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Race Review: Pittsburgh Spartan Sprint & Super Weekend

By |October 25th, 2018|

October is an exciting and bittersweet time of year in obstacle racing.  If you're like me, your season is winding down.  The calendar only has a few dates left on it and you're gearing up for championships and the long off-season of winter training. 

Race Recap Spartan Beast Chicago

By |October 19th, 2018|

Every Spartan Race starts the same way as you step the starting line.  Before pumping you up with music and motivational speeches, you will hear the emcee give a run through of what lies ahead for those that have dared to take on the challenge. 

Spartan Announces Changes for 2019

By |October 8th, 2018|

On Friday afternoon, Spartan put up an interesting video on Facebook. Joe De Sena announced while carrying a kettlebell that in 2019 one thousand more season passes have been added to the inventory and gladiators are coming back for select events.

Race Recap: Spartan Breckenridge Beast 2018

By |August 22nd, 2018|

Colorado is known for its 300 plus days of sunshine a year but also for weather that can change very quickly. The Breckenridge Beast started like any other mountain morning with a cool breeze and fresh air. The race director let us all know they were tracking a storm that could roll in around 9:30 and what the procedures would be if there was lightning within 6 miles of the course.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Portland Sprint 2018

By |August 13th, 2018|

I’ll begin by saying I live in Portland, Oregon, but this “Portland” race is actually located about 40 minutes away, so there will be no location bias here. The Portland Spartan Sprint is hands down the best Spartan Race location in the nation. Facts are fact, Mud Run Guide fans!

Race Review: Spartan Sprint Fort Knox

By |July 30th, 2018|

Having an event located on/near a military base and naming it an "Honor Series" I expected a lot of patriotic fanfare and pride for our nation's military. However, at the end of the day, it just didn't measure up.

Race Recap: Spartan Race DC Sprint

By |July 13th, 2018|

My apologies for being late to the party with this Spartan Sprint race recap outside of Washington DC. Unfortunately, I’m not independently wealthy and I’ve yet to find anyone interested in sponsoring a recreational but also average OCR athlete. In other words, I’ve been out of town traveling for work.

Race Recap: 2018 Boise Spartan Sprint

By |July 4th, 2018|

June 23rd, 2018 I found myself in Payette, Idaho and 2 years ago to the day, this is the race that gave birth to my love for the sport that is OCR.  It is also one of only 3 Spartan Sprints that can be run in the Pacific Northwest (Yes, the PNW isn't all rain and gloom, we have deserts and sun as well) so it is always one of my home area races that I try to get into the roster.

Race Recap: Spartan Chicago US National Series

By |June 27th, 2018|

Attending a Spartan National Championship series race is akin to attending a big Hollywood movie premiere.  The movie isn’t going to be different, the obstacles are all the same, but all the stars are there! It really was wonderful to see so many pioneering athletes mosey around the festival throughout the day.

Op-Ed Spartan Kids World Championships

By |June 27th, 2018|

Last week Spartan announced they would hold a World Championship Race for Kids. The event will be held in Laughlin, NV in November this year. Children between the ages of 10-13 who have placed in the top three at any kids events qualify to compete. So far so good right? Great opportunity for kids to challenge themselves in this sport just like any other sport.

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