The Country’s Best Endurance Athletes Set Their Sights on Alabama for Race Two of Spartan’s 2019 US National Series

March 15, 2019

Event Kicks-Off Partnership Between B/R Live and Worlds Largest  Obstacle Course Race and Endurance Brand 



SARALAND, AL (March 15, 2019) – The best endurance athletes in the country descend on Saraland, Alabama for the second race of the 2019 Spartan U.S. National Series March 16. The premier Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) circuit offers more than $110,000 in cash prizes for elite racers and will now stream on B/R Live as part of a partnership between the world’s largest OCR and endurance brand and the ultimate destination for passionate sports fans.  


After February’s strong season opener in Jacksonville, FL, the swampy southern terrain in Saraland will set the stage for a heated competition as series leaders Ryan Kempson (men) and Nicole Mericle (women) seek to hold their No. 1 spots in the series against the biggest names in the sport including Robert Killan, Ryan Atkins and Ryan Kent in the men’s race and Lindsay Webster, Rebecca Hammond, Rose Wetzel and Alyssa Hawley for the Women. Ryan Woods who initially sprinted to the finish in Jacksonville with runner up Atkins, will seek redemption after a five-minute penalty took him off the top leaderboard due to improper use of the truss on the A-Frame Cargo Net, the final obstacle of the race. The eite race unfolds along more than 8-miles of technical terrain with 25 obstacles on Spartan’s signature “Super” course. 


The race kicks-off the partnership with B/R Live – Turner Sports’ premium live streaming sports platform, which will stream the race action for free on Sunday, March 17 at 1pm ET (Click Here to view). B/R Live is available by downloading the B/R Live app through iTunes or Google Play; and/or via Apple TV, the Roku platform and Amazon Fire TV.


Following Alabama, the partnership will continue with the remaining three races in the Spartan U.S. National Series which includes stops in Snohomish, WA April 13, Southern California’s Big Bear Lake May 18 and the series finale in Huntsville, UT on July 20, before progressing to the Spartan North American Championship, which takes place August 24, 2019 in Glen Jean, WV - paving the road to the 2019 Spartan World Championship powered by Rakuten in North Lake Tahoe, CA September 29 – drawing a field from more than 50 countries. 


Hosted by the Mobile Sports Authority, Spartan’s Alabama race weekend also offers opportunities for athletes of all ages and skill levels to hit the race course with open heats at the Super and three-mile, 20-obstacle “Sprint,” race courses. A Spartan Kids race is also offered at for youth ages four to 13. To register and learn more visit 


Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain while conquering signature obstacles. With more than one million annual participants, and more than 250 events across more than 40 countries, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Visit for more information.


About Spartan

With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race (OCR) and endurance brand. Providing transformation through sport, Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite. More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan events feature races at various distances: Stadion and Sprint, 3-mile/5-km and 20 Obstacles; Super, 8-mi/13-km and 25 Obstacles; Beast, 13-mi/21-km and 30 Obstacles; and Ultra, 30-mi/50-km and 60 obstacles.  Visit for more information and registration.


About Turner Sports

Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, ELEAGUE and professional golf.  The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across digital and social platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps.  Turner Sports and the NBA jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV,, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App and Turner Sports launched B/R Live in 2018 as a premium live streaming sports platform, serving as the central hub for both the discovery and consumption of live sports content. The streaming service allows fans to find and watch their favorite sports content anywhere, anytime and on the screen of their choice.




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