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 [...]

Race Recap – Monterey Beast.

Posted on June 10, 2014 - by:


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The first Beast of the season did not disappoint.  The hills at Toro Regional Park in Monterey seemed to get a little higher over the past year. Racers returning for the second year were remarking about how the course difficulty had increased from 2013.  The nearly 5,000 athletes that turned out on a perfect Monterey [...]

Tribute to Spartan Fathers. Day 1 – Daren De Heras

Posted on June 09, 2014 - by:


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As the year rolls around to a day of the year that is often overlooked, we wanted to give a shout out to those guys that you see on the course that, while striving to reach the finish line, have a greater goal in their lives. This, of course, is continuing to be the best [...]

Dear Joe – Devann Murphy says thanks

Posted on June 07, 2014 - by:


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Dear Joe, Thank you so much for all that you do.  Not only for regular athletes, but also for people like me. I was diagnosed with bone cancer of the right femur when I was 11-years-old. I underwent 18 months of intensive adult dose chemotherapy and 15+ surgical procedures, but I came out on top. [...]