by Carrie Adams
It’s Tuesday, well all know what that means! It’s time to honor our Spartan women. In last weekend’s June 4th and 5th Spartan Sprint, there was a 73% completion rate… the amazing thing is that the WOMEN out finished the MEN. Thirty-five percent of the runners were women but over 90% of them got the job done.
And it’s not just the adult women. Spartan Race has a kid’s race and there are always amazing girls showing up and showing their roots and beginnings of future Spartan chickings.
The Spartan Races are not easy races and we don’t change the course or adjust the times for the women. Same start. Same finish. Same insane obstacles in between. They train, they fight, they struggle through and they overcome.
Women’s reasons for running the Spartan Races are varied and often inspiring and they have been sharing their stories. Take Stéphanie Blanchet from Mt. Tremblant, who said, “My business partner and I did it for my partner’s mom. She had a heart attack a month ago and just found out she has breast cancer.”
Or the woman who ran in Miami to honor Sally Meyerhoff, “Sally Smash in the Pink Socks” who was killed in March of this year in a bike-related accident. She was considered one of the top ten marathon runners in the country. Her Foundation inspires women who run in her trademark pink socks.
The Spartan women are showing up and proving to the men that they are the real deal.