"I am actually currently training for my first Men's Physique contest at the NPC Central States on October 21st as well. The Spartan Race will definitely help in my preparation for my contest in October. I started training back in July of 2015 where I originally weighed 245 lbs and was extremely unhappy with myself. Since then, I have lost about 60 lbs and currently weigh 185 lbs, and continuing to drop weight.I love the idea of all things fitness and partaking in physical activities. I've participated in a Mud Run in St. Louis, but this will be my first Spartan Race and I'm excited to see how it goes!"
~ Pavlos Anastasiadis, August 2017