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Boston firm invests in adventure-racing group

Investment manager Jim Pallotta’s firm buys stake in Spartan Racing

Boston investment manager Jim Pallotta is making a multimillion-dollar bet on sweat, mud, and adventure.

Pallotta’s firm, Raptor Capital Management, is investing in Spartan Race Inc., which runs a new breed of obstacle-race events that involve climbing walls, slogging through mud, and crawling under barbed wire. Raptor is looking to capitalize on a craze that’s attracting about two million participants yearly to events around the world.

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