Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 10 – A Tale of Two Buses

September 8, 2017By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

I was standing in a diaper and a Tyvek suit with somewhere between 50 and 100 other idiots, I mean athletes (Who am I kidding? We’re idiots, we paid to do this) standing around in a diaper, in a Tyvek suit. By the way, did you enjoy that full frontal “getting dressed and interviewed” action shot? … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 9 – Comin’ in Hot

August 8, 2017By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

This is it; this is where the fun began. For the next 7-8 hours or so we would be tasked with doing laps up and down Joe’s mountain from the White Barn to Shrek’s Cabin, and back again. Just as the racers did at previous Winter Death Races, but I was on the other side … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 8 – Endless Yoga

June 30, 2017By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

Having made up a lot of time with our strategy we found ourselves beating the 4PM cut-off by four hours. As I recall, we were somewhere in the middle of teams who finished. After a quick refresh at basecamp it was right back to it with the next challenge. Next up, we found ourselves back … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 7 – A Ravine and a Cemetery

April 21, 2016By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

Back at Riverside, we were briefed on the next task, which could be completed in teams. I opted to wait for my friends to make their way back to the White Barn before embarking on this next challenge. Everyone was given until 1600 hours to complete this task. The biggest relief was that we did … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 6 – Charred Axes and A Bucket Full of Lies

June 25, 2015By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

Adorning my freshly-made “buckskin”garb I gathered my gear, and after meticulously crafting the aforementioned buckskin outfit with 108 stitches and completing the tedious task of sliding a porcupine quill through my log, my load was lightened considerably. I no longer needed the log, so I was allowed to toss it in the fire near the … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 5 – Pocahontas and Porcupine Quills

December 15, 2014By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

The time had come to depart from the top of Bloodroot Mountain Trail. After a long and tedious process thanks in part to Don’s desire to break me by angering my soul, I successfully finished crafting my cup of water in a log holder project. With the remains of my creation packed tightly away, I … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 4 – Bloodroot Water Giver

October 8, 2014By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

At approximately eight hours into the Year of the Explorer we left the comfort zone of Riverside Farm to head toward a destination known by many to be a zone of danger, a climb that has broken  many a person: the notorious Bloodroot Mountain. Bloodroot came early at this Death Race, seeking to claim as … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 3 – Return of the Stone Stairs

August 11, 2014By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

In the middle of the Death Race, I was pulled from the action to give a quick interview for the new Spartan podcast that they were recording. They asked me simple questions with complex answers, “Why was I out there? Why return to the Death Race?” Those answers are not the easiest to answer on … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 2 – Another Beginning

July 23, 2014By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

In what was the most race-like start of all my experiences at the Peak Races Death Race, we were off in an instant. What remained the same is not knowing when it starts (officially, it’s seriously complicated), and you don’t know when it will end. Andy and Joe had just finished telling us the race … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 3: Part 1 – Here We Go Again

July 16, 2014By Anthony MatesiDeath Race No Comments

As the end of June approached it became ever apparent that my favorite kind of painful pleasure was coming into focus, The Peak Death Race. It loomed over my head like a dark cloud following a cartoon character around, just waiting to blast them with lightning. In the weeks leading up to the race I … Read More