Graham Dessert - Sparta 300

The Sparta 300 event is bringing elite athletes from all over the world together to raise awareness and funds for causes that impact our global society. Led by SOF coaches, 30 mighty warriors will march from the ancient city of Sparta to the Hot Gates of Thermopylae May 7-14, 2016.

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Hello!  I am a 36 year old husband, father, athlete, and business owner.   I grew up in a large military family with 9 other siblings and currently reside in Leavenworth KS.  My hobbies include crossfit, working in my roofing business, going to bed at 8:00pm on Friday nights, and playing with my kids.  I graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a degree in history and business.  I also played football there as well.   

The Sparta 300 is at the core of who I am.  Let me explain.

The Sparta 300 is about a collection of athletes training and working together to accomplish a goal for the greater common good.  The "race" is a total of 378km - essentially a marathon a day for 8 days.  We start in Sparta, Greece and end at the Hot Gates of Thermoplyae.  It will require intense focus over a 14 week period to prepare myself and raise money for the charities.  

Immediately, this venture speaks to me.  At my core I am a leader.  As a leader, I have a responsibility to serve not only my local community but the world.  Together as a team of athletes we are committed to raising money for two different charities that serve our local communities and the world:

Charity Vision - completes thousands of eye surgeries every year in 26 different countries around the world.

Navy Seal Foundation - assists families of deceased or wounded Seals with counseling, education, and monetary support for medical expenses.  

Knowing that my efforts will allow someone to see clearly so they can function on a daily basis OR provide a college scholarship to the daughter of a soldier that lost his life in combat GIVES me the motivation to wake up and train for this event.

Any and all support is welcome!

Thank you

Graham Dessert

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Tracy

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Jeremiah Wynn

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Hillary Thompson

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Chris Beletsky

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Go get it brotha!!

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Go get em...

Trina Hawkins

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Great cause, Graham! All our family's best to you as you prepare and take part in this event!

Ashley Razak

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So proud of you! Keep it up, you're an inspiration!

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Corey and Jen Lutters

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Good luck and have fun and so proud of the work you are doing!

Liz Schillare

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Burpee it up, dude!! xo

Sam Chance

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Good luck buddy!

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Get it, Graham!

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Liz Brsy

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Love you Graham!

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Eric and Beth Sweeney

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Very inspiring Graham. You aim for the highest peaks and you don't come short. Good luck and excited to hear all about it.

Matt Derfler

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Gunn family

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A friend, a motivator, an inspiration; God bless. Good luck

Aladdin

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Sara Moxley

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Amazing courage!! Good luck!

Kylan Moore

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Matt Murphy

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Get after it!

Ryan Bell

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Good luck! Such a cool event and for a great cause. Crush it!!!

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Go Graham!

Dave Hough

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Good luck!

Crystal Hutchinson

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You are truly inspiring and a person the world needs more of. Good luck to you! You will crush it!

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I am a friend of Dee Kinsey. Good luck!

Chad Smith

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HOOYA DESSERT!

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Get er done! HOOAH.

Dee Kinsey

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What an awesome act of thinking of others! Wishing you much luck..

Kelly Bradley

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You are a beast! Can't wait to follow the journey!

Lenny

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Go get em

Graham Dessert

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