Thousands of Melbourne’s fitness fanatics pushed themselves to their physical limits at the Spartan Super Race today, battling obstacles such rope climbs, fire jumps, spear throws and barbed wire crawls, before coming up against Spartan Gladiators in the battle arena.
With as many as 10,000 Australians having already taken part in the Sydney and Melbourne 7km Spartan Sprint races, Melbourne’s turnout didn’t disappoint with some of its best racers coming to Morrisons to take on the world’s leading obstacle racing series.
“It’s great to be back in Australia to take on another Spartan Race”, said female Spartan World Championships runner-up and Melbourne Super winner, Deanna Blegg. “After the result in Vermont at the World Championships, all I wanted to do was compete in another race and the Melbourne Super definitely delivered the goods!”.
Competitors were timed, ranked and judged as they battled their way through the 14 kilometer brutal course, earning their right to cross the finish line. Setting the benchmark for elite obstacle courses globally, today’s Spartan Race pushed competitors to their physical and mental abilities.
1st Place Mens: James Meredith
1st Place Female: Deanna Blegg
With 60 races planned globally this year, Australian locations and dates include:
· Sydney Spartan Beast and Spartan Ultra Beast races – Saturday 2nd November: 21km and 42km (respectively) with 20+ obstacles
· Brisbane Spartan Sprint – Saturday 8th March: 7km with 15+ obstacles
· Perth Spartan Super & Sprint – Saturday 12th July: 14km with 20+ obstacles and 7km with 15+ obstacles (respectively
Setting the benchmark for elite obstacle courses globally, competitors will be timed, ranked and judged as they battle their way through the adventure-packed course. Spartan Race has recently been voted as Best Obstacle Race for 2013 by Obstacle Racing Magazine.
For more information, visit www.spartanrace.com.au or www.facebook.com/SpartanRaceAustralia