Thu, Aug 15, 2013 10:04 PM
Spartan Race World Championship in Killington Sept. 21-22 to be
Spartan Race, Inc., the world's premier obstacle racing company,
known for its innovative challenges, promises even bigger surprises
for the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship.
Spartan Race and NBC Sports Network are collaborating on a
television special that will feature the World Championship and
focus on the sport of obstacle racing. This event, the culmination
of the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race Series, will take place on Sept.
21-22, 2013, in Killington, near Spartan Race HQ in
Tens of thousands of obstacle racing competitors and enthusiasts
from around the world will converge on New England, where $250,000
in cash and prizes will be on the line. At the World Championship,
top-ranked Reebok Spartan Race athletes, Olympians, and amateur
athletes alike will compete side-by-side, assuming they have the
brawn, guts and intestinal fortitude.
Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports Group to chronicle the
amazing people and stories behind the race series and the World
Championship, culminating in a 90-minute TV special that will air
on the NBC Sports Network on Oct. 19.
"We are looking for inspiring men and women who have changed their
lives through Spartan training and racing - from the best athletes
to the weekend warrior who just loves to run, jump, climb and play.
We know they're out there. Our mission is to turn couch potatoes
into athletes and inspire people to live a fitter life," said
Spartan Race founder Joe Desena.
Competitors are traveling thousands of miles to tackle a gauntlet
of exciting obstacles, including throwing spears, leaping through
fire, aerial traverses over water, challenging rope climbs, and
barbed wire crawls. Spartan Races are known for their creative use
of terrain, and the World Championship is sure to deliver, and then
some. The undulating Vermont landscape will test even the most
seasoned athletes and a farm dinner for one thousand people the
night before the World Championship will ensure they are
well-fueled for the event.