TIRING WORK: Tony Curtis competing in the Obstacle Course Racing world championships in the United States.
TIRING WORK: Tony Curtis competing in the Obstacle Course Racing world championships in the United States.

Tony overcomes 14km of obstacles to lead Australia to finish

LISMORE athlete Tony Curtis has returned from competing in the Obstacle Course Racing world championships in the United States.

Curtis, 40, came 16th in the elite field and was the first of the Australian team to finish.

The 14km course in Cincinnati, Ohio, involved 25 obstacles.

The event attracted 1200 participants from 18 countries.

"The courses were amazing and it was such a great experience," Curtis said.

"It's the first time there has been world championships and it will be an annual event."

Curtis qualified after winning the Reebok Spartan invitational national race earlier this year.

He also competed in the Spartan Stadium race in Milwaukee. It was held in a baseball stadium and run over 5km with 15 obstacles.

He came fifth overall and first in the 40-45 years men's division.

"A big thank you to Adam McDonald (Search4Hurt) for making this happen," Curtis said.

Thanks also to my sponsor Marion Brownlie, master practitioner in NLP and hypno-therapy."



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