A relative new comer to OCR, this SoCal athlete is quickly becoming a top grind queen. With brains, beauty and badass skills, Marie Sweet is more than just a pretty name…she’s definitely one to keep on your OCR radar for sure.
Love At First Race...
I got into OCR almost a year ago now, and have raced 12 times since then. I guess you could say it was love at first race! I completed the sprint in Lake Elsinore, and knew immediately that I had found a new passion. I found myself altering my training style to start preparing for my upcoming races, and it became a lifestyle very quickly.
Key Moments In The Journey
My two best race moments would have to be hitting both spear throws at Worlds in Lake Tahoe, and driving 18 hours from SoCal to Breckinridge, CO in one day to race my first Beast! Being able to travel, explore, and sightsee so many different beautiful places because of OCR is just one of the many reasons I love this sport!
> What was your first OCR race?
I started racing in Jan. 2017. Lake Elsinore Spartan Sprint was my first race.
> Can you describe your best race or OCR accomplishment?
There have been many moments that I’m proud of, but my best race was the Super in San Jose (Diablo Grande), where I placed first in my age group.
What is your motivation for racing?
I race because I love both the mental and physical challenge. It is also an incredible community to be apart of!
Looking ahead, what are your OCR goals?
My OCR goals are too be competitive in the Elite heats, as well as to push myself to become the best OCR athlete I can be.
An Alternate Passion...Find Your Balance
Another passion of mine is the fashion industry, and about 6 months into my OCR journey, I became apart of the Find Your Balance Athletics team. We have decided to emanate our message through clothing and fitness apparel simply because of how being physically active can impact each and every one of us in a positive manner. Find Your Balance is a life brand that is focused on finding and creating your balance, in your life. That is what is important to us!
Images courtesy: Marie Sweet. For more, connect at @mariesweet Also check out http://www.fybathletics.com/