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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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