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Over 1,600 racers competed this past weekend in the Fayetteville Spartan Trifecta Weekend. James Purdie and his son, Jameion Purdie, from White Oak, NC, competed in the Fayetteville Spartan Trifecta Weekend. The elder Purdie, who is almost 65, came in first place in his age group in the Beast race. James said, “My son and I competed in the Beast which is a 21K run obstacle course.”

Not only did James place first in his division, but he placed 26th in the men’s group and 26th overall, competing against 1,627 men and women. He said he had been training for three years for this event.

The Trifecta Weekend allows racers to complete a Trifecta. According to organizers, the Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race series. Each race is designed to test endurance, strength, agility, and mental toughness. On the course, racers overcome obstacles, push limits, and discover their potential.

Jameion placed 4th in his division, and both men qualified for the Trifecta World Championship in Sparta, Greece.

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