Joe De Sena
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  • "If there's anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena – in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure!"
    -Robyn Benincasa, Guinness World Record Kayaker and New York Times best-selling author

  • "Have you ever wanted to be more, been stuck in a funk or simply wanted make life poignant? Look no further because Spartan Up! is your catalyst. Loaded with real life inspiration and lessons, Joe De Sena uses his supercharged success in life, business and sports to deliver the nuggets."
    -Ian Adamson, 7x Adventure Race World Champion

  • "Joe's brilliance in cultivating a modern day Spartan ignites all of our imaginations to strive for more. It's fun, challenging, exciting, terrifying and addicting all in one."
    -Christmas Abbott, Olympic Lifter

Joe De Sena

Joe De Sena is all about efficiency. Efficiency with his time, selling a multi-million dollar swimming pool company while in college and creating a 150-person trading firm by the age of 30. Efficiency with his energy, running 100+ mile races, biking cross-country and participating in any gruesome endurance event he can get his hands on. And finally, efficiency with his resources, expertly managing them to build what is now one of America's most popular obstacle race series.

Joe is the Founder & CEO of Spartan Race, and challenges over 1 million participants a year to leave their preconceived limits behind and test their physical and mental endurance against nature. But the lessons in leadership, teamwork, innovation and personal transformation Joe and fellow Spartans have learned apply to much more than just the obstacle course.

If there's something Joe has learned in nature and in the office, it's that conditions are never going to be perfect for guaranteed success. Whether it's the blistering sun, tricky office politics, or crippling self-doubt, there will always be hurdles before the finish line. Joe's talks offer audiences the perspective and frame of mind to understand who they want to be, and the timing, planning and communication tools needed to become that person.

Joe's athletic achievements are the stuff of legend—over 50 ultra-events and 14 Ironman events in one year alone. Furthermore, Spartan Race is present in over 17 countries, and participation is increasing to the point where obstacle racing is becoming one of the fastest-growing sports in American history. Joe is also the author of Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life, and reached #2 on the New York Times best-seller list. 


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