The Killington Spartan Race 2018 Resulted In A Significant Number of DNFs.

September 30, 2018

“I just don’t see how the number could be that high. It raises a lot of questions about the ways people are (or aren’t) preparing for their races." 



Stuarts Draft, Virginia (Sept. 30th)- There have been many different numbers tossed around regarding the Did Not Finish (DNF) percentage at this year’s Spartan Race in Killington, VT. Some have listed that number as high as 40%, others in the lower 30’s. Trio Fitness OCR owners Joel and Luke Hayes aren’t worried about the exact percentage. Instead, they are concerned that there were DNF’s at all. 


The major draw of Killington, for most racers, is the brutal challenge it presents. Many racers know that when they sign up, they are signing up for one of the most grueling courses Spartan Race puts on each year. With that knowledge, there needs to be proper training implemented in order to finish the race and get the coveted finisher medal. 


Joel Hayes, co-founder of Trio Fitness had an interesting response to such a high DNF rate:


“I just don’t see how the number could be that high. It raises a lot of questions about the ways people are (or aren’t) preparing for their races. We are concerned that many people weren’t prepared for the race. It is very possible that many participants don’t know how to physically prepare their bodies for such a strenuous challenge, that many put effort into training that wasn’t targeted at helping them succeed on race day, and it’s possible that there is a general knowledge gap on how to train for OCRs. We want to help fix these issues. NO MORE DNF’s.”


Trio Fitness, in response to their concern, is offering 90 Days of Free personal training for every single participant who DNF’d at Killington this year.  Simply Email Trio Fitness OCR at info@triofitlife.comwith verification that you participated at the Killington 2018 Spartan Race. They will verify that you Did Not Finish and provide you with a code in order to redeem the Free 90 days of personal training.



Trio Fitness OCR was founded in January 2018. While Joel and Luke Hayes ran Trio Fitness as an online coaching business for several years before, they shifted their focus exclusively to OCR as they found their own lives molding around the sport. Trio Fitness OCR provides all of its clients with 100% customized plans for Obstacle Course Racing. They take everything into account when creating the programs for their clients. This includes geographical location, weather, terrain, equipment, lifestyle, nutrition, travels, work, family, and more.  Trio Fitness OCR offers experienced Certified Personal Trainers with over 9 years of experience working with over 400 clients as well as experienced OCR athletes in Joel and Luke, both of which compete in the Elite races.

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