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The Man Who Would Be King with Rich Ryan

By Jeff Barton It’s the pinnacle of the DEKA FIT experience: earning the crown of an Elite World Champion. Hundreds of athletes attempted to qualify. Twelve of the best hybrid athletes on the planet did battle in Atlantic City with the world title on the line. One man planned the race of a lifetime and… Read more »

Rising To The Occasion with Carly Wopat

By Jeff Barton Already a mover and shaker in the Pro Womens volleyball scene, hybrid racing has caught her eye and the sport may never be the same again. She’s fully focused, invested and aiming for one, two, maybe three DEKA World Championships in Dallas. Welcome to the hybrid spotlight, Carly Wopat. Carly Wopat, a… Read more »

The Young, Multi-Sport Veteran Veejay Jones

By Jeff Barton He’s been racing since he was four years old. At 16, he became the youngest ever to win a Spartan Race at the elite level. He is a two-time OCR World Champion. And now the hybrid scene has piqued his interest and he’s fully focused on training for the DEKA FIT World… Read more »

Pain, Gain and Breaking the Chain with Terra Jackson

By Jeff Barton All right, Terra. Give me an idea where your head was before and after the West Palm Beach race last year, heading towards the 2022 DEKA World Championships. Coming into West Palm, I just finished my off-season strength training cycle so I wasn’t aerobically at my fittest. My goal was to turn… Read more »

Always Aiming Sky High With Ryan Kent

By Jeff Barton As one of the most successful OCR and hybrid racers of all time, expectations are always high when this guy hits the starting line. But none are as high as the expectations he puts on himself. It’s a proven formula for success. It’s the Ryan Kent Way. Ryan, let’s take a look… Read more »

Top 3 All Time DEKA Marks

DEKA FIT Females: 32:27 Meg Jacoby (Free Agent) 32:44 Terra Jackson (Rise Fitness)  33:09 Alandra Greenlee (CrossFit Morristown)  DEKA FIT Males: 28:28 Rylan Schadegg (Free Agent)  28:38 Ryan Kent (Train More Hybrid/Yancy Camp) 28:52 Rich Ryan (RMR Training)  DEKA FIT Team Females: 29:05 Bethany McChesney & Heather White 29:32 Alex Walker & Bridget Brown  29:33… Read more »

Why Special Guests Made DEKA FIT SoCal So Special

DEKA FIT SoCal was the biggest DEKA FIT event that we’ve ever hosted. Athletes from all over the country came together to compete and celebrate fitness. But DEKA FIT SoCal was not only special because it was the biggest event in DEKA history, it was so special because we had some VERY special guests. #1… Read more »

2022 DEKA Lights Up NorCal!

At our very first DEKA FIT event in California, athletes from the age of 15 to 70 came together to earn their DEKA Marks. The Team Heats at this event were a celebration of fitness that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.  We want to give a special thank you to the… Read more »

Celebrating Fitness on a Higher Level!

After a two year wait, DEKA FIT Denver came to life this past Saturday and the Mile High City celebrated fitness with the largest crowd in DEKA history! All levels of fitness from all over the U.S. came together once again and earned their DEKA FIT Marks!  We especially want to say thank you to… Read more »


Join us in Austin on March 26 for an epic event! Marathon Kids, DEKA, and our Austin TX DEKA Affiliate HIT Athletic have teamed together to provide Spartan’s latest full body functional fitness bodyweight test DEKA FIRE to the Austin community. Join us March 26, 2022 from 12 pm to test your fitness and support… Read more »