I must admit it was a pretty cool swag to the existing Trifecta wedges and tray. There were talks of a possible Triple Trifecta next year but of course, then someone pointed out it was probably a marketing ploy by Spartan.
I agree and somewhat disagree. Yes, it was probably another Spartan marketing ploy but a triple Trifecta would be too on the point and too straightforward and knowing Spartan Race, it was anything but straightforward.
It turned out, that the US OCR blog, Mud Run Fun had the answer. Not a triple or quadruple Trifecta but rather a series of Trifectas that makes up the Trifecta Delta.
Say what now? Malaysia and Singapore just experienced its first Spartan race and now there is this?!
Based from what I understand from Mud Run Fun's post, Spartan Delta pursuers have to do the following ALL within a calendar year (that means between January - December 2016)
Race Trifecta - the tri-coloured medals and wedges that when merged, form a giant trophy to represented the racer conquering all three Spartan distances; Sprint (5-7km), Super (14km) and finally Beast (21km) or for the insane, the ultra Beast (42km). Completion of all three within a calender year will earn you the Trifecta medal. That glorious chunk of tri-coloured metal.
The Train Trifecta and Endurance Trifecta are new areas to me so I refer back to Mud Run Fun to explain.
Exempt from Mud Run Fun
According to Spartan Race, Spartan Delta forges the ultimate Spartan - a warrior that can take pressure - constant, relentless, massive pressure. The Spartan Delta is the culmination of finishing Spartan races, endurance events, Spartan X, and more. Training your mind, body, and spirit.
"The ultimate Spartan is the optimal blend of mind, body and spirit. To complete the ultimate Spartan Delta it takes more than a body that can endure and mind that can dare – it takes a warrior spirit that never dies. It takes willingness not only to change, but to grit one’s teeth for years, to be renewed by pain, and to be transmogrified by unimaginable challenges.
Commit to Resilience. Commit to Evolution. Commit to the Spartan Delta and forge your warrior spirit in steel."source: http://www.spartan.com/en/race/2016-year-resilience/mind?article=34483
Er....I sked now.
While Spartan Delta does look like an awesome swag to pursue for 2016, Asia is just only getting a taste of the Spartan bug and with Malaysia's weak currency, jetting frequently to the United States for these events remains but a dream to many of us and me. Unless some serious sponsorship comes my way... *hint hint*
However as Spartan's theme for 2016 goes: a year of resilience. Good luck to any Spartan aiming for the Delta!