Rea Kolbl

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Rea Kolbl

Rea Kolbl

Date of birth: May 05th, 1991

Birth place: Maribor, Slovenia

Residence: Boulder, Colorado

Team: Spartan Pro Team

Specialty: Trail Runner

Other sport: Spartan

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Backgroung

Rea grew up in Slovenia where she spent most of her childhood in the gym, competing for 10 years on the Slovenian National Gymnastics Team. In 2010 she moved to United States for college where she picked up trail running. Between 2012 and 2016 she competed in several trail ultramarathons, winning 6 races, setting 5 course records, and winning her age group at a 50 mile trail race. In 2016 she discovered obstacle course racing, which perfectly blended her childhood obsession with her current passion of trail running, and she hasn’t looked back since. In 2017 she completed her Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, shortly after she decided to move to Boulder, Colorado, to focus on her athletic career. She hopes to inspire others to join her in the mud, and to show the next generation of girls that “like a girl” means strong, powerful, and fast.

As a relative new-comer to Obstacle Course Racing, Rea Kolb had a break-out year in her first full season in 2017, winning World's Toughest Mudder, taking first in Spartan's World Elite Point Series, and second in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship 15k. Growing up in Slovenia, she competed on the National Gymnastics Team and cross-trained in the Pole Vault. Rea earned Bachelor's degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters degree in Science and Engineering from Stanford.

Highlights

2019

57 km S1 Trail 2019 - La Corsa della Bora - 1st Place

2018

Spartan U.S. National Series, Chicago - 5th Place

Toughest Mudder North American Series, Michigan - 1st Place

Spartan Sprint Elite, Big Bear Lake, CA - 1st Place

Spartan U.S. National Series Beast, Big Bear Lake, CA - 1st Place

Spartan Sprint Elite, San Jose, CA - 1st Place

Spartan U.S. National Series, San Jose, CA - 1st Place

Toughest Mudder North American Series, Austin, TX - 1st Place

2017

World's Toughest Mudder Champion

Spartan World Championship 5th Place

Spartan World Elite Points Series Champion

Spartan U.S. Elite Points Series Champion

Obstacle Course Racing World Championships Team Champion

Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series - West Virginia 1st Place

Obstacle Course Racing World Championships 15k 2nd Place

Tougher Mudder World Championship 2nd Place

Tougher Mudder East Series 2nd Place

Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series 2nd Place

Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series - Asheville, NC 2nd Place

Spartan NBC U.S. Championship Series - Palmerton, PA 2nd Place

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