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Taylor Turney loves training hard and chasing big goals. Before 2015, and his first obstacle course race, he wasn't sure which sport he wanted to pursue. He had competed in football, wrestling, soccer and track before suffering a season ending head injury during his sophomore year in high school. For health and longevity, he switched to endurance sports and finished out high school competing in cross-country running, cross-country skiing, and track.
Taylor walked on to his college track team, but never found his stride until he discovered OCR. He is currently hammering up and down mountains in Alaska with a renewed passion for all things running, climbing, and obstacle-ing.
Spartan Pro Roster
Mid (5-12 miles/8k-20k)
2018 Spartan World Championships, Lake Tahoe, CA - 18th
EP 14 – TAYLOR TURNEY – PRO SPARTAN RACER
Taylor Turney - Where to start. A young buck full of laughs and smiles, but able to turn that into a deadly performance when it comes to racing. We didn’t know much about Spartan racing at the beginning of this podcast – but by the end we figured that Taylor is going to pretty much take over the sport. He is made for it – Lungs, Legs, Grip and Drive.
Really talented and only getting better, but don’t get us wrong – He is a family man with the right priorities. Recently a new dad he has some great insight on training WHILE keeping your family first.
The best part… just a general stoke on life that you will be sure to pick up through this episode.
Spartan Sprint Breckenridge in 2015. My wife ran the Spartan in Fort Carson as I spectated, and I was hooked before even trying one. We were living in Denver at the time and I signed up for the next available race! I couldn’t believe an organized running event would have you crawl uphill, on snow, under barbed wire… I had a blast.
I love the training journey. It challenges me mentally, physically, and spiritually. Competing creates the testing grounds where I can push to my absolute limit among other like-minded athletes.
I would love to run an obstacle course at home in Alaska. We have yet to have a competitive OCR series take advantage of our epic mountains and natural obstacles. One of my favorite things about sport is the community surrounding it. Without a major race to train for and participate in, most Alaskans haven’t had the chance to experience the awesome-ness that is OCR.
I’m a new dad! My son motivates me to make the best out of every training opportunity. I not only want to teach him the value of hard work, but also the importance of family time and getting out in nature. Nothing beats pulling him on the trails in our KidRunner jogger and playing at the park during a family training sesh.
Mark Batres. He trains and competes at the highest level while prioritizing family and holding down a full-time job. I admire how he and his wife Natalie dominate races while being awesome parents.
Mountain Running! Since OCR hasn’t found Alaska yet, all my local races are mountain and trail races. My favorite parts of mountain running are the dangerously epic descents. Also, Ridge is actually my middle name.
I'm always trying to push my limits and become the best athlete and person I can be. I’m training to win, but the joy is in the journey!