Date of Birth: 10/06/1991
Born: Vista, CA
Lives: Longview, TX
Short Distance (0-6 miles)
Mid Distance (6-12 miles)
OCR Team Affiliation: Grit Fitness
Dylin was born in California, and his family later moved to Texas. Growing up he participated in various sports but eventually dropped them all to pursue running. He ran cross country and was a middle distance track athlete in high school. He later found Triathlon while at Baylor University and was able to qualify for the USAT Collegiate Nationals. Dylin is now a manager at an IT company, where he balances work and also trains to be a competitive OCR athlete.
What was your first obstacle race and why did you do it?
My first obstacle race was the Caveman Crawl back in 2015. It is not one of the bigger races out there, but I had been wanting to try OCR after graduating from college and being done with Triathlon. I always have the urge to compete, and the fact that OCR had a lot of running in it really sparked my interest and made me feel like it could be in my wheel house.
What drives you to compete?
Pushing myself past my limits and seeing where I am able to take my body. I also always say that after a really gnarly race, I just feel more alive. There is nothing like it.
If you could run an obstacle race anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I think racing in Australia would be pretty awesome!
What interesting fact do most fans of OCR not know about you?
I have a twin that looks nothing like me. I also have an outrageous laugh. It is one for the ages.
Who is one of the OCR athletes you admire most and why?
There are a few that I admire actually. I admire Amelia Boone, as many do, for her ability to endure pain, but also for the outlook that she now has on racing. Although racing should and can be competitive, it should also be about making or keeping it fun. I also admire Lindsay and Ryan Atkins. They just seem to be really down to earth while also being a true power couple in the OCR community.
If you hadn't found OCR, in what sport(s) would you be competing?
I would most likely have picked up trail running. After college, and before picking up OCR, I was running road races here and there to tide me over, but I have a feeling I would have moved to trail racing if OCR had not come around.