Joe DeSena

Joe DeSena

Spartan Race Founder
TEDxBeaconStreet 2013

BURPEES AND THE ART OF POOL MAINTENANCE


Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race, an international obstacle racing series uniquely designed to test your mental and emotional fitness and push you past your limits, shares his unique approach to personal fitness and introduces you to the exercise athletes everywhere love to hate.

Bio

After making his mark on Wall Street, Joe moved his family to Pittsfield, Vermont and turned an interest in endurance racing into a passion.  His racing resume is the stuff of legends – over 50 ultra-events overall and 12 Ironman Events in one year alone.  Most of his races are 100 miles or more with a few traditional marathons in the mix. In 2005, he created The Death Race, a 24-hour mental and physical test filled with unknown obstacles. Later, looking to create a more accessible race, he and a few others founded the Spartan Race with the goal to wake up the world and save humanity, one racer at a time.