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Spartan Race is about more than just physical fitness for competitors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If slogging through three-plus miles of mud, dirt and obstacles seems like a fun way to spend your off time, then the next couple of weekends are just for you. The Spartan Race Series returns to Reveille Peak Ranch on May 9-10 and May 16-17 with both the […]

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Craig Orton and his son Colby celebrate after the completion of the Spartan Beast in December in Glen Rose. The father-son duo are tackling the Super Spartan on May 17 at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet. Officials expect more than 15,000 obstacle-race enthusiasts to compete in the Spartan event May 17-18. Courtesy photo

Grueling Spartan Race toughens father-son bond

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — What builds a better father-son relationship than climbing rope walls, evading barrages of pugil sticks, leaping through fire, running 5-15 miles together before eventually trying to get all the mud, dirt and grime out of every nook and cranny in your body? (more…)

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Isaiah Vidal, a 2011 graduate of Marble Falls High School, is one of 10 Defenders featured on ‘Million Dollar Mile,’ a 10-episode TV series that premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, on CBS. Courtesy photo by Spartan Race

Marble Falls grad Isaiah Vidal now a Spartan pro

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For almost two years, Marble Falls High School graduate Isaiah Vidal pushed his body through some of the most extreme races imaginable — several with the moniker “Death Race.” (more…)

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Isaiah Vidal charges through a gauntlet of pummeling Spartan Race volunteers and staff during the Monterrey (Calif.) Spartan Beast on Aug. 10. After the race, Spartan Race co-founder and CEO Joe DeSena challenged the 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate to bicycle from Austin to Killington, Vt., for the Spartan Race World Championships on Sept. 21. Vidal, who had never pedaled a bike more than 25 miles in one day, accepted the challenged and headed cross country Aug. 29. On Sept. 14, the road-weary athlete pedaled into Pittsfield, Vt., where he'll recover for the nearby world championships. Photo courtesy of Spartan Race

Marble Falls graduate uses toughness, faith to grind through 2,000-mile bike ride

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR PITTSFIELD, VT — When Spartan Race co-founder and CEO Joe DeSena challenged Isaiah Vidal of Marble Falls to bicycle from Austin to Vermont to compete in the race’s world championships Sept. 21, the 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate shook DeSena’s hand and accepted. (more…)

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Isaiah Vidal of Marble Falls crawls through a mud field while evading barbed wire strung across the pit during the 2013 Colorado Military Spartan Race at Fort Carson on May 4-5. Vidal finished second during the May 4 Elite Race but returned the next day to finish first in the next Elite Race. The former Marble Falls High School student competes in the 2013 Austin Spartan Sprint at Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet on May 11-12. Photo courtesy of Spartan Race (www.spartanrace.com)

Marble Falls athlete pushes himself physically, mentally in Spartan Race series

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Isaiah Vidal doesn’t wallow in the mud when things don’t go his way. His reaction to disappointment, especially in regard to his obstacle course racing, more likely involves recovery and domination. (more…)

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Competitors gain more than they give up at Spartan Race in Burnet

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — As Max Cardenas slogged his way through the four miles of obstacles and trails during the 2012 Spartan Race at Reveille Peak Ranch, the restauranteur didn’t realize how the three-hour ordeal would change his life. (more…)

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