Legend of the Death Race Year 2: Part 4 – Ready, Get Set…..

January 9, 2014By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Story 1 Comment

Running down the staircase, yes, the one we just built not even a few hours earlier was absolutely exhilarating. Seeing the variety of boulders we’d placed and dug into the mountainside to create this new pathway leading us from the bottom to the top was a thing of beauty. In my head, I could already … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 2: Part 3 – Mile High Staircase

September 2, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Story No Comments

The first night we were on Joe’s mountain we didn’t finish working on the staircase until something like 3AM. The entire time, we worked tirelessly building those stairs. It was evident that some teams were clearly expending more energy and putting forth more effort in making a respectable staircase compared to other teams. My team, Team … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 2: Part 2 – Stairway to Heaven

July 29, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Story No Comments

As I made my way over toward Andy’s place I was noticing how muddy the terrain was beneath the grip of my Inov-8 Roclite 285’s.  The path that led to Andy’s was pretty short and simple as we arrived we instantly came to a halt and it was time for a gear check by none … Read More

Legend of the Death Race Year 2: Part 1 – Jet-setter

July 14, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Story No Comments

Just a week prior to the 2013 Spartan Death Race – Year of the Gambler, I was being trained to be a Spartan Group X Trainer, had the trip of a life time to California – my first time ever (I was there once before but only for a day trip to Magic Mountain) traveling … Read More

2013 Death Race Gear: Shoes

June 7, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race 1 Comment

Last year I learned a valuable lesson about Death Race gear choices….don’t wear a shoe that is beginning to get low on tread. After over 30 hours I finally had a chance to switch shoes. The beginning half of the event I went with an extra comfy shoe, especially based on my standard of having … Read More

2013 Death Race Gear and Prep Guide

June 4, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race 1 Comment

Preparing for the Death Race is silly. No but really, you’ll never truly be prepared. As silly as it is however, there are a lot of things that are essential to being successful at the Death Race. Proper care of your body is the most important and exceedingly important is the strength and fortitude of … Read More

The Human Death Race Documentary Update

June 3, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, News 2 Comments

Have you seen any of the updates on The Human Death Race Documentary website lately? You HAVEN’T?! The Human Death Race Documentary is capturing all areas of the Death Race. Straight from the documentary description, “Now, for the first time, the thrilling intensity of the annual Death Race is revealed. We examine the psychological process of … Read More

The Human Death Race Documentary

April 19, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, News 1 Comment

When I was at the Winter Death Race this year covering for Obstacle Racing Magazine there was a film crew there, they were putting together a documentary about the Death Race. Brandi Knight and her team at 100th Monkey Productions are looking to finish the documentary by revisiting the Death Race again this summer. To finish … Read More

Winter Death Race: Frozen

February 23, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Race Reviews 3 Comments

My last minute presence at the Winter Death Race was the result of social media networking’s ability to unite likeminded individuals. About a week out from the race I was considering driving up to Vermont from Chicago all by my lonesome…and then…it hit me, Facebook post! I simply put out a request asking if anyone … Read More

Winter Death Race Recaps

February 11, 2013By Tony MatesiDeath Race, Race Reviews No Comments

It’s been over a week since driving out to Vermont to provide coverage for Obstacle Racing Magazine’s Facebook page and to witness what would be my next story for our second issue of the magazine – be sure to subscribe at www.obstacleracingmagazine.com –  at the Winter Death Race. Not only was I there to be … Read More