Canadian Lindsay Webster wins Spartan Race World Championship
The Caledon, Ont. obstacle course racer triumphs in California at the Spartan Race World Championship on Saturday
Canadian Lindsay Webster won the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Squaw Valley, Calif. on Saturday.
Webster of Caledon, Ont. captured the women’s championship in 3:06:10, winning US$15,000 for her efforts. Joining Webster on the women’s podium was Zuzana Kocumoca in second and Alyssa Hawley in third.
Webster conquered the grueling mountainous 25K, 40-obstacle course at Squaw Valley to capture the world title. Canadians Ryan Atkins and Faye Stenning finished fourth in the men’s and women’s races. (Scroll through the below Instagram feed to see photos of Webster and Stenning.)
An estimated 15,000 competitors took part in the race weekend in Olympic Valley.
The Spartan Race World Championship featured a series of competitive events and a total purse of $100,000 in cash and prizes. Athletes crawled through barbed wire, scaled walls, swam through a near-freezing cold lake, and conquered close to 40 obstacles to determine the men’s and women’s individual world champions.
Competitors earned entry to the championship heat by finishing in the top placings at Spartan Races around the world during the 2017 qualifying season.
With files from a press release.