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Spartan to Hold 2022 World Championship in Abu Dhabi

Spartan has announced that its 2022 World Championship will return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from December 2–4 with athletes facing a challenging new course in Al Wathba. This is the second year that Abu Dhabi will host the Spartan World Championship. The course features desert terrain with vast sand dune trails. The best […]

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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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Joe De Sena

Joe De Sena has been an entrepreneur almost from the beginning, selling fireworks at age 8, building a pool-cleaning business and later founding a Wall Street trading firm. But his true passion was in health and fitness, and adventure racing specifically. After competing in dozens of long-distance races, he founded Spartan Race in 2010. The obstacle race series separated itself from the pack by timing participants and treating the experience as a legitimate sport, one with a potential future at the Olympic Games. Today, the Reebok Spartan Race offers 3-, 8- and 12-mile events that together attract more than 1 million participants annually across 170 events in 28 countries, including races in Europe and Asia.In this interview with SportsTravel’s Jason Gewirtz

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