by Carrie Adams

When Team X-T.R.E.M.E. stepped out onto the Leesburg field, escorted by a bagpiper, the festival area that is normally buzzing with activity suddenly quieted and turned their attention to the eight figures crossing the lawn.  What would follow as the team took to the course, two wounded warrior athletes included in the effort was unlike anything we’ve seen at a Spartan Race.  Hands down, this was the most widely read story we published in 2012.

It was the first time the team would take on a Spartan course, but it wouldn’t be the only time we’d see the team, complete with blacked out gas masks, run in 2012.  They’d return to the Carolina’s Beast and will also be onsite in our upcoming Times Square demonstration.   They’ll be coming with two of their wounded warrior athletes, Eduard Lychik (single leg hip disarticulation), and Marine Corporal Todd Love

(trimembral amputee of both legs above the knee and left arm below the elbow.)  Love was a part of the Leesburg team and his performance and determination throughout the course was nothing short of inspiring.

I had the privilege to see them in action on that day in Leesburg and the blog post from that day was our biggest of the year.
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3 Responses

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    This ROCKS!!! I hope to run with them next time!!! This is all I need to get out there!!!

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    I am still in High School and always wanted to do the Spartan Race. I also want to enlist into the Marines but I don’t think I’ll have as much will as these guys.

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    These brave men are the reason why NOBODY will hear me complain before, during, nor after my Spartan Beast (Nov) and Sprint (Aug) races. Respect to them. And, when people ask me why I’m doing the races, I tell them that it’s because I can and that these men inspired me to participate. It’s not just about the races: Through these means, we become stronger and better people. We have insights and we become more equipped to inspire and help others. I work with a girl who has MS… She has trouble walking… But, having written this comment, I now wonder if she would like to complete a Spartan race with me?

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