND GUESS WHAT I'M TEAMING WITH THEM TO CREATE OCR-SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING!!
OCR world beware, the folk of Boston will be prepared...Stay tuned 🤖👽🛸
🎥 @jesseod
#ocrtraining #cryotherapy #makeadventureyoursport #brooklynboulders
#spartanrace #spartanpro #spartanboston #obstacleracing #runboston
  • run me run you we all run @newbalance !! So fun to see my stride at the T stop 🤗
🎥 @sirusf
 #runboston #runlikeabos #newbalancerunning #bostonmarathon #spartanpro #endurelite



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