Spartan kicked off the U.S. National Series this weekend with some intense action in San Jose. In the men's race it was Ryan Woods who took the first win of the series. Ryan Kent found his way into second place and Robert Killian would take the third spot on the weekend. The Gritty course on Mount Diablo offered a challenging course for top athlete to battle it out.
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|MEN’S ELITE||WOMEN’S ELITE|
|1. Ryan Woods||01:14:27||1. Rea Kolbl||01:27:03|
|2. Ryan Kent||01:16:57||2. Faye Stenning||01:28:04|
|3. Robert Killian||01:17:47||3. Myriam Guillot-Boisset||01:32:49|
|4. Angel Quintero||01:18:20||4. Alyssa Hawley||01:36:04|
|5. Aaron Newell||01:19:37||5. Leigh Anne Wasteney||01:36:56|
Spartan San Jose U.S. National Series race weekend, March 23-25, the event featured a range of competitive heats and saw athletes battle for more than $15,000 in cash and prizes as well as the right to compete in the 2018 Spartan North American Championship on August 25 in West Virginia and the 2018 World Championship in North Lake Tahoe September 29.
The U.S. National Series leads to the 2018 Spartan World Championship, the pinnacle event of the obstacle racing season featuring a field of elite athletes from more than 50 countries around the world battling it out over a 12+ mile (20+ kilometer) “Beast” race. To qualify for the world championship heat, competitors must finish top 10 in a Spartan National Series event or a Regional Championship anywhere in the world during the 2018 qualifying season.
After San Jose, the series returns to Snohomish, WA April 14, before heading to new championship venues in Southern California’s Big Bear Lake May 19; Chicago, IL June 23; and the finale in Eden, UT July 28.