Posts Tagged obstacle courses/racing

90 Stories Of Weight Losers

Ryan Norton at 305 pounds—1/15/2012

Just bumped into a slide show (at bottom of the page of this link) of 90 people who lost weight, showing the before and after pictures. Amazing. Also included are the stories of how they gained and lost weight and what it took to finally start dropping the pounds. Pretty inspirational. Check ’em out And here are photos from one of the stories by an ex-marine who lost 74 pounds when his buddies forced him to prepare for a Tough Mudder obstacle course challenge that I have mentioned in an earlier post .

Ryan at 231 in the Tough Mudder—Summer 2012

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Obstacle Racing For Athletes Who Like Mud Crawling

Here is a kind of athletic challenge called Spartan Racing. Are you tough enough to even think about doing it? Below is some info from the Spartan Race web site . You can also see video clips of a number of Spartan Races here. It reminds me of the obstacle courses I had to complete in the military. And there is a lot of crawling through mud, just like I did one winter, but without the live machine-gun bullets I had flying above my head.

Obstacle Racing at its Toughest! You thought mud runs and trail races were tough?

This video describes some competitors who have overcome personal hardships that would stop many…but these athletes are now Spartan Racers. If they can do it, then we can, whatever our choice of athletic event.

Spartan Race™, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough guy fun runs, or a warrior dash, it’s time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course. You can tackle a Spartan Sprint, a Super Spartan, but only a few of you will have the heart to graduate up to our Death Race; the world championship of obstacle racing, and an endurance race like NO other. Are you unbreakable?

Why Spartan? Because the Spartans were tough as nails. Why race our obstacle course races? Because we all thrive under pressure, survival of the fittest. Our goal is simple… to get you off your couch, throw you in the mud & trails, and feed you one tough endurance event day that will be the adrenalin rush of your life.

An obstacle course race is designed to test your resilience, strength, stamina, quick decision making skills, and ability to laugh in the face of adversity. We want to own obstacle racing and our unique obstacle course trail races will demand every ounce of your strength, ingenuity, and animal instinct.

You will understand at the finish line…

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