It was crazy to think that local construction estimator Andy Bush would travel across the country this past summer to compete in an endurance race that could possibly kill him.

It was crazy to think that local construction estimator Andy Bush would travel across the country this past summer to compete in an endurance race that could possibly kill him.

What’s even crazier? He’s going back for round two.

After falling short of the finish line this year, Bush will compete in the 2012 Spartan Death Race, scheduled for June in Pittsfield, Vermont. The race is a grueling course where participants carry heavy weights, trek up mountains, slog through rivers and memorize information.

Bush’s inaugural attempt was hindered by a head cold and no sleep the previous night, and he collapsed after racing for 31 hours. He was in fifth place when he dropped out.

“It really messed me up,” Bush said, “but I’m going back.”

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