Bohemia, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
On January 16, Spartan Race, a global obstacle race organization, commends an article from The Telegraph by David Weir that describes how his endurance training led to his accomplishments at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
According to the article published by The Telegraph, “It was that detailed preparation that gave me my mental strength during the Games and made me tougher than my rivals.” Weir devised a training plan that pushed him physically and mentally on a day-to-day basis to prepare for the Games and he believes this led to his winning of four gold medals in 2012.
In The Telegraph, Weir wrote about how he committed hours of training with cyclists in Richmond Park, skipped leisurely activities, such as drinking alcohol, and went to a summer camp to test his abilities. “The reason I was able to pull through was those hours in Richmond, and the desire to finish the Games on top,” he said.
Spartan Race founder Joe Desena commends Weir on his achievements and commitment to accomplishing his goals and states, “David Weir is an inspiration to many athletes and exemplifies Spartan nature: commitment, athleticism and surpassing the odds.” He adds, “Spartan Race is about pushing yourself to the limits and we commend everyone, athletes and non-athletes, who are willing to challenge themselves mentally and physically to complete their goals.”
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 online for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit spartanrace.