Episode 5 – Cassie Harris – On Tough Mudder, Cancer, and Community


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On this week’s episode, we feature Cassie Harris. Cassie is a mother of two who carries the genetic mutation BRCA 1 known to many as the Angelina Jolie gene. She has been diagnosed 4 times in the last 8 years with Cancer.


She talks about how Tough Mudder and the obstacle racing community has changed her life and helped her to cope and thrive in the face of adversity. She discusses her friendship with Tough Mudder MC Sean Corvelle and the time he surprised her at her home before a major surgery.

Finally, she discusses a recent attempt someone made to shame her for a photo she posted prior to another surgery she will need later this year. Photo below.


EPISODE 005 Cassie Harris

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Show Notes:

Tough Mudder Website

Information on BRCA 1  aka Angelina Jolie Gene

Slut Shaming, Cancer, and a single photo

Breast Cancer survivor Tattoos

Donate to St. Baldrick’s Fund – Cassie Harris or World’s Toughest Mudder Community Fundraiser


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Margaret Schlachter

About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret Schlachter is Founder of She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race. She is Editor-in-Chief of She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.
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