Inspired by the global fitness phenomenon, this is the world's most demandng physical obstacle course. 

The only way to conquer it is as a team. 

In the adrenaline-filled new reality series, groups of three must join forces, to race across a specially-designed, spectacular Spartan course. 

It's been engineered to challenge their determination, endurance and will. 

Over five episodes, teams from Australia and New Zealand will take on the challenge.

The extreme obstacles will escalate, to truly test these outstanding athletes. 

In the end, only one team will triumph. 

Australian Spartan premieres Sunday 4 March at 7pm on TVNZ 2.