ONE of the world’s top obstacle course racers is standing on the brink of history as he bids to become the first in the sport to win a cool $1million.

Jonathan Albon will head to Iceland this weekend for a gruelling 24-hour race as he seeks to complete a ‘trifecta’ challenge.

It is the brainchild of Spartan founder Joe De Sena, who promised to give away the prize if any racer won all three Spartan world championship races.

Spartan is an obstacle race and endurance brand with more than 200 events in 40 countries across the globe.

Jonathan, of Great Dunmow, is the last man standing after beating thousands of rivals to win the first two races in the USA and Greece.

To take home the huge prize the 29-year-old will need to win the race and complete 100 miles within the 24-hour time limit.

Jonathan, who has been obstacle course racing for just six years, has won multiple world and European titles, including two Spartan World Championships.

He said: “If I were to win the $1million I’m not sure if I would go out and buy something immediately. In the long-term I’d look into buying a cabin in the mountains, so I could live up in the snow and make my winter training easier.”

Last year’s event in Iceland saw 60mph winds, snow, sleet and rain and sub-zero temperatures.

Jonathan said: “I’ve run 24 hours of obstacle racing before so I know what a tough thing this is to do.

“In these races it isn’t so much about how physically strong you are but how psychologically strong you are.

“I’ve never been to Iceland. Apparently, the nature and scenery are really nice so it will be a pretty cool environment to run in. I know from last year the weather was one of the biggest challenges, along with the frozen terrain, which makes this a pretty big ask.

“Hopefully the conditions will be pretty similar to Norway, where I live, which I think will suit me. Zero degrees, clear skies and Northern Lights – those would be the perfect conditions.”

“Running is my job and I’m constantly having to weight up which races I really want to run and which ones are going to make me enough money to continue living this lifestyle.

“Winning this amount of money would free me up so I didn’t have to worry so much and could choose races based on enjoyment and not the ones with the biggest prize money. I’m a simple guy so this amount of money would set me up for life.”