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Spartan Race World Championship Returns to Squaw Valley

By |September 15th, 2017|

Spartan Race returns to Squaw Valley for the third time September 30 - October 1, 2017. This year is shaping up to be one for the books with over $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the first-ever Spartan World Team Championships, athlete panels, press conferences, and a packed athlete village.

  • Spartan Race Sandbag Carry

Training Tuesday: Spartan Race Sandbag Carry

By |September 12th, 2017|

This training Tuesday Mud Run Guide turns to Spartan Race and Coach Joe Di on several ways to work on conquering the sandbag carry. The sandbag carry is a staple of many obstacle races including Spartan Race.

Spartan Race Adds Sprint and AGOGE to Iceland

By |September 8th, 2017|

Earlier this year Spartan Race announced a 24-hour Ultra Beast Championship in Iceland, December 14 - 17, 2017. Now Spartan Race is giving fans two more reasons to head to Iceland in December, for a sprint or an AGOGE. Spartan Race will be hosting a sprint distance race during the four hours of daylight, giving fans not yet ready for 24-hours a reason to make the trip to the iconic country. Additionally, for athletes looking for a different type of challenge a 60-hour AGOGE will be held the same weekend.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Beast West Virginia

By |August 30th, 2017|

Some 11,000 athletes made their way to southern West Virginia this past weekend for the Spartan Trifecta weekend.  On Saturday, the Beast hosted many of the sports finest athletes of the sport as NBC Sports covered the event. 

  • Spartan Race Asheville 2017 Women's Podium

Opinion: Who’s on First?

By |August 2nd, 2017|

Turns out I’m not the only one who is fed up with Spartan Race when it comes to who’s on first. Last few years, the elite men left the gate first. A short while later, the elite women took off. I watched each of the four championship series races this season and here’s the problem.

Randy Moss Returns to West Virginia to Host Benefit Race for The Spartan Foundation

By |July 31st, 2017|

Football legend Randy Moss is set to host a benefit Spartan Race in West Virginia for the Spartan Foundation. The event is set to take place ahead of the last stop on the 2017 Spartan Race US Championship Tour. The event is set to take place on August 25, 2017. 

Episode Recap – Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge: Season 2 Episode 6 Quarter-Finals

By |July 18th, 2017|

Cue lovely stringed music and…a promise that bonds will grow stronger between team members, brothers, teams, and families. So whose bonds proved victorious? In heat 1 we had Saddle Up, Mathletes, and Ninjas. Heat 2 had the Better Halves, Kid Courage, and Stunt Junkies. In honor of the bond I have with my son who is a physics and math major, I went with the Mathletes in Heat 1. For the bond I have with my own autistic youngest son, I went with Kid Courage in Heat 2.

Race Recap: Brimacombe Spartan Sprint 2017

By |July 6th, 2017|

After each Spartan event, I vow to never do another. I cuss the entire up hill climb and curse as I descend carrying a bucket full of rocks or a sandbag draped across my shoulders. And yet, once again, I found myself lined up waiting for our release onto the mountain to begin the dreaded climb that at times felt relentless. We opted for the competitive wave to get onto the course before the afternoon heat set in and headed off at 0900hrs.

Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge – Season 2 Episode 3

By |June 27th, 2017|

Three things drove my interest in tonight’s episode. First, I started friending and following participants on FB. So now, rather than picking them randomly like I do in March Madness, I know a bit more about them. Second, I identify with some of them, especially team Kid Courage. As the father of two autistic sons, I get the struggle. But is it a driver to succeed?

Spartan Race Announces New Gatorz Eyewear Sponsorship

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Spartan Race announced a new partner for the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship this fall with Gatorz Eyewear coming on as a sponsor. Gatorz Eyewear is also an official sponsor of the Reebok CrossFit Games. Gatorz has been a leader in durable eyewear for over 25 years

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