Jason Jaksetic is an elite triathlete and ultra runner immersed in ultra-distance training at Spartan HQ in Pittsfield, VT. His main focus at Spartan Race is bringing you the Spartan Workout of the Day (WOD), the Spartan Food of the Day (FOD), and fitness content on the Spartan Blog that reflects the attitudes, perspectives, and principles of a Spartan lifestyle.
Eight years ago Jason came to running as a total beginner struggling to just finish mid pack in local 5ks. However, within two years Jason was qualified for and racing at the 2006 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and racing a full calendar of Ironman, ultra running, and ultra cycling events. In 2011 he finished the Virginia Double Ironman (4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike, and 52.4 mile run) taking 5th overall. He finished the 2013 Ultra beast, and will be training for it again in 2014.
Jason is a Spartan SGX Certified Coach who focuses on creating fitness and racing gains through simple fitness principles applied to bodyweight workouts, diet, and lifestyle.