Margaret Schlachter

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Margaret Schlachter

  • Extreme obstacle racer who's competed in events since 2010 including World's Toughest Mudder, Spartan Death Race, and Survival Run in Nicaragua
  • Founder of Dirt in Your Skirt, a blog about obstacle racing
  • Writer, journalist, photographer, athlete, coach, and cheerleader whose work has appeared in OutsideSelf, Trail Runner Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, NBC, The Associated Press, Gear Junkie, Comcast, Red Bull, Racked.com, Dailyburn, Gaspari Nutrition, Huffington Post, irunfar.com, Inov-8, and other international media
  • Author of "Obstacle Race Training: How to Beat Any Course, Compete Like a Champion, and Change Your Life"

Experience

Margaret Schlachter is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about obstacle racing and extreme sports for a little under two years. Schlachter has been competing in Obstacle Racing since the sport became popular around 2010. Since then, she has participated in everything from local 5K mud runs to the sport's premier events including World's Toughest Mudder, Spartan Death Race, and Survival Run in Nicaragua.

Schlachter's racing has taken her all over the globe, and she continues to seek out the next adventure. She is the founder of the award-winning Dirt in Your Skirt, a website geared towards women in obstacle racing, and works for a number of publications as a writer and contributing editor. She also authored the book "Obstacle Race Training: How to Beat Any Course, Compete Like a Champion, and Change Your Life." 

Education

Schlachter came from an alpine ski racing background, and she coached elite athletes including women's lacrosse teams (in the off-season) for over 10 years. In 2012, she trained weight loss sensation Chris Davis, helping him lose over 400 pounds in preparation for the Vermont Spartan Beast. She continues to grow as a coach and is a lifelong learner and currently is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and former Spartan SGX Coach. 

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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