Racing was such an integral part of Rachel Rodriguez and Candace Leach’s relationship that their televised engagement made considerable sense. Rachel tells their story:
Candace and I first met on the Facebook group Spartan 4-0, and bonded over a shared love of obstacle course racing. At the time, we were living in different states, three hours apart, but a Spartan 4-0 training event gave us a chance to connect in person.
We began dating shortly thereafter, and racing featured prominently in our relationship. It still does. We have since gotten engaged, moved in together, and have a kitten together.
In fact, you may recognize us from the Denver episode of American Ninja Warrior Season 9, which showed our engagement. We look forward to many years together, both on the race course and off!