Early Races

708 BC Ancient Pentathlon: run, long jump, javelin, discus, wrestling

1040 Fell Running: 1.5-20 km, open terrain, many hills

1860 Steeple Chase: 3,000 m run + 28 barriers & 7 water jumps

1876 Cross Country Running: 4-12 km, open terrain

1912 Modern Pentathlon: fencing, swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting, track run

1946 Military Pentathlon Obstacle Run: 500 m + 20 obstacles


IP Counsel

IP COUNSEL World OCR Mr. Peter Riebling (USA)

Mr. Peter Riebling (USA)

Chair, Legal Affairs


Ms. Jessica Agra (PHI)

General Counsel

GENERAL COUNSEL World OCR Mr. Jack Donenfeld (USA)

Mr. Jack Donenfeld (USA)

Logisitcs Advisor

DIRECTOR World OCR Ms. Cecilia Frisari (ITL / SUI)

Ms. Cecilia Frisari (ITL / SUI)


Ms. Samantha Pruitt (USA)

Media Director

Mr. Travis Ford (USA)



World OCR - President: Mr. Ian Adamson, Australia

Mr. Ian Adamson (AUS)

Ian started sports governance in 1984 on the University of Sydney Sports Union Management Committee. As a professional Nike athlete, he accumulated 10 world championship wins, 18 international titles and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the ESPN X-Games. Ian is a 6 time Guinness world record holder with a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine, and Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He works as a broadcast professional and as a legal forensic expert at Robson Forensic, providing opinions and advice for law firms on recreation, adventure and obstacle sports.

Secretary General

World OCR - Secretary General: Mr. Matthew Joynes, United Kingdom

Mr. Matthew Joynes (GBR)

Matthew is a barrister and sports investment professional. He specializes in e-sports, television production sales, film sales and electronics. Matthew works with major technology and entertainment businesses, entrepreneurial finance, capital formation, structuring and securitization services.


Mr. David Lim (SGP)

David is an attorney and Olympic Sport professional with experience in broadcast, finance, and event management. He was Vice President and Chairman of Rugby Singapore and Singapore Sevens. David is President of Obstacle Course Racing Singapore, President of Obstacle Sports Federation Southeast Asia, and a FISO Central Board member.

Vice President

Mr. Marcial Luthy (SUI)

Marcial is a finance and human resources manager and member of the Board of Directors at Jenoptik Industrial Metrology Switzerland. Has extensive international sports experience in Judo, Snowboarding and OCR. Marcial graduated from Haute Ecole de Gestion, Neuchâtel and is a member of the board of the Swiss Obstacle Sports Federation.

Chair, Legal Affairs

World OCR - Deputy Secretary General: Ms. Jessica Agra, Philippines

Ms. Jessica Agra (PHI)

Jessica specialises in the fields of Corporate Law, Sports Law and Media Law. She is the special legal assistant to Obstacle Course Racing Asia and USA Pentathlon Multisport and legal counsel at the Philippine Reclamation Authority. Jess was a professional junior tennis player from 2002-2010 and has been a coach since 2017. She is active in OCR and was a Tough Mudder Ambassador in 2018.

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