Date of Birth: 12/21/1978
Born: Grand Junction, Colorado
Lives: Sandy, Utah
Short Distance (1-6 miles)
OCR Coach: Chris Judy
Brooke Bowen grew up swimming competitively and developed a training work ethic that has served her well as a multi-sport athlete. Over the years, she has focused on triathlon, marathon, swimming, p90x, and has now set her sights on becoming a dominant obstacle racer. Brooke balances her training, raising 3 kids with her husband, running her own business as a hairdresser, serving in her church, and managing her household with a laser sharp focus and commitment to being the best she can be in all areas. With her dedication to Obstacle Course Racing she continues to see improvements in strength and speed, and she loves teaching her kids the value of hard work that leads to success.
What was your first obstacle race and why did you do it?
2015 Spartan Utah Super. I was encouraged by a friend and really liked the idea of doing a run intermixed with strength and skill obstacles. I was attracted to Spartan because it seemed to be more of a challenge than just getting muddy.
What drives you to compete?
I'm so fulfilled by pushing my body and being able to do something that I previously couldn't. I want to find my limits and push through them. The ocr community is also a huge reason I want to get out to as many races as I can. I absolutely love the people I have met through competing.
If you could run an obstacle race anywhere in the world, where would it be?
New Zealand. I've always been intrigued with the lands "down under" and there could be so much variety in terrain.
What interesting fact do most fans of OCR not know about you?
I love to scuba dive. I'm fascinated by the ocean and all the creatures in it.
Who is one of the OCR athletes you admire most and why?
Corinna Coffin. She's an incredible athlete, but also so nice and beautiful.
If you hadn't found OCR, in what sport(s) would you be competing?
Triathlon and masters swimming.
What are your goals with OCR?
I want to get on an elite podium. I was hoping to earn money in masters (I turn 40 at the end of 2018) but with the Spartan changes I'll just have to do it against everyone!