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From corporate leaders to race directors to muddy social media darlings, these 50 figures spent 2014 influencing thousands of participants' experience.
Spartan Race comes to Google's rescue with the burpee felt around the world.
Debbie Moreau Koch shares what her life is like being a working, single mom and an Elite OCR athlete.
For the first time the story of Spartan Race's path to it's current success within the obstacle race industry isn't told as a straight line up . We followed up with Joe with some questions of our own (after the article) to help set the record straight what that path really looked like.
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What do diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiac hyper tension, and a severe case of denial have in common? Many of you would...
I must admit that when I started my Spartan Race adventure two years ago, I wasn’t that impressed. I believed that Joe De Sena was just your average “run of the mill” athlete who had stumbled upon an idea, and decided to turn a quick buck. I did a little research on him, and found that he had done some extreme stuff, but I still had a preconceived notion that he was probably just a schmuck. I mean, seriously, you had to sign a “death waiver” to run the event…. Oooh scary! I am an Army Ranger with 19 years of active duty, a graduate of Ranger School (among others), and have served over 40 months in combat.
If Internet chatter is any indication of reality, Spartan Race's "identity crisis" has finally trickled down to the participants themselves. The race's popular acronym, STFU (Spartan The F*%# Up), has become the verbal equivalent of a sword, splitting Spartan racers into two distinct camps and revealing differing philosophies of what obstacle racing is and should be.
Andrew Wible 17 yrs. old from Long Valley, NJ finished back to back both the Vermont Spartan Race World Championship Beast on 9/20/14 and the Ultra Beast ultra distance obstacle race in Vermont on 9/21/14. The next day he went to school and was dismissed from the track team for doing a Spartan Race.