Unlocking Athletic Potential

Episode #35 | Nicole Mericle - How the Spartan World Champion Aims to Elevate Women's OCR

February 13, 2021 Ian Deeth and Johnny Tieu Season 1 Episode 35
Unlocking Athletic Potential
Episode #35 | Nicole Mericle - How the Spartan World Champion Aims to Elevate Women's OCR
Show Notes

We welcome one of the dominant athletes from the world of Obstacle Course racing to the @unlockingathleticpotential podcast, Nicole Mericle.

Nicole is a 5-time obstacle course racing world champion and the current OCR 3km, Spartan Race World Champion and Spartan Trifecta Champion.

However, she is now on a new mission - to elevate women’s OCR and create a super team of female athletes, pushing them to unlock their athletic potential. Nicole is also passionate about helping increase women’s participation and depth in the sport.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her recent Instagram post on ‘the gender gap’ and her super plan to elevate women’s OCR
  • Her own athletic journey and how background in running and climbing helped create the perfect foundation to compete in OCR
  • The sporting moment that has brought her the greatest sense of happiness
  • Her ‘Elevator Pitch’ to persuade newbie athletes to try OCR for the first time
  • How male OCR athletes can also help elevate women’s OCR
  • How companies such as Spartan can support her plan
  • Which OCR events she rates as her favourite
  • Her key advice for anyone looking to Unlock their Athletic Potential in OCR

You can find more details about Nicole’s Women’s OCR Development Team in the bio to her Instagram account.

The two book recommendations Nicole mentions in the podcast are:

‘Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe’ by Becky Wade 

‘The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer’ by David Roche and Megan Roche

Unlocking Athletic Potential proudly partners with Red Dot Running Company, who specialise in sports nutrition and running kit and are based in Singapore. You can find them at rdrc.sg