By Carrie Adams

tori_thumbHer Twitter bio is simply: Ain’t no rest for the wicked , or the over-committed.

Tori Allen, 25, ran in the Georgia Spartan Sprint and recounted her story on her blog.  We pretty much loved that she rocked it and she even ended up in the hospital after a spider bite left her arm swollen and red.  We’re guessing the hospital staff loved the smell of the horse manure she had crawled through just before going… she earned a shot in the ass for her trouble.

That’s a Spartan for you… the girls keep bringing it!

Click here to read Tori’s story

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By Carrie Adams

Spartan Race prides itself on being a unique event on this planet. We don’t just say it, either. Our pictures capture the spirit of the race, the struggles and triumphs of our athletes, and the glory of race days. When it came to choosing a photographer for Spartan Races, we wanted something that was candid, dynamic, and representative of a race designed to make you suffer yet inspire you to overcome. Enter Brent Doscher from Nuvision Action Image.

Photo Courtesy of Nuvision Action ImageDoscher shot our Vermont Race in 2010 and when it came time to interview people for a full-time photographer, it was an easy decision. Jason Jaksetic, Spartan’s Digital Marketing Director, said, “It was a matter of go big corporate or go for quality, unique, and enthusiastic…Brent made that easy for us to decide.” Brent’s work is visually stunning, and as an athlete himself, he understands the toil and he captures it brilliantly. “He kicks ass and we wouldn’t change him for the world. His artistic vision is more than we could hope for and he’s an integral part of the team. We consider him a Spartan,” says Jaksetic.

Talking with Brent, you realize immediately that he loves his job and that he loves taking pictures for Spartan. “I am a triathlete and a cyclist and a runner myself. I worked for all the big companies and thought we could capture something cooler. So, I though, why don’t I start a company and do all those better.”

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