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
WORLD OBSTACLE STAFF
Mr. Peter Riebling (USA)
Chair, Legal Affairs
Ms. Jessica Agra (PHI)
Mr. Jack Donenfeld (USA)
Ms. Cecilia Frisari (ITL / SUI)
Ms. Katie Terpsman (GER)
Mr. Alejandro Boucabeille (AUT / MEX)
Ms. Samantha Pruitt (USA)
Mr. Travis Ford (USA)
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & SECRETARIAT
Mr. Ian Adamson (AUS)
Ian started sports governance in 1984 on the University of Sydney Sports Union Management Committee. He has 10 world championship wins, 18 international championship titles and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the ESPN X-Games. Ian is a 3 time Guinness world record holder for endurance kayaking. He has a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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. Al Agra (PHL)
Al is the Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority. He was the former Acting Secretary of Justice, Acting Solicitor General and Government Corporate Counsel of the Philippine Government. Al is an active obstacle course racer and is the President of Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, the Obstacle Sports Federation for Asia and General Counsel to the Philippines Olympic Committee.
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
Ms. Jessica Agra (PHL)
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.
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
Mr. Michel Cutait (BRA)
Michel is a Senior Executive Manager dedicated to the World of Sports. He has worked for more than 100 companies and organizations, especially in the areas of management, governance, strategy, stakeholder affairs, partnerships, development, membership, and education. He has also collaborated as Strategy Advisor for the Brazilian Triathlon Confederation. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Masters in Law in Brazil, Marketing in Australia and a Masters in Sport Administration and Technology at EPFL (AISTS Programme) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He published a book entitled: “Management Performance of Rio 2016”.