Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
On October 22, 2012, obstacle racing event Spartan Race releases a statement commending the determination of a race participant that finished the race in spite of injury.
According to Spartan Race representative Michael Levine, “In preparation for attacking the Spartan Amesbury Sprint, Jen Fleury hired a local training guru Angela Garcia to get her into fighting form for her first ever Spartan Race.” Levine continues, stating, “As the race began, [Fleury] was off amongst the crowd of racers heading up the first hill. She emerged from the woods and approached the first obstacle head-on as a new racer should. However, as she jumped into the first mud pit, she landed on a rock and let out a deafening scream. Pulling herself out of the mud she continued on into the subsequent pits, refusing to give up, cursing with every step she took.” Later, emergency room testing showed that Fleury had four breaks in her Talus bone.
Spartan Races range from mile-long treks to full blown marathons, which challenge its racers with varying obstacles. Spartan would like to wish Fleury a quick recovery and also commend her determination as a true Spartan.
Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors. Go to spartanrace.com for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit spartanrace.tv. Their tagline touts, “You’ll know at the finish line!”