Ben Schlappi runs through a section of the Charlotte Spartan Race. (photo submitted)
Ben Schlappi runs through a section of the Charlotte Spartan Race. (photo submitted)

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Area runners complete grueling Spartan Race in Charlotte

Published 6:31pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Landrum Middle School student Ben Schlappi recently ran the Spartan Race in Charlotte.

The race consists of a 4-mile run with 15 military style obstacles such as climbing ropes, cargo nets and walls – all in the rain and 40-degree temperatures.

With the weather being as it was, that meant a lot of river crossings and mud as well.

More than 6,000 people entered the race, with 3,065 completing the event. Schlappi placed 842nd overall and fifth in the 13-14 age group.

Meanwhile, another local Sean Doyle, 15, of Green Creek placed 115th overall and fourth in the 15-18 age group.

Ben finished a little cold, but still strong and proud of the accomplishment.

– article submitted by Greg Schlappi

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