Dear Joe – Sean Fitzpatrick

Posted on June 14, 2014 - by:


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Dear Joe, Hello! As I’m sure you guys there are Spartan HQ receive a lot of these emails, I still wanted to share my story and how much of an impact your organization is. My name is Sean Fitzpatrick and a good portion of my life young life has been filled with struggles and setbacks, [...]

TRIBUTE TO SPARTAN FATHERS, DAY 6 – Iram Leon

Posted on June 14, 2014 - by:


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Being strong physically is one thing, but when you bear the weight of some emotional or spiritual to yourself to keep harm away from a loved one – especially a son or daughter – you know that parent is as strong as they come. Iram is no stranger to battling demons. But his greatest battle [...]

Spartan Chicked – 4 Reasons to do a Spartan Race.

Posted on June 13, 2014 - by:


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By Heather Gannoe of Relentless Forward Commotion Scaling 8 foot walls.  Crawling under razor sharp barbed wire.  Leaping through waist high flames.   These are the type of daredevil moves one might associate with a Hollywood stunt double, not a suburban stay at home mom. Until now. Obstacle course racing has seemingly taken over both the athletic [...]

TRIBUTE TO SPARTAN FATHERS, DAY 5 – Dan Krueger

Posted on June 13, 2014 - by:


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I asked my ten year old son Michael what he thought a Spartan dad was. He responded that it’s coming home from races on the weekend with barbed wire scratches across your back and bruises all over your body. While that is definitely part of being a Spartan dad, there is certainly a lot more [...]

Six Sexy Things Spartans Do Without Realizing It

Posted on June 12, 2014 - by:


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We all know being a Spartan is sexy already. It’s just the natural effect of pushing your limits and cranking out relentless, unspeakable quantities of burpees. While “sexy” might be relative in the world of Spartan it’s quite synonymous with many of the activities we perform on the daily. As it just so happens to [...]

TRIBUTE TO SPARTAN FATHERS, DAY 4 – Chris Cow

Posted on June 12, 2014 - by:


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It’s that guiding hand that is the key. Children have always and will always see what the elders do and imitate them, forever and ever, amen. So logically, showing the next generation the path they should tread would be the best form of parenting. This is something Californian Spartan, Chris Cow, takes very seriously. “My [...]

Tuxedo Weekend 2 – Race Recap

Posted on June 11, 2014 - by:


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By Pro Team Member Elliott Megquir Another great weekend of gorgeous almost summer weather and Reebok Spartan Race Tuxedo Sprint Week 2 action. NBC was there Saturday filming and the stars of obstacle racing did not disappoint. Heading up to the start line Saturday, you could feel a different type of energy that does not [...]

Welcome to DC

Posted on June 11, 2014 - by:


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On July 26th, the Spartan Race empire will descend on Washington DC, bringing with it barbed wire, fire and a whole lot of pain. Given that we’ll be in the nation’s capital, we thought we’d make it a little more interesting. Not content with pushing racers around a course that will inevitably lead to burpees [...]

Tribute To Spartan Fathers, Day 3 – Eston Jones

Posted on June 11, 2014 - by:


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If you ever see a couple of guys at a Spartan Race that looked so similar that you have to do a double take, chances are it’s The Unbreakable Joneses. With their unmistakable headbands and Thing 1 and Thing 2 daubed across their chests, if you don’t see them doing something bizarre (liked doing the [...]

Spartan Fathers. Day 2 – Zackery Paben.

Posted on June 10, 2014 - by:


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Zackery Paben, the bearded warrior behind the More Hearts Than Scars charity, knows the joy of parenthood all too well.  After suffering a horrifying injury that saw him break his radius, ulna and losing the ends of seven of his fingers, his father taught him the principle of caring by showing tough love, something Zackery [...]