Spartan Race Going Prime Time
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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 a lot 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 military days "I Was the Spartan". I absolutely loved those obstacle courses and always had a very determined stubbornness to concur anything they could throw at me. The harder the course and the better the competition, the more determined I became. LOL, but that was then and this is now. Actually being a highclimber in most of my adult life I'm still in good shape, but certainly not in Spartan Shape, at least not yet.
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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Yep, no doubt about it, this is one challenge we definitely have to try. To think a few days ago I was considering joining a new gym when I could be rolling around in the mud in the great outdoors. On second thought maybe we'll also join that gym and start preparing for the Spartan Race coming to Ft. Carson, Colorado this May.
LOL, what a chicken shit, that's four months away with at least a dozen races before that one. Ya we'll, it's been a few decades since my Spartan days and probably going to take at least that long to compete again on that level. What's most important is now we have a defined goal and something both my Son and I can work towards together.
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