Contestants on the infamous Spartan Slip Face.

It’s hardcore. No other obstacle course in the world compares to the Spartan course. It pushes contestants to the very edge of their physical limits. 

It’s like Ninja Warrior, levelled up. The obstacles are higher, tougher, more technical . And this time, it’s a team effort, nobody triumphs alone.  

You’ll be on the edge of your seat. Holding your breath, watching in awe as the contestants accomplish the seemingly impossible.  

The atmosphere is contagious. You’ll feel like you’re right there in the arena, seeing them sweat, cheering them on.

It might motivate you to get active. These competitors are #bodygoals, personified. (Not that we’re trying to make you feel bad). 

It also has heart. The contestants all have backstories, and some of them are pretty incredible. Their reasons and their motivations might even bring a tear to your eye. 

And of course, the epic bails. If anything, just watch it for the satirical pleasure of watching people get absolutely nailed in slow motion. (Don’t worry, nobody actually gets hurt). 

Australian Spartan starts Sunday 4 March at 7pm on TVNZ 2, stream here from 8.30pm.