This is the Spartan World Championship race, and more specifically, the World Championship heat, where a couple hundred of the best athletes in our sport are waiting to race for the big money and TV glory. Everyone here has had to earn a spot by obtaining a Spartan coin, given out to the top 5 male and female finishers at the other races throughout the year. All of the other athletes in the corral have stood on a podium or been close enough to taste it.
Reebok Spartan Race World Championship is only days away, yesterday we focused on some of the top women to watch going into the race and today the focus shifts to the men's race. This year the men's field is stacked with several men in striking distance of the top place on the podium. Last year Robert Killian Jr. shocked many in the racing community when he beat Ryan Atkins for the top spot, this year the race returns to Lake Tahoe with many of the past competitors headed back to the race as well as other looking to make their mark on the obstacle racing world.