Rookie takes on world in US
LISMORE athlete Tony Curtis has had the best possible preparation as he leaves today for the United States to compete in two obstacle racing world championship events.
Curtis took out the 7km Spartan Sprint race which included 20 obstacles in Brisbane as a final warm-up before heading off.
The race consisted of rope climbs, sand bag carries and barbwire crawls.
"It was a good short hit-out before the World Spartan Beast Championships in the US," Curtis said.
"I'm feeling pretty confident and I'm looking forward to the trip now.
"It will be my first attempt and I'm not sure what to expect but I'm going over there to do well."
Curtis won the Reebok Spartan invitational national selection race earlier this year which earned him a spot in the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in Ohio.
The Spartan Beast World Championships in Vermont was the first event he qualified for.
"I feel like I'm in the right spot for the race thanks to Marion Brownlie for the NLP work she has been doing with me," Curtis said.
Curtis finished third in the Australian True Grit Nationals in South Australia earlier this year.
He has made a name for himself among athletes in the elite division.