via press release:
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF 2015 SPARTAN RACE SEASON DEBUTS TOMORROW WITH MONTANA BEAST FROM BIGFORK, MONTANA AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Amelia Boone Returns To Competition For First Time Since 2014 Season-Ending ACL Injury
Boone and Rose Wetzel Battle for Top Spot in Women’s Elite Category
NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra to Present Six Reebok Spartan Races in 2015
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 20, 2015 – NBC Sports Group kicks off its coverage of the 2015 Reebok Spartan Race season tomorrow at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the Montana Beast from Bigfork, Montana. Widely recognized as one of the most challenging courses of the year, more than 3,500 athletes from around the world participated in the race, which traversed 5.2 miles and 24 obstacles across the hills of northwest Montana.
Highlights include a neck-and-neck battle between 12-time Spartan Race winner Rose Wetzel and 2013 Spartan Race women’s world champion Amelia Boone, as Boone returns to competition for the first time since suffering a season-ending ACL injury last year. In addition, the show features a compelling contest between men’s elite competitors John Yatsko, Matt Novakovich and Glenn Racz.
Click here for a preview: http://www.nbcsports.com/spartan-race-season-returns-montana-beast.
Veteran host and play-by-play announcer Sal Masekela will call the action for all 2015 Spartan Race broadcasts on NBC and NBCSN. Masekela will be joined by field reporter Christmas Abbott.
NBC and NBCSN will telecast five additional Reebok Spartan Races during the 2015 season. Following the success of its debut season, the Spartan Race Series returns with new obstacles, new race locations, and more of the world’s best athletes competing for $500,000 in cash and prizes, and the title of 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Champion. During each telecast, viewers will be provided a front-row seat to competitors tackling a gauntlet of obstacles, including fire jumps, aerial traverses over water, challenging rope climbs and barbed wire crawls.
REEBOK SPARTAN RACE TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|DATE||RACE LOCATION||NETWORK||TIME (ET)|
|Tues., July 21||Kalispell, MT||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Tues., August 18||Breckenridge, CO||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., September 15||Palmerton, PA||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., October 13||Washougal, WA||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., November 17||Vernon, NJ||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Sun., December 20||Lake Tahoe, CA||NBC||3 p.m.|
All races shown on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. For more info, click here: http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/
Encore presentations of Reebok Spartan Races will be available on NBCSN, NBC Sports Regional Sports Networks, and Universal Sports Network.