At 47 years old, Weiskopf became the oldest Men’s CHARGE Champion in HARD CHARGE history. He brought home the title and Truss by racing an average pace of 8:49 min/mile and finishing in a time of 36:58, beating second-place finisher, Jason Braun, by nearly one full minute. Wichita resident, Nathan Palmer, took third place in a time of 37:53.
In her first obstacle course race, Meyer upset last year’s Women’s Champion, Emily McVay of Wichita, and won the race in a time of 44:20. She maintained an average pace per mile of 10:34, beating McVay, who finished in 46:20. Three-time HARD CHARGE top 5 finisher and Wichita resident, Janeth Diaz, placed third in a time of 47:22.
A full list of top placers can be found on the HARD CHARGE Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/
The event was HARD CHARGE’s second in Wichita, and hosted thousands of participants, volunteers, spectators and local vendors. Three episodes were filmed for HARD CHARGE, the first and only obstacle course racing television series. It focuses on the world’s fastest-growing adventure sport and the athletes who compete for the title of CHARGE Champion. The series airs nationally on Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and various local affiliates across the country. Locally, episodes can be seen on KSCW every Saturday night at 7.
Those interested in taking part in the next HARD CHARGE will have the opportunity on May 17 in Minneapolis. Viewers can watch the series, then decide if they’ll CHARGE a HARD CHARGE course for Fun or CHARGE for Glory to earn a spot to race on TV. See a full list of upcoming events and register at HardCharge.com/
In addition to the strong turnout, the event benefitted Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health. Also, hundreds of shoes were collected and donated to national charitable organization, Barrel Aid.