Spartan Race Releases a Statement Regarding the Inspiring Journey of Obstacle Racer Diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

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Popular obstacle racing event Spartan Race releases a statement regarding Jen Rosant, a Spartan Racer and captain of Team Braveheart, who, despite various health scares and struggles, competes in up to 35 events each year.

On October 8th, obstacle race Spartan Race releases a statement about Jen Rosant, a Spartan Racer and Gaspari Nutrition Team Captain who had been diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) and found comfort in competing in intense Spartan Races.

According to Spartan representative Carrie Adams, Jen Rosant is a 35-year-old New Jersey native and captain of Gaspari Nutrition’s Team Braveheart. Adams states, “I know Jen personally and she is one of the most remarkable women I’ve ever met. A survivor in every sense of the word, a motivator of the masses, and a living embodiment of the best of what Spartan is about.” According to Adams, ten years ago Rosant had been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. After undergoing surgery, Rosant received news revealing that she had developed Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), which is the scarring, swelling and destruction of the bile ducts both around and inside the liver. After receiving treatment for two years, Rosant remarkably did not need a liver transplant.

Despite her journey, Rosant states that she “has never felt better or been in better shape”. In addition, Rosant had commented that she is “able to do upwards of 35 events in one year.” Regardless of her hardships, Rosant is delighted to a part of Team Braveheart and to compete in Spartan Races. “I cannot even begin to explain the impact that Spartan Race has created for Team Braveheart,” Rosant states.

Rosant has come a long way, especially for someone who underwent IVs of chemotherapy within the last two years. Rosant’s motivational strength is an inspiration to Spartan Race. In addition, Rosant feels encouraged by the obstacle race, stating, “I promise you this, you will see Team Braveheart again, you will see them at many of your events, but next year’s Tri-State you better get us a bigger tent, I plan on bringing 100+ Bravehearts with a larger drive than this year.”

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 that features 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. Check out spartanrace.com for additional information, a list of events or to register for a Spartan Race. Looking for videos? Please visit .spartanrace.tv. Their tagline says, “You’ll know at the finish line!”

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