My sister wants to do a Spartan Race, since we’ve already done Tough Mudder and loved it except for the whole electroshock thing. (And, let’s all admit that the whole growing adventure race industry is just ripe for a disaster/large casualties.) So, I sent her this article about the Tough Mudder v. Spartan Race wars and stealing. Changes your ‘tough’ perspective.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/multisport/Playing-Dirty-November-2012.html

3 thoughts on “My sister wants to do a Spartan Race, since we’ve already done Tough Mudder and loved it except for the whole electroshock thing. (And, let’s all admit that the whole growing adventure race industry is just ripe for a disaster/large casualties.) So, I sent her this article about the Tough Mudder v. Spartan Race wars and stealing. Changes your ‘tough’ perspective.

  1. Thanks for sharing this! These types of runs have never appealed to me (although my facebook friends love them!), and now even more so after reading this. There’s something offputting and inauthentic about the idea of a “test of character” that’s designed for masses of people to complete and then brag about on the internet, all while making some HBS dude rich. Like, is that what we think character means?

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