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The 2021 Spartan World Championship featured sand dunes of more than 1,000 feet in height in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy of Spartan

Spartan Race Travels Back to Abu Dhabi

Putting on a world championship caliber event is difficult enough on its own. Doing it across the world in the middle of a desert – harder. Now, add in Formula 1 and the World Cup in the same area, and you get the logistical challenge that faces Spartan as it prepares for the 2022 Spartan […]

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Spartan, World Obstacle Partner to Further Develop Obstacle Racing

Spartan and World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles, have signed a memorandum of understanding and established a framework to develop the sport of obstacle racing worldwide. The collaboration includes the sanctioning and hosting of elite-level races, cooperation on competition rules, officiating and training, anti-doping rules and broadcast planning. The agreement also focuses on […]

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2023 Tough Mudder Events

Status The bid process is ongoing. Inside Track Tough Mudder is currently seeking venues in Texas, California, Oregon, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee. Tough Mudder events offer numerous event formats escalating in distance, obstacle count and challenge level: Mini Mudder (1 Mile, ages 5-12), Tough Mudder 5k (3.1 Miles, 13 […]

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Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, is one of seven venues in the U.S. that will host Stadion Series events in 2022.

Spartan Gives Fans New Way to Experience Stadiums

Every sports fan who sits in the crowd at their favorite stadium wonders what it would be like to look through the lens of an athlete on the field. While running onto the field during a game is highly discouraged and will lead to legal consequences, Spartan Race is giving everybody the chance to experience […]

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Marvel Joins Tough Mudder on Fitness Challenge

Would you rather be inspired by Captain America than some generic coach on your fitness app of choice? Tough Mudder and Marvel will give you the chance. Tough Mudder has announced it will again collaborate with Marvel on a fitness challenge inspired by the company’s superheroes. Tough Mudder Challenges: Marvel Series will feature six digital […]

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Spartan World Championship Heads to Abu Dhabi

For the first time in its 10-year history, the Spartan World Championship will be staged outside of the United States when the event goes to Abu Dhabi, December 4-5, 2020. The event, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and sponsored by Rakuten, will bring the Elite Spartan World Championship, Spartan Team World Championship and […]

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Three Cities Chosen for “American Ninja Warrior” Season

NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” will return this summer for a ninth season, with Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis serving as preliminary-round hosts for the series’ obstacle courses. In Washington and St. Louis, the competition will move indoors, with events held at the DC Armory and The Dome at America’s Center, respectively. Los Angeles […]

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Kyle McLaughlin Resigns as Tough Mudder CEO

Kyle McLaughlin has resigned his position as CEO of Tough Mudder, leaving the leadership and future of the organization in doubt as it seeks to merge with longtime obstacle race company Spartan Race. McLaughlin, who was named CEO in July 2019 after joining the organization in 2018, stepped down from the post on December 20. […]

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Spartan Race Acquires Option on Tough Mudder Events

A big change will be coming in the endurance and obstacle racing industry as Spartan Race, Inc., has announced it has bought an option on Tough Mudder’s foreign events with efforts to complete Spartan’s acquisition of all the U.S-based events to be completed in the near future. According to a Spartan news release, it is […]

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Spartan Acquires Costa Rica Mountain Bike Event

Spartan has announced that it has acquired the La Ruta De Los Conquistadores multiday mountain bike race in Costa Rica, part of the obstacle race company’s planned expansion into new avenues of sports and fitness. Under terms of the deal, the founders and organizers of the three-day race from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans, Roman […]

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