Three signs of a good Super Spartan race: fire, athletic(ish) shoes, and not even having to run.
Three signs of a good Super Spartan race: fire, athletic(ish) shoes, and not even having to run.
Photo by Molly Smith

Super Spartan Race: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Wild West of Rawhide Western Town in Chandler hosted a horde of warriors on Sunday for the annual Super Spartan Race -- 8 miles and 15 obstacles including rock walls, mud pits and yeah, of course, fire.

The thought of a few fit people and "deadly" obstacles sounded pretty interesting, so we drove to Chandler and took a few fashionable notes. The Good's above, the Bad and the Ugly are after the jump and the whole sweaty slideshow is right here.

Two signs of a bad Super Spartan race: calling that pansy thing a "wall of fire", and feeling the need to do a flip cannonball over the "wall of fire" (see far left).
Two signs of a bad Super Spartan race: calling that pansy thing a "wall of fire", and feeling the need to do a flip cannonball over the "wall of fire" (see far left).
Photo by Molly Smith
One sign of an ugly Super Spartan Race: A hot dog? Really? This is SPARTA!
One sign of an ugly Super Spartan Race: A hot dog? Really? This is SPARTA!
Photo by Molly Smith

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