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Mike Canino of Tyson's Corner, Va., trains at the Scott's Run Nature Preserve for the Spartan Death Race, a tortuous combination of forced hike, obstacle course, sleep deprivation, and mental strain that is held annually in Vermont, McLean, Va., Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Mike Canino of Tyson's Corner, Va., trains at the Scott's Run Nature Preserve for the Spartan Death Race, a tortuous combination of forced hike, obstacle course, sleep deprivation, and mental strain that is held annually in Vermont, McLean, Va., Sunday, June 10, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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