I finally did it. The Spartan Race Trifecta. It took 8 months, but I have finally completed a Sprint (4 miles), Super (10 miles), and the Beast (at least 13 miles- actual distance unknown).
If you would have asked me if I would have completed this a year ago, I probably would have said no. But now I can’t wait to run the next one. I don’t even care about the distance. One of my friends has been talking me into running the Winter Death Race. To be honest with you, it won’t take much convincing. But it will definitely be the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. It’s 48 to 72 hours of unknown distances, obstacles, and chores. And to top it all off, it’s during the winter in Vermont. I love a good challenge.
So here are the medals for finishing the Spartan Races.
- Red= Sprint, Blue = Super, Green = Beast, and Multi-colored = Trifecta
I still need a Yellow one for the Beast Relay, and a Skull for the Death Race.
See my previous blogs about the different distances of Spartan Race.
Or you can check out SpartanRace.com. And there are thousands of videos on Youtube that racers have posted.
If you think Tough Mudder is tough, Run a Spartan Race. I met dozens of Tough Mudders at the Beast this passed weekend that couldn’t believe just how tough The Spartan Beast was.
Spartan Race has quickly grown to be an International (that’s right, I said international) Obstacle Race Corporation. They currently have 37 Race locations throughout Canada, USA, and Europe. They have added races in Australia, Slovakia, India, and Mexico. And they don’t seem to be slowing down. Spartan Race Founders Joe Desena and Andy Weinberg have made a huge push to make Obstacle Racing a professional Sport. They will have handed out over $500,000.00 in Cash and Prizes this year alone.
They have set up a points system for those of us that race several events, and at the end of the year, the top points leaders receive cash and prizes.
Hope to see you out there. AROO!
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