Spartan Mitch wrote a short, but powerful note recently. Despite everything that could go wrong, he’s pushing through.
Dear Joe,

Again, thank you for this weekend.  I learned a great deal about myself and how great everyone is at Spartan, especially the volunteers.  This race was very important to me…..it has changed my outlook on life.  I don’t want to sound too philosophical, but it has.  This is why:

My family’s life has been turned upside down in the past couple of years.

-I was shot in an attempted break in Dec. of 2011

-My sister died in January of 2012

-We lost our farm, business, house—everything in 2013

-My other sister died in June 2013

I am not looking for sympathy.  I just wanted you to understand what this meant to me and my family.  What you and Joe do at Spartan is AMAZING!  I never thought I would thank someone for putting me through hell.

I don’t know what will happen from here, but I do know that I believe that my future is with Spartan Race.  I will see you in a couple of weeks!

Grace,

Mitch

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