“What’s a Spartan Combine?” You ask? Well, it’s like if the NFL and Crossfit had a baby, but not really, I just wanted to say that. It’s more like Spartan and the NFL Combine had a baby. In the week between the two SoCal Spartan weekends, Spartan WOD mastermind Joe DiStefano is offering 30+ athletes(…)
Joe DeSena spent the summer of 2014 flying around the world, supporting and growing Spartan Race, but also interviewing some of the most interesting people in the world for his new show Spartan Up! The Podcast. For his book of the same name, the Spartan CEO outlined his story and his theory on how to(…)
I put quotes on “Selfie” not because I’m a grammar nerd and I hate pop-culture terms, but because I’m talking about the new ABC show that debuted this fall and recently based an entire episode on two of the main characters competing in a mud run. ‘Selfie’ Episode 12: Stick in the Mud aired on(…)
A lot of top athletes in obstacle racing use beet juice to boost performance by drinking it straight or through concentrated forms like Beet Elite. You’ve probably even seen a lot of Beet Elite athletes on the podium of Spartan Races and other local OCRs. Why are they using it? The benefits touted by these(…)
As the dawn light settled into the hills surrounding the Mines and Meadows ATV park in Wampum, PA on September 27th, the fog began to lift, revealing the most unique obstacle course ever created. Heavy favorites Ryan Atkins and Corinna Coffin came to this BattleFrog Series race fresh off of their respective 2nd place finishes(…)
The 2014 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Weekend kicked off this evening with an even bigger press conference than last year, hosting many more cameras, press, and athletes. After Spartan CEO Joe DeSena said a few words, our favorite announcer and MC, TC Anderson asked the panel of Spartan Pro Team Elite Athletes a few(…)
In April of 2014 ION traveled to NYC to tackle the 2nd ever CitiField Spartan Stadium Sprint and report on all the race action. Watch the race unfold in this exclusive behind the scenes footage of elite OCR racers like Hunter McIntyre, Miguel Medina, Shaun Provost, Karlee Whipple, and Laura Messner.
In late April of 2014 Inside Obstacle News host Joel Getty interviewed OCR elite Glenn Racz to find out all the details on his win in Las Vegas and how he joined the Spartan Pro Team.
In a press release yesterday Spartan Race announced Barcelona, Spain as the host of the first ever European Championship. Taking place only one week after their World Championship in Killington, VT, Spartan has set the bar high with another Beast for their European racers, and if that weren’t enough, you can earn your entire Trifecta(…)
EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS Spartan Race recently released details of the Triple Crown prize breakouts to ION exclusively, including total prize money, and other details that should answer many of your questions. Since announcing their Triple Crown Series back in July, Spartan Race and Reebok have been holding onto details of where the promised $500,000 would go. Another(…)