Spartan Race Going Prime Time
Reebok Spartan Race Review
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At first I thought the Spartan Race might be coming to the Shark Tank Show and giving me a heads up on their appearance like lot's of contestants do. With over 60 successful hardcore obstacle course/ races already scheduled around the world in 2014, this didn't appear to be the average type of business opportunity we normally see on the Show. But this sure got my attention not only for the reason stated above, but because in my younger days I loved the courses and the competition.
Each Spartan race includes the Spartan Sprint which is a 3 mile obstacle course race, the Super Spartan is 8 mile's with obstacles along the way, the Spartan Beast is 12 miles in length, the Ultra Beast is over 26 miles long (a fricken marathon while completing obstacles along the way), and the Spartan Death Race which is the most extreme of them all. Occasionally they also run a Special Ops obstacle course that was designed by the U.S. Military with the next one coming up February 15, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.
Does this look like fun or what?
Spartan Race first started in 2001 by Joe De Sena, Mike Morris, Andy Weinberg, Selicia Sevigny, Richard Lee, Brian Duncanson, Shaun Bain, and Noel Hanna. In 2007, the first Spartan Death Race was held in Pittsfield, VT which was the spark to turn this into a full-fledged business. It took a few years to develop but in 2010 the very first Spartan Race was held at the Catamount Outdoor Center in Williston, Vermont. Reebok wisely became Spartan Race's main sponsor and now makes a line specifically for these hard-core obstacle courses.
Now just 4 years later over 60 Spartan Race's will be held all over the world including the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Hungary, Australia, United Kingdom and the list goes on. Each race has various degrees of difficulty set up for beginners to the most extreme. With a 99% success rate completing the race, maybe its time to get off your butt and see if you have what it takes to become a modern day Spartan.
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