Hoover Resident Competing in Summer Death Race
A Hoover resident will compete in the Summer Death Race June 27 in Pittsfield, Vt.
Bradley Wells will be one of 300 athletes from around the world to test his strength in the endurance event hosted by Peak Races.
The obstacle and challenge-driven race will require Wells to complete grueling mental and physical challenges throughout a more than 40-mile course that runs through treacherous trails in the Vermont woods.
Last year, just 10 percent of the registered participants officially completed the race, which can include a 30-mile hike with participants carrying rocks and weighted packs and being required to build a fire from scratch.
To prepare for the Summer Death Race, Wells completed several GoRuck Challenges, a Spartan Sprint, a Gut Check Challenge, the Savannah Rock and Roll Marathon, the Mercedes Half Marathon and other endurance events throughout the country.
In addition to training for his own races, he coaches others as a trainer for Firm Body Bootcamps and is employed as a business analyst by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
“I find it inspiring and very humbling to be able to compete alongside so many elite athletes from around the world and be able to represent not only Birmingham but Alabama,” Wells said.