by Carrie Adams

527287_1987524544080_1722301684_952010_968456532_nSpartans give generously. 

James Ogden went to the Carolinas on a mission.  He went to loop the course and raise money for Wounded Wear, ending in a triumphant finale with weighted vest, full ruck, and elevation mask.  We told you about this Spartan with a Cause in an earlier blog post

Ogden earned six medals for his efforts on that day and the respect of many of his fellow Spartan racers and one even felt compelled to show Ogden how much his journey meant to her. 

Ogden posted the following message to his FB wall,  “If you would like to see a fully522466_2036265402571_1722301684_971378_1647898971_n grown man and combat hardened Marine veteran, cry his eyeballs out like an elated five year-old girl, please do the following:
1.) Send a Spartan Helmet to him; one that is won for a first place finish during a Spartan Race event.
2.) Include a note that states the following:
“You deserve this more than I do. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Best wishes on your continued success. Until the next Spartan Race… Aroo!!!
Kindest Regards,
Amanda Czapla

Czapla is the female champion from both the Carolinas and the Miami events in 2012.  In a gesture of respect for Ogden’s accomplishment she mailed him her first place helmet.  A truly remarkable gift from a truly remarkable woman.

She’s quickly made a name for herself as a athlete in the Spartan circuit balancing strength and speed and she’s gone even further making a name for herself as a gracious and humble human being.  We’ll have much more on this rad Spartan chick in upcoming posts, she’s one to watch and she’s one to follow

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