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Sam Norton

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received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and writing from Keene State College. She has written for Hersam Acorn Newspapers, Taste for Life, athome magazine and New Canaan-Darien magazine. When she isn’t up to her ears in reading and writing, she can be found obsessing over her Jack Russell terrier, Jacqui, or watching her favorite movie, The Goonies, for the billionth time.

Physical disabilities are no impediment: Nothing stops a Spartan

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Nothing could have prepared me for experiencing the Tri-State NY Spartan Sprint at Citi Field in person. I had read about Joe De Sena’s Spartan Race, an obstacle course event designed to test you physically and mentally. I had imagined it was all young, male hardbodies grunting and sweating as they ran up flights of stairs and climbed ropes.  I couldn’t have been more wrong. The competitors included every sort of human being imaginable—and some I didn’t expect, including cancer survivors, PTA parents, wounded warriors—some missing limbs, children, members of the silver-haired set, athletes in wheelchairs and those fighting to get fit.  Every color and background was represented: young and old, straight and gay, rich and poor, black, white, Asian…

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