Thursday, November 13th, 2014


World’s Best Obstacle Race Competitors Traverse 14.5 Miles and 33 Obstacles Across Killington Mountain

All-Access Look at Pinnacle of Obstacle Racing

Spartan Race Founder and CEO Joe De Sena to Conduct Twitter Q&A with Fans Via @SpartanRace Sunday at 2 p.m. ET Leading Into Coverage

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 13, 2014 –  NBC Sports Group showcases some of the world’s best athletes in obstacle racing this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET when NBC presents coverage of the 2014 Spartan Race World Championship from Killington, Vt.

The Spartan Race World Championship, held annually at Killington Mountain Resort, is widely recognized as the most challenging obstacle course racing event of the year. More than 10,000 athletes from around the world participated in the race, which traversed 14.5 miles and 33 obstacles across the treacherous black diamond trails on Killington Mountain. This year’s race took place on Sept. 20 in 45-degree weather, adding another element of difficulty to the event.

Veteran action sports broadcaster Sal Masekela will call the race from Killington, Vt. In addition to television coverage on NBC, NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide streaming coverage of this Sunday’s Spartan Race World Championship. For more info, click here:


Highlights from Sunday’s presentation include:


  • Spotlight features on competition favorites Matt “The Bear” Novakovich, Rose Wetzel, Hunter McIntyre, and John Yatsko;
  • Surprise second-place finish in the women’s race for Spartan Race rookie Corinna Coffin, a senior at Virginia Tech;
  • Third-place finish in the women’s race for April Dee, a U.S. military veteran, internationally-ranked Spartan Race competitor, and mother of two;
  • Exclusive interviews with international competitors and 2014 Spartan Race World Championship winners Claude Godbout (CAN) and Jon Albon (GBR), who took first place in the women’s and men’s races;
  • Remarkable story of perseverance from high-school wrestler James Magana, who is legally blind and completed the course alongside his former coach Daren de Heras.



In addition, Spartan Race CEO and Founder Joe De Sena will conduct a Twitter Q&A via @SpartanRace this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, leading into NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Spartan Race World Championship.


Founded in 2010, Spartan Race is the global leader in the sport of obstacle racing. Spartan races cater to individuals looking to test their physical limits and change their frame of reference for what they can accomplish, from everyday people looking to get off the couch and lead a fitter lifestyle, to elite endurance athletes seeking the ultimate physical test. Currently, Spartan offers three primary race formats, “Sprint” (3+ miles; 15+ obstacles), “Super” (8+ miles; 20+ obstacles) and “Beast” (13+ miles; 25+ obstacles), along with a shorter format race for children. Unlike other obstacle-focused events, Spartan Races are always timed and competitors are encouraged to accumulate completion medals at each of the primary race distances to achieve “Trifecta” status. With over 40 races slated for the United States in 2014, and 70 races taking place across 17 countries internationally, Spartan Race urges you to change your life by signing up to race today at