Scott Keneally had an idea over three years ago to take his interest in obstacle racing and turn it into the first feature-length documentary on the sport. Over the next three years, he would put his heart, soul, passion, and finances on the line to make this dream become a reality. Tomorrow the fruits of his labor will be released to the world as the documentary will be available for purchase on both iTunes and the Rise of the Sufferfests website.
"Why the #$%* would anyone pay money and sign a 'death waiver' only to be scared, uncomfortable, frozen, shocked, bumped & bruised, battered and broken?" In other words, WTF is wrong with all these people?
Following the Monterey Spartan Super on Saturday, I had the chance to don a new cap, this time as a movie critic as I took in the premiere of the "Rise of the Sufferfests" documentary that has been lovingly crafted by Scott Keneally. Now, I'm no Leonard Maltin, but I know what I like, and frequently that revolves more around the Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings than any dry and stale documentary.
The Lake Las Vegas WTM course is pretty similar to the landscape from a particular movie from my childhood - the desert of Tatooine. It's actually quite remarkable how the "resort section" of Lake Las Vegas has lush green colf courses replete with water fountains, finely manicured lawns wrapping the easments from hotel to hotel. As soon as you reach the cul-de-sac at the top of the hill and enter Tough Mudder land there's a dramatic shift in scenery