SPARTAN IN HIGH HEELS: CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL
WHAT: Spartan Race, the global leader in obstacle racing (www.spartan.com), will showcase all of the action from the 2016 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe on NBC!
Set on the same ground as the 1960 Winter Olympics, over 10,000 athletes from around the globe will scale the challenging mountain terrain to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes.
“Since 2010, Spartan Race has grown exponentially around the world,” said Joe De Sena, Spartan Race CEO. “This kind of explosive growth in the sport is due in large part to our millions of passionate racers. It’s incredible to have top athletes from all around the world converge in Lake Tahoe for the Spartan Race World Championship to test themselves against world class competition and some of the most challenging terrain imaginable.”
WHEN: Tune in Christmas day, December 25th at 5PM EST on NBC, and visit http://www.spartan.comfor more information or to register for a race.
WHO: Top athletes from all over the world came to Lake Tahoe to compete and test themselves on the tough terrain and best endurance competition available.
2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Champions Robert Killian (USA) and Zuzana Kocumova (CZE) will return to defend their titles, as well as married couple, Lindsay Webster (CAN) and Ryan Atkins (CAN) who were both winners of the 2016 Spartan U.S. Championship Series. The competitive field will also include former World Champion Hobie Call (USA), Jon Albon (UK), and other top athletes from across the globe. Competitors qualified for the World Championship by placing in the top 5 in one of the qualifying races in over 25 Countries.
In addition to the top Spartan competitors, the episode will feature NFL legend Randy Moss looking to complete his Spartan Trifecta. The Trifecta entails completing all three Spartan core race types (Sprint, Super, Beast) within a calendar year. He will compete in the Beast race during the World Championship.
About Spartan Race
Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race company and the first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events in 30 countries planned for 2017, Spartan Race has more than 1 million global participants, and offers open heats for all fitness levels as well as competitive and elite heats. With over 5 million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, as well as the popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. Spartan Race features races at three distances, 3 Mile/20 Obstacle “Sprint,” 8 Mile/25 Obstacle “Super” and 12 Mile/30 Obstacle “Beast,” culminating each year in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship. Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.