Bohemia, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
On January 11, a leader in extreme obstacle course races, Spartan Race, responds to being featured as one of the largest racing entities in a Forbes article which showcases a trend towards obstacle and adventure racing in 2013.
According to the Forbes article by Larry Olmsted, ?Spartan was voted Outside Magazine?s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, and claims to be the first series with global rankings, hosting events in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Slovakia and India.? Compared to race company Tough Mudder, Spartan Race held the most races with over 350 thousand participants.
Forbes depicted the race?s global popularity and described its progression from its inception in 2005 to today. ?These races have obvious appeals to Type A office workers in the same way these professionals have disproportionately flocked to triathlons, especially with the added element of team entries,? Olmsted writes. Headquartered in Vermont and launching races worldwide, Spartan Race is expanding with 900 certified Spartan coaches in the New Year.
Spartan Race founder Joe Desena commends the Forbes article and says, ?Spartan Race is more than a race. It?s about challenging people mentally and physically, bringing people together and getting off the couch and being outside.? He continues, ?Spartan Race has grown exponentially over the years and will continue to expand, especially thanks to this feature in Forbes.?
Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine?s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world?s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors. Go to spartanrace online for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit spartanrace.tv.