A few years ago I competed in a Spartan Race. It was the dirtiest, best time I had that summer. So I was sad to hear that they’re not holding a race in Manitoba this year, but that news came with a silver lining.
Two local competitors and generally awesome people Johnny and Jen Fukumoto will be representing Manitoba on the Spartan circuit this summer as members of Team Canada.
“We were selected as athletes, but also for our commitment to developing the sport locally” Johnny said in a recent interview in my community paper The Herald.
The Fukumotos own and coach at their North Kildonan “anti-gym” Fukumoto Fitness 50 Burnett Ave. As obstacle races seem to grow in popularity every year, to meet the growing demand to train for them, Fukumoto Fitness has set up a training course in the back of their building.
If you’ve never tried an obstacle race before, I say get some friends together and make a go of it. You’ll find yourself trying some things you thought you could never do and some things that you haven’t done since you were a kid. And you’re gonna get dirty… so, so dirty.