Spartan Race CEO, Others to Testify in Front of Congress Over Interference With Political Campaign Contributions

Spartan Race CEO, Others to Testify in Front of Congress Over Interference With Political Campaign Contributions
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BOSTON, MASS. (April 1, 2023) — Spartan and Tough Mudder, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brands, are being called before a congressional committee to defend their plans to make the world a tougher, fitter, and healthier place. 

Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena will testify before Congress to explain his role in interfering with the ability of Big Pharma, Fast Food, and Tobacco companies to sell their products aimed at undermining the health of millions. 

“We are seeing an incredible drop in the need for prescription medication, processed food consumption, and tobacco products," a Philip Morris spokesman, Sir Puffs Alot, said. “Thousands of so-called fitness enthusiasts are finding purpose and meaning by training for and completing the world’s hardest events. What’s worse? They are inspiring their friends and family to do the same.”  

Spartan and Tough Mudder offer dozens of events around the world in formats ranging from 3K to 100K+ in distance, each with game-changing obstacles created to test every participant physically and mentally.  

I hope all Spartans and Tough Mudders show us support during these tough times by not backing down,” Spartan founder Joe De Sena said. “We won’t stop until everyone in the world has the opportunity to live a healthier, happier, and harder life.” 

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Founded in 2010, Tough Mudder is a leading global sports and active lifestyle brand that creates the world’s most extraordinary adventures and champions the power of teamwork. With more than 6 million participants, the company hosts more than 130 challenges (Tough Mudder 5K, Tough Mudder 10K, and Tough Mudder 15K) and endurance (Tough Mudder Infinity, Toughest Mudder, and World’s Toughest Mudder) events annually in 10 countries. The company’s content studio fuels a global movement of people who work together to uncover their hidden potential, providing millions of engaged online brand enthusiasts with wellness, nutrition, and inspirational content delivered daily across social and digital platforms. More than 500,000 new participants are welcomed to the global Tough Mudder community every year. The company is part of the Spartan global family of extreme endurance properties. For more information, visit

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