Spartan strong

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The Spartan race is returning to Killington the weekend of September 16th and 17th. It features the Vermont Beast, the Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend.

To better prepare folks for the event, the Edge at Twin Oaks in South Burlington hosted a Spartan Strong workout over the weekend.

With signature obstacles named, "The Barbed Wire Crawl," and "Fire Jump," competitors could use all the help they can get.

The two-hour workout went through five stages, with the next one more challenging than the last.

"That's what's good about this workout is that it's long and he can make it harder and harder instead of easier and easier," David Whitman of Bolton said. "That's what you need to get into the mindset for the actual Spartan beast."