Spartan Race Comments on Margaret Schlachter’s Top Ten Moments in Her 2012 Spartan Obstacle Course Races

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Following an article about a Spartan runner’s top ten moments of 2012, Spartan Race offers their comments.

On January 18, 2013, Spartan Race comments on a Spartan blog post by Margaret Schlachter regarding Schlachter’s top ten moments of her 2012 Spartan obstacle course races.

Schlachter mentions in the Spartan Blog post, “2012 was an incredible year, little did I know that in June when I started my 2012 season I would race nineteen official times and a few laps to help out, amass seven podium finishes and never out of the top 15.” The article mentions some of Schlachter’s top moments, such as finishing 3rd twice in one weekend, watching the Spartan Chicked movement grow, a book deal, friendships in the Spartan community, and turning “pro.”

The blog states that the Spartan Chicked movement has grown to over 9,000 members and Schlachter was there to watch it grow. “We started with a dozen women brought together with an idea by Carrie Adams and today it’s grown beyond what any could have imagined a year and a half ago,” stated Schlachter. The article also mentions that thanks to Spartan Race, Schlachter is expecting her own book to be out in Spring 2014.

According to the blog, “The Spartan Community is unlike any other in sport.” Schlachter states that the friendships and bonds created through Spartan are unique, in that her biggest competitors are also her best friends. Last but not least, Schlachter’s number one moment was turning “pro” for Spartan. According to the article Schlachter says, “In July, I quit my day job and simultaneously became the first female professional obstacle course racer. My life is my website, Dirt in Your Skirt, racing and training.”

Spartan Race founder, Joseph Desena, commends Margaret Schlachter on all of her achievements throughout her Spartan obstacle course races and being a prominent member of the Spartan family. “Margaret had accomplished so much in her Spartan Race career and she is and will continue to be an inspiration to us at Spartan, and all the racers out there,” said Desena.

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.

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