Athletes sprint through obstacle course at Glendale stadium

Athletes sprint through University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Saturday, July 7 during Spartan's 2018 Stadium Series obstacle course race. [Courtesy of Spartan]

Top endurance athletes in the obstacle racing world tackled the gritty course at University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday, July 7 as part of Spartan’s 2018 Stadium Series.

The race weekend included some of the nation’s top athletes as well as weekend warriors and new racers taking on Spartan’s three-mile “sprint” and kids races.

Athletes climb over an obstacle on the floor of University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale during during Spartan’s 2018 Stadium Series obstacle course race. [Courtesy of Spartan]
Turning the traditional grounds of America’s most beloved ballparks and stadiums upside down, Spartan Stadium Series events are fast and furious, blending the existing attributes of the facilities (inside and out) with the brand’s constructed obstacles.

The test of strength and agility will see competitors climbing steep stairs, racing down narrow concourses with sharp turns and facing tall walls, rope climbs, monkey bars and more.

Isaiah Vidal captured the men’s elite title with a time of 27:08, while Tennil Beuerlein earned the top prize on the women’s side with a 34-minute course pace.

This table shows the results of Spartan’s 2018 Stadium Series Race Saturday, July 7 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Joining Vidal on the men’s podium was Veejay Jones in second and Mack Roesch in third. Cassandra Dick and Faye Morgan rounded out the women’s top three, earning second and third respectively.

Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain while conquering signature obstacles.

With more than one million annual participants, and more than 200 events across more than 30 countries, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Visit spartan.com for more information.

Athletes mingle and race Saturday, July 7 in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale during during Spartan’s 2018 Stadium Series obstacle course race. [Courtesy of Spartan]
Editor’s note: The above was republished from a Spartan press release.


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