by Carrie Adams

This weekend serves as a reminder as to what our fallen soldiers, veterans, and active military have sacrificed for all of us to have the lives that we live.  Spartan Race’s partnership with Homes for our Troops is just one way we try to help those who have given us so much.

We love hearing stories from our military personnel running our races.  I got this message from Brian Ansley, one of America’s finest.

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Brian Ansley, Austin Spartan Sprint 2011

I am an Army veteran of 5 1/2 years, with the 82nd Airborne Division. I deployed to Iraq twice, and served as a squad leader conducting combat patrols in Tikrit, and Baghdad in 2006-2007 then again in 2008-2009.  I ran the Texas Spartan Sprint for the first time back in March.  It was great!  I also wrote a blog about it Here. I have attached a picture of me crawling under the barbwire.  Hopefully in 2012 you guys will step it up a notch, and bring the Super Spartan or Spartan Beast to Texas!

Well, Brian, we will be in Glen Rose, TX December 3rd, 2011 with a Super Spartan Race.  We hope to see you there!  Aroo!

Are you a veteran or active military who runs or plans on running a Spartan event?  Tell me about it and you might get yourself on the blog!  Email and sign up for an event near you!

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