, Newburyport, MA


August 12, 2013

Through mud, through fire, through barbed wire

Spartan Race draws 18,000 in Amesbury


Shane Perrault, 27, of Woburn was on his second Spartan and agreed that the teamwork between absolute strangers was a highlight.

“There is a lot of teamwork out there that people don’t see,” said Perrault. “There’s some 8-foot-high walls that a lot of people had a hard time getting over and without the other people there, helping each other up, there is no way through it. The teamwork is actually a big part of the race.”

Brandon Stumpf, 37, of Manchester, N.H., was out for his third Spartan along with his family, including his 8-year-old daughter, Madison, who was doing the kid’s race.

“I think he’s crazy,” Madison said of her dad. “I wouldn’t say that I am crazy, but I would say that he is crazy.”

“Staying in shape as a family is what it all about,” said the elder Stumpf, laughing.

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