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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   Saturday, February 6 NFL: Finally, A Pandemic Season Concludes With Super Bowl […]

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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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Tough Mudder Promotes Kyle McLaughlin to CEO

Tough Mudder has promoted its president, Kyle McLaughlin, to CEO, effective July 1. McLaughlin joined the obstacle race event company in 2018 and has been president since January. In that time, he has initiated a string of enhancements aimed at the on-site customer experience and helped the company increase its sponsorships and group sales. “Thanks […]

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GWN Events to Launch SuperPower 5K in Toronto

GWN Events has announced the launch of the SuperPower 5K, which will be held August 30 on Toronto Island. The event will kick off Fan Expo Canada, the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Canada. This year, the SuperPower 5K will be in support of SickKids Foundation. “GWN strives in producing inspiring, engaging events […]

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