Spartan Race Announces $500,000 Triple Crown
Obstacle athletes will "compete and repeat"
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For athletes who seek suffering, Spartan Race has announced the first “triple crown” of obstacle racing. The series will require athletes to compete in three of four Reebok Spartan Race events this autumn to earn the title of Triple Crown Winner.
The required events will be the Reebok Spartan World Championship on September 20 in Killington, Vermont; the Team Championship on November 1 in Dallas, Texas; and either the South Carolina Spartan Race Beast or the Sacramento Reebok Spartan Race Super on October 25.
“We have some of the world’s top athletes competing in our races, where a mix of obstacles and terrain test their physical strength and mental resolve,” said Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena. “We are kicking it up a notch by giving these athletes an opportunity to ‘compete and repeat’ to prove their dominance in the sport.”
Triple-crown racers will battle it out for the title and a $500,000 prize, which will be awarded to the top elite men and women with the best cumulative performance over the course of the three races.