VIDEO: Watch these Inspirational Spartan Athletes Defy the Odds

Two young men with disabilities put on inspiring show during Spartan Race near Collingwood

Need some inspiration? 19-year old Jeffry Beausoleil completed the Spartan Race Beast in 5 hours. That time may not seem super impressive, but Jeffrey isn’t your stereotypical racer.

Sure he’s muddy, sweaty and wearing those high compression socks like most obstacle course competitors, but Jeffrey is different. He always has been.

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Jeffrey completed the grueling race without a right hand or right foot. He doesn’t let that stop him though.

Jeffrey competes in barrel carry through mud

Jeffrey competes in barrel carry through mud at Spartan Race Beast in Duntroon, near Collingwood.

Jeffrey has done 14 Spartan races so far. His goal is to raise $10,000 dollars this year for Shriners Hospitals for Children. “My goal was to finish as many obstacles as I could and just have fun. I want to tell Canadians to see obstacles as opportunities to prove and improve yourself.”

Jeffrey competes uphill climb on prosthetic leg during Spartan Race in Duntroon Ontario

Jeffrey competes uphill climb on prosthetic leg

Jeffrey’s coach and mentor is Spartan Canada member Samuel Hebert. Hebert was asked how tough is Jeffrey? “He’s competing with one hand and one foot, I’d say he’s pretty tough.”

20-year-old Marc-Etienne is racing his 8th Spartan Race

Spartan Race competitor 20-year-old Marc-Etienne uses his disability as motivation

20-year-old Marc-Etienne is racing his 8th Spartan Race, but his first Beast – which is the toughest Spartan Race of all.┬áHe is also racing for Shriners and completed the 20km, 35 obstacle course in 4 hours. Marc-Etienne was born with one leg shorter than the other. “This was my first Beast. It was great and I loved being a part of it.”

20 year old Marc-Etienne, born with one leg shorter than the other, competes in the Spartan Races to give back

Race Director Johnny Waide is blown away that the pair finish every-time. “Fully-able-body people generally fail, so to come out here and even challenge is pretty unique, it’s pretty awesome.” The Spartan Race Beast was held during the Ontario Trifecta weekend at Highlands Nordic in Duntroon.