Spartan Race Reflects on 2012 Death Race While Preparing for 2013

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Spartan Race, global obstacle race organization, reflects on the 2012 Spartan Death Race in their Spartan Blog to prepare for the race in 2013.

On January 23, Spartan Race, a global obstacle race organization, prepares for the 2013 Death Race, “Gambler,” as they reflects on the 2012 Death Race, “The Year of Betrayal,” in the Spartan Blog.

According to the blog entry titled “The Spartan Death Race,” by Carry Adams, out of the 344 participants, over 82 percent (285 participants) didn’t complete the race. “No known start or finish time, no clue what will be asked by Race Directors Andy and Joe, it’s something you just hope to survive,” Adams writes.

Preparing for the 2013 race, Adams reviews past races and last year’s race winners in the Spartan Blog. “Where 2011 saw a beginning to the race with five hours of lifting stones, 2012 began with an ultra marathon in teams carrying a heavy weight,” Adams writes. Last year, the race lasted over 67 hours total, with Olof Dallner winning first place in the Men’s Division and Shelley Koenig in the Women’s Division.

Spartan Race founder Joe Desena commends the 2012 Death Race winners and says, “Every year we find more creative ways to push people beyond their limits.” He adds, “In 2013, I’m looking forward to seeing new and returning Spartans who are willing to test their abilities and push past their limits.”

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


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