Vincent Di Benedetto
Di Benedetto, a former soccer player, sees plenty of time in the gym working as a trainer. He focuses his strength training on high-intensity work in addition to his cardio fitness.
Strengths: The Frenchman has the necessary endurance training from his years of running, cycling, and triathlons, while his gym work gives him strength and explosive power for obstacles.
Weaknesses: Di Benedetto has a sensitive ankle from an old soccer injury.
Why He’ll Win: "I'm a Spartan. If I do not believe I could win, I would not race. I will focus on maintaining pace with the front group on the first half and then try to take the lead in last three miles."