By: Jair McElveen
Two Bladen County natives James Purdie and Jameion Purdie head to Sparta, Greece to get their fitness on. They are going to Greece to compete in an obstacle course racing (OCR) competition called the “Spartan Race”. The “Spartan Race” consists of three categories… “the sprint” which is three miles, “the super” which is six miles, and “the beast” which is thirteen and a half miles. When you do all three events that are called “the trifecta”. The “Spartan Race” is a trifecta world championship and it will take place November 4-6, 2022.
Son, Jameion Purdie, who is thirty-seven years old is a retired marine and personal trainer in Cumberland county and he has been racing for a couple of years now. His most recent races were the “Spartan Super 6 mile”, “Fort Bragg ten miler”, and “Fourth of July four-miler”. The “Spartan Race” will be Jameion’s first OCR and he’s pumped for it! He mentioned that he has run “the trifecta” before and he plans on completing his second one in Greece.