Hobie Call will once again, be back on the Spartan Pro Team. Sources close to Spartan have told ORM that an announcement will be coming later tonight. Hobie joins Amelia Boone, Ryan Kent, Faye Stenning, and several other rising stars on the Pro Team.
For 2 plus years, Hobie and Spartan Race grew up together and affected our sport the same way Michael Jordan and Nike did. Each athlete pushing the brand forward, and each brand propelling the athlete into bigger stardom.
In early 2013, Spartan and Hobie parted ways as Hobie went on to pursue sponsored relationships with other races. First was Extreme Nation, then BattleFrog, followed by Atlas Race. All 3 race series are now defunct. When Atlas died (for the 2nd time) in May 2015, Hobie retired (sort of) and said he was no longer going to continue to do OCR full time, and would go back to focusing on HV/AC work to support his family.
He continued to show up to the occasional high stakes race, and shocked the industry when he won last year’s Spartan Race World Championship, becoming the first and only 3 time winner in the process.
Will Hobie return to dominance? Is this his last hurrah?
We’d love to know your thoughts in the comments.
*Photo Credit – Spartan Race.