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Event Review - Inside the SISU Iron 2016

“It’s all about the journey” is a catchphrase often used by big, difficult events where the outcome of success or failure takes a backseat to personal growth, the process and lessons learned. The SISU Iron, a 30+ hour event in the hills of Monrovia, California is one such event. Born of the Death Race but given a unique flavor and experience thanks to founders Daren de Heras and Matt Trinca and the rest of the SISU staff, the SISU Iron is an event that only participants can truly understand. 
 

SISU Pro Team Athlete - Joda Quigley - Competes in Challenging 4-hour "Bing Blazer ParkLife" OCR in Scottland

I was extremely nervous about this event, firstly because it was my first race representing Team SISU Pro Team and also because this was my first endurance event of this kind so I wasn't too sure on how to pace myself or how my body would cope with a combination of time spent out on the course and potentially more miles than I have ever done before.

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"Dirt in Your Skirt" Review of the 2014 SISU Iron Event

This past weekend I spent in Monrovia, California following and reporting on the SISU Iron event. The SISU Iron falls into the category of Extreme Endurance Event when looking at the OCR world as a whole. This year the SISU Iron offered a 10-, 20-, and 30-Hour Challenge for all levels and is held at Camp Trask – a Boy Scout camp in the mountains above Monrovia. 

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Lakewood Community News

Trinca, 35, said he is participating [in the Death Race] “because it seems like my whole life has been leading up to this.”
 
“Growing up, my parents taught me valuable lessons, like not complaining, finishing what I started, and the value of hard work.  In addition, my time in the Boy Scouts and my experience hiking and camping will also serve me well because of this year’s Death Race theme – THE EXPLORER.”
 

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MUDRUNFUN Magazine - Feature Article on Team SISU

It became evident that SISU had become more than just a name on a t-shirt.  They were seeing the camaraderie and training pay off.  They became aware that a team can accomplish so much more than an individual. They inspired each other to push beyond their limits.  

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE – SISU OCR Training Program

Like marathons and triathlons, obstacle-course racing requires specific training. But the skill set is wildly different.

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LA SPORTS AND FITNESS

Not all of the people they train with at Team SISU are as extreme as they are, but each has one thing in common: guts.

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SPARTAN

SISU is a Finnish word, meaning “ultimate determination, fortitude, and persistence, carried to an unfathomable level.” The mission of Team SISU is to, “forge unbreakable athletes”.

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“This race was the closest to death that I’ve ever come without actually dying.” – Anonymous racer

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Team SISU is built on the foundation of going above and beyond our limits.  You can see this in everything SISU does, from training, to motivating others, to taking on extreme challenges...

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120 Mile Cross Carry for Kids

A group of parents carried a cross from San Diego to the San Gabriel Valley to raise funds for their kids' schools.

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Monrovia Patch

Two locals have been training in Canyon Park for months to prepare for a race that bills itself as the most difficult in the world.

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The in Vermont challenges participants to complete an intense, 48-hour obstacle course that tests mind and body, and each year racers are ordered by organizers to bring a list of strange items that will be used along the way.

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Here are some shots of locals training for the annual Death Race endurance event.

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Two Monrovians tried to make it through one of the most punishing races in the world last month. Here's an inside look at what it's like to attempt the nearly impossible Death Race and come out alive.

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ARCADIA PATCH

For the Malibu Spartan Sprint, SISU has looked to helping From There To Care — a no-kill animal shelter located on 8 acres of land in Riverside, CA.

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Four parents plan to walk 120 miles from Mission Basilica San Diego de Acala to Mission San Gabriel Arcángel — carrying a roughly 40-pound cross — to raise money for their children's education.

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GENOMYX

Genomyx invites athletes to become part in our program based solely on their accomplishments, their desire to achieve the ultimate level of performance and dedication to a clean and healthy lifestyle.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Southwest-area resident Rob Barger runs in the desert near his home June 4 to prepare for the Death Race, an endurance competition scheduled to start June 21 in Vermont.

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Times Aragus

“I tell people, ‘This is not a death race. It’s a life race,” said Daren de Heras, of Monrovia, Calif., who is one of 400 competitors from 36 states and four countries at this year’s annual competition...

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