January 30, 2013
Burke resident Lance Sanson takes an uncharacteristic pause while carrying a log over his shoulder through Fountainhead Regional Park in preparation for June’s Spartan Death Race.
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Lance Sanson prepares for June’s Spartan Death Race in Pittsfield, Vt.
For those who find marathons too mundane and “century” bike rides just too casual, a new breed of extreme competitions is rapidly gaining popularity. With intimidating names like Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Rugged Maniac, these obstacle races offer unusual combinations of challenges that test the mental as well as physical dexterity of athletes. Atop them all—at least according to its own website and registered competitor Lance Sanson—is the Spartan Death Race, taking place this June in Pittsfield, Vt.