Author Archives: Jeff Cain

Spartan Race Memorial Day Special AND A FREE RACE

Memorial Day is special for a lot of reasons and Spartan Race is commemorating it with a huge promotional discount. Through May 27, get up to $40 off a Spartan Race by using the code MEMORIAL.  Register today! If that is not enough, they provided me with a FREE US Spartan race entry to give […]
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2015 Indiana Spartan Sprint Review

  Thanks to Friday night rains, what once was a hard-packed trail primed for speed across the quick up and downs of Haspin Acres, turned into a sticky clay mud skating rink.  From the opening gun to the last fire jump, this was the slipperiest 4.9 miles I have ever experienced.  Traction was at a premium and even […]
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Let the kids play

The majority of my fondest memories of elementary school did not occur while sitting at a desk. They involved flying (flailing) from swings into the nearby honeysuckle bushes (and poison ivy); trying to climb up the slide and down the ladder; and swinging from scorching hot iron monkey bars while paint chips (probably lead-based) stuck […]
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Get your FREE Spartan Race here

Here is yet another chance to win a free entry to a 2015 Spartan Race (US races only).  The giveaway is being administered by Rafflecopter and instructions for entering are in the link at the bottom of this post.  I could ramble on and on about how this would be a great experience, but I will spare […]
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Inside the Broken Skull Ranch with Alexander Nicholas

Spartan Pro athlete, Alexander Nicholas, stood on the dusty sands of the Broken Skull Ranch anxiously awaiting the signal to attack the 1/2 mile Skullbuster obstacle course.  His mental calculations told him that if gave 70% effort and avoided careless mistakes, he would easily beat the previous best time. It was the last day of filming […]
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Obstacle Racing Blogs: Must-Read Posts from 2014

Another year of obstacle racing has passed, leaving a big dust trail of stories behind it.  It was a year of world championships and record numbers of competitors.  The sport frequently found itself the subject of online article and blog posts and here is the third annual compilation of must-read posts from the year.  A few […]
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What’s new at Spartan

If nothing else, Spartan Race is always making news.  Things change and they change quickly.  In case you ‘ve been sleeping through all of the recent announcements, let me catch you up.     Annual Race Pass New year.  New type of season pass.  The price is $550 (if you have an existing pass you can […]
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Raising Spartan Kids

There is a story of a motivated, intelligent, talented, and accomplished high school athlete who had the world in his hands.  He seemingly had the life of which every high schooler dreams.  At least he did until he started college, and for the first time in his life, encountered academic difficulties and struggled to perform […]
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Siri Englund went to America

Siri Englund went to America and won a world championship.  What sounds like a tale from some story book fantasy actually came to life for this young Swedish female.  As with all good stories, fate played a role. If not for a chance meeting in the airport with Swedish obstacle racer, Anna-Lee Markstedt O’Dwyer, this story would […]
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2015 OCR World Championships: Looking forward and looking back

The 2015 OCR World Championships will be held October 17-18, 2015 in Oregonia, Ohio, returning to the site of the inaugural race to improve on an already fabulous event.  Now that the race has established its validity as a world-class event, expect it to sell out.  A limited number of pre-registration spots are available.  Grab them quickly, […]
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