The 2012 Spartan Death Race was officially the longest in the history of the event.  Of all the registrants less than 15% finished the grueling challenge.  From Spartan Race HQ, here are your Official Death Race Results.

Official Results

 Total Registered:                                  344

Official Finishers :                                51           14.83%

Unofficial Finishers:                             8              2.33%

DNF:                                                       285         82.85%

Total Elapsed Race Time                     67 Hours 52 Minutes

Men’s Division: Top 5 Official Finishers:

 Olof Dallner

Junyong Pak

Deryck Dickerson

Peter Fifield

Micael Ubaldini


Jason Allen

Rob Allen

Andrew Andras

Sean Burns

Joshua Clifford

Pete Coleman

Ronan Conlon

Robin Crossman

Steve Daniel

Eric Deavilla

Marc Dibernardo

Jason Donaldson

Jason Downer

Matt Dyer

Parker Eastman

Joe Falcone

Marcus Franzen

Dan Grodinsky

Josh Hanson

Darrin Ingram

Paul Johnson

Norm Koch

Kevin Lowe

Sean Manning

Aaron McMahon

John Murphy

Michael Pavlisak

Dave Riccuiti

Jeffrey Robinette

Daniel Schaerer

Todd Sedlak

Bryan Shane

Dennis Sukholutsky

John Sweeney

Phillip Theodore

Chris Tidmore

Isaiah Vidal

Patrick Walsh

Ricky Weiss

Jonathan Westervelt

Josh Zitomer


Daren DeHeras

Antonio Didonato

Edgar Landa

Anthony Matesi

Mark Sahley

Cyrus Writer



Shelley Koenig

Amelia Boone

Sophie Hilaire

Melody “Tiger” Hazi

Joei Harrison



Yesel Arivizu

Morgan Mckay


17 Responses

  1. avatar

    I have rarely been so impressed by such feats of human endurance, determination and perseverance. Professional sports hold no enjoyment for me. Not while knowing that their professional athleticism although elite is specific to one sport or another. Not Death Racers, their endurance can be compared to horses and dogs who will run, literally, till they die. Their determination can only be overshadowed by that of Navy SEALS. But the perseverance, that has no comparison. Death Racers have the perseverance of Death Racers.

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      No disrespect, but the Navy Seals are the most overrated people on the planet.

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        Really? I’d rank someone who only competes in events they know they can win and quits something they can’t win as more highly overrated than people who put themselves through hell to protect the innocent.

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      It just baffles me that you said their endurance can only be overshadowed by that of the Navy SEALS. Do you know anything about Special Operations? Based on your comments alone, you know nothing about the Spec Ops community. You are just using the Navy SEALS because you heard about them from Bin Laden raid and movies. Navy SEALS are only a part of the community…There are also Special Forces, Delta Force(I think are the toughest), Rangers, Para Rescue and others. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t compete in/finish the Death Race but to compare those people(even if it’s just based on their perserverance) to Navy SEALS is a disgrace to all the Special Operators around the world who put their life on the line day in/day out. Plus, it’s easy to compete when you are not carrying 100lbs+ of equipment/food on your body.

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    no details about the race here? how long? obstacles? etc?

  3. avatar

    very impresive, anything on you tube yet?

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    Thanks Andy and Joe for putting such an amazing event together and thank you all for your sweat you left on the mountain.

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    did hobie call compete this year?

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    My son finished the death race early Monday morning. It was his first try and he had trained for about nine months with Joe Decker, a two-time former winner. He was nervous but determined before the race but he did well, proving that proper training and determination pays off.
    Most important were the lessons he told me he learned from the experience. He is a twenty seven year-old, hard working kid who puts in ten hour days at work and trains in the few hours left in his week.
    First, he said he learned to focus on his progress and not get caught up in whether it was fair os whether others got breaks or took advantage….
    Second, he learned to navigate through varied and often conflicting information and make prudent choices, keeping the goal and the parameters of the race in mind….
    Third, he learned to trust his support crew ( me and his brother Chris) when his thinking was not as clear… he became comfortable with feedback even if he disagreed at times
    Fourth, he realized the parallels of this experience to life…don’t blame others, make excuses, harbor ‘draining’ resentments, etc. YOU are mostly responsible for your situation… YOU can do something about it!
    And finally, he began to have faith in the incredible resources available to the human mind, body and soul, when the most severe challenges confront us… he reached deeper than he had ever thought possible even though he has had many successes already.
    Don’t let Joe and Andy’s cavalier attitude fool you… they know what they are doing and the incredible value of the lessons they are teaching. A big thanks from the proud Dad of Sean Burns to Joe Decker and Joe and Andy, and to the DEATH RACE for teaching my son a lesson all parents want their kids to learn.

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      robert bruns…. thank you for your post. its very true and just reading it has taught me valuable life lessons, i can just imagine learning them thru this death race. i am a sole believer the mind and body is stronger than most want to imagine.

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      Robert, I had a chance to complete the Borden challenges with Sean this year. You have a hell of a guy there – calm, collected, highly intelligent, and executed with incredible integrity. It was an honor to race with him. Please tell him I said hi and congratulations on a hell of an accomplishment!

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      Robert- It sounds like I’m in a pretty similar situation to your son (27, working professional desk job, training 15-20 hours a week) and think it would be extremely valuable for me to be able to pick his brain as I ramp up my training for the 2014 death race.

      If you happen to still check these posts and he would be at all receptive to providing some advice, I would greatly appreciate and benefit from it (

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    I am a support person, not a racer, but I’d like to see you go back to a shorter race 28-36 hours rather than the 60 with shorter tasks. My husband competed for the first time this year. He lasted about 28 hours. He really didn’t get to participate in a lot of events that he trained for because the 50 mile hike up and back from the Chittenden Reservoir carrying Kayak’s and a heavy pack did him in (even though the time and distance he traveled from 6pm to 3pm the following day were more than total distance and hours of some previous races. The Friday afternoon events seemed to be just “warm up”: the culvert crawl, pond swim, log splitting..He was really impressed by the quality of people that participated and would like to try again next year.

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    Amazing feedback. I started training for my first Spartan sprint in March and am now preparing for the Beast in December. The death race is my ultimate goal. Great job to all the participants/finishers. Thank you Spartan founders for doing what you do.

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    Did Hobie Call run? If so, what happened? Injury or just withdrawn?

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    Hobie was not present at this years Death Race.

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