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Don’t Miss NBC’s Exciting New Series Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge

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What do you get when you pair mud pits, barbed wire crawls, intense rope courses, leaping over fire and a treacherous scaling wall? From the producers of American Ninja Warrior comes Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.     On Monday, June 13, at 10 PM EST, NBC premieres the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge. Inspired by the Spartan Race, the creators of the world’s most demanding obstacle races, this seven episode series features six teams of five competing in a uber-challenging obstacle course race to win $250,000. The teams consist of two men, two women and a Spartan elite team captain who also happens to be a member of the Spartan Pro Team. Spartan Pro Team racers Robert Killian, Matt Novakovich, Brakken Kraker,…

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Spartan Up! Video podcast asks the burning question: Got grit?

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Are you born with “grit” or is it something you can learn? Joe De Sena, epitome of grit and founder and CEO of Spartan Race, sat down with Angela Duckworth (find her TED talk on Grit here) professor of psychology at University of Pennsylvania, for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Duckworth has researched grit for a decade. Find out more by tuning in. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan Up! The Podcast, Joe travels the globe to explore what it means to Spartan Up!…

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Fitness-crazed athletes stop the world for Google’s Project Loon

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Your help is needed! Google’s Project Loon (a research and development project to ensure global Internet connectivity by devising a coverage grid comprised of LTE- and WiFi-equipped high-altitude balloons released into the sky) cannot launch unless the entire world comes to a complete standstill for a fraction of a second. Talk about a tall order. To solve this problem, Google enlisted the help of Joe De Sena, and his global community of super-strong Spartans, to perform a worldwide, synchronized Burpee (what was once called a squat-thrust) in order to jolt the Earth to a halt, allowing Google’s Loon balloons to rise in succession. Watch them attempt to defy (or better yet halt) gravity…       *Oh, by the way,…

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