Adam Murphy of Hancock poses with his medals after the Savage Race on July 14 in Barre, Mass. Murphy finished third of 21 competitors in the elite competition. ELIZA MURPHY PHOTO

Hancock’s Murphy 3rd in age group at Savage Race



HANCOCK — Adam Murphy competed in Saturday’s Savage Race in Barre, Mass., and placed in the top third of all finishers.

The Hancock native completed the challenging course in a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds to finish 38th out of 124 finishers in the elite competition. In the men’s 40-45 age group, he placed third out of 21 finishers to earn a medal.

The seven-mile race had a total of 25 obstacles, and Murphy completed each of them on the first try. He was one of three Maine residents to participate in the elite competition along with Kiaran McCormack of Gray, Nathan Marcinuk of Casco and Todd Tinelli of Waterboro.

The Savage Race is one of America’s biggest obstacle races and forces competitors to navigate a field that includes 43 of walls, 1.5 million gallons of water, 60,000 pounds of ice and 130,000 pounds of steel. The race is held in a series of 12 events across America.

Murphy, 43, works at King Electric in Ellsworth. He also teaches an obstacle training class Tuesday nights at 5:30 at the Down East Family YMCA.