Spartan has announced a 24-hour challenge taking place this weekend on Zoom. Up to 1,000 competitors will race a total of 86k and complete 134 obstacles from Saturday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 3rd. 86k is symbolic because it is the combined distance of Spartan's Sprint, Super, Beast, and Ultra events combined. You can watch the whole event play out on Spartan's YouTube channel.
See the press release below for details.
Spartan’s 24-Hour Virtual Race Challenges the Grit and Enduranceof Hundreds of Athletes on a World Stage“The Unbreakable 24” presented by Darn Tough Brings a Global Field of Athletes to Zoom for the First Virtual Challenge of Its Kind – May 2-3WHO: Hundreds of endurance athletes from around the globe.WHAT: The Unbreakable 24 presented by Darn Tough brings the spirit of Spartan’s most insane and difficult events. This challenge turns to the virtual realm as the brand hosts its first-ever 24-hour online challenge. With continuous obstacles testing the body and mind throughout the time period, competitors will be pushed to their breaking points, leaving only one man and one woman standing.As competitors are led through the evolving stages of the event, they will cover the distance and obstacle count of Spartan’s Sprint, Super, Beast, and Ultra events, racing a total of 86K while covering 135 obstacles, which are a series of bodyweight and aerobic exercises. The event is scaled for indoor or outdoor activity, with Spartan providing alternatives for those who cannot run outside, including use of indoor cardio equipment — such as stationary bikes and rowing machines — and exercises such as bear crawls, jump rope and stair climbs.The 86K is all before hitting the La Ruta trail, and then diving into Spartan’s Extreme Endurance events components, true tests of physical and mental grit. These events are known for their grueling nature, having once set the Guinness World Record for the longest barbed wire crawl (12K).Any break in a competitor’s live Zoom transmission of more than 10 minutes throughout the 24-hour period will result in immediate disqualification.The unpredictable 24-hour event will unfold live on Zoom, and will stream on Spartan’s YouTube channel, including color and commentary from Spartan athletes, influencers and founder and CEO Joe De Sena.WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd at 3pm ET to Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm ET