SEASON 4 | Host: Beni Gifford
SEASON 4 | Host: Beni Gifford
Beni jumped into obstacle racing in 2014 (after dancing professionally lost it’s fire) and immediately drew attention. Ontop of over 35 career wins/podiums in his 2 years of professional obstacle racing, Beni is well known for his TV appearances: Winning season 1 of Spartan Ultimate Team challenge on NBC, Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge on CMT (and more on ESPN, CMT & MTV.) Beni brings a diverse realm of content and insight to the podcast that lets listeners see sides of the guest they never would have known. Currently in Dallas Texas, Beni is passionate about helping others reach a life of athletic adventure and does so through coaching his clients online at YancyCamp.com.
Season 3 | Hosts: Beni & Brakken
Compiling over 30 career wins and 70+ podium finishes dating back to 2011, Brakken Kraker has been a mainstay in the sport of OCR since it’s inception. With a background in multiple sports, including collegiate track & field, Brakken took to OCR immediately and never looked back. As one of the premier racers and coaches in the sport, Brakken brings a unique, experienced-based and very cerebral approach to all things endurance. Although a middle distance specialist by nature, Brakken has enjoyed success at every level from short courses to ultra distances.
Season 2 | Hosts: Beni & Hunter
Hunter McIntyre, commonly known in the Obstacle Course Racing world as “The Sheriff”, has been one of the driving forces of the sport of obstacle racing. Born on the East coast, he grew up always chasing the challenges around his neighborhood, from climbing trees to racing cross-country. After college he fell in love with the fitness world, and particularly obsessed over powerlifting and spin classes.
During these fitness ventures, he eventually sought out opportunities to challenge himself outside of the gym. Starting out with local 5ks and half marathons, he quickly stumbled upon his first Spartan race during 2011 in his hometown of Malibu. Quickly hooked on the new and growing sport of Spartan racing, he went “all in”, committing himself to being a podium athlete.
As the years rolled on, he established himself as a top Reebok Spartan pro team athlete with a unique twist. Between spinning and competing in races around the world, Hunter’s life is packed full with sweat drenched inspirational stories and a ton of time in the trenches that has allowed him to lend a great deal of expertise to the Obstacle Dominator podcast and the Obstacle Dominator training plans.
Season 1 | Hosts: Ben Greenfield & Hunter
Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer and, in 2013, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.
Ben is the founder and owner of KION, a company that provides everything a human being needs to achieve peak performance, look amazing, defy aging, and live an adventurous, fulfilling, joyful and limitless life.
Over the past decade, Ben has competed in bodybuilding, tennis, water polo, and volleyball, and he now competes primarily as a triathlete and obstacle racer. Ben blogs and podcasts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com. He resides in Spokane, WA with his wife and twin boys. His goal in life is to help people achieve amazing feats of physical performance without destroying their bodies.