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Australian Spartan is the People’s Obstacle Course Show

The Spinoff argues that Australian Spartan is the superior obstacle course show. While we at Obstacle Racers NZ beg to differ (see here for our commentary and review of Australian Spartan), we’re currently cheering the New Zealand teams on (follow the recap of the New

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Inaugural Whitestone Wipe Out

Competitors in the inaugural Whitestone Wipe Out will soon be slipping, sliding, jumping and clambering around the Oamaru Racecourse. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7 and will take place on a 5km trail around the course. Mud, water and obstacles will feature

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Remarkable Recovery Continues For Aidan Terpstra

Aidan Terpstra was punched and suffered severe brain injuries because of it. He is now recovering far beyond what doctors believed possible. Before the punch, he was athletic. A keen mountainbiker and sportsman, he won the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in 2015. This determination

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Introducing the MatakanaXrun

There’s something happening in Matakana, 60km north of Auckland. We’ve been hearing a bit of chatter recently saying “hey, you should pay attention to the MatakanaXrun”, so hey, we’ll shutup and pay attention to the MatakanaXrun. Below we bring you a brief of the race

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New Zealand vs Spartan: Recap

As New Zealand takes on Australian Spartan, Obstacle Racers NZ will keep you updated on the progress of each team. Below is your guide to the appearance of each Kiwi team on the Australian Spartan tv show and how far they made it through the

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Rumour Mill: 2019 Spartan Race in New Zealand

Is Spartan Race Holding an Event in New Zealand in 2019? Spartan Race has dropped another hint that a potential New Zealand Spartan Race is in development. In posts to the closed Spartan Race Street Team Australia facebook group and instagram, New Zealand was heavily

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‘Excited as’ for Australian Spartan

The sound of his own voice makes Jayden Davy cringe, so he can’t imagine what it will be like watching himself on TV. The 24-year-old, of Hamilton, is getting ready to relive his time on an Australian fitness competition similar to American Ninja Warrior when

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Meet the Kiwi Teams Taking On Australian Spartan

Kiwi Teams Revealed for Australian Spartan Australian Spartan premieres Sunday 4 March, 7pm on TVNZ 2 and on TVNZ OnDemand. Australian Spartan is filmed and Produced in Brisbane by Eureka/Matchbox Pictures for Channel Seven in Australia in partnership with TVNZ for New Zealand. Inspired by