Muddy Glory for Thousands of Montana Spartans

By Beacon Staff

Waves of competitors overcame mud bogs, uphill climbs and other challenging obstacles at the first Montana Spartan Race in Bigfork last weekend.

On a sunburst Saturday, a total of 3,447 people finished the 4.9-mile obstacle course.

Click here to view a slide show from the event.

Cody Moat, a 35-year-old from Filmore, Utah, had the fastest time all day, running in the elite division and finishing in 50 minutes, 26 seconds.

Elliott Megquier, a 24-year-old from Fort Drum, NY, was first in the open division, 55:13.

Jacob Deitz of Whitefish earned third place in the open division after finishing in 59:49. Justin Whitman of Columbia Falls placed sixth in the open, 1:00.56.

Scott Gaiser of Kalispell placed 10th in the open division and clocked 1:03.37.

Kaci Calaway of Bigfork was the top female overall. She ran in the open division and clocked 1:11.17, placing 76th overall. Lena Dembisky of Florence was second among female runners, 1:11.24.

The success of this first-ever Spartan Race led organizers to already book next year’s event, slated for June 14.

Click here for results from the Montana Spartan Race.

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