Spartan Race: You’ll Know at the Finish Line

On September 27th, seven of us here at Mid-States competed in and finished the Chicago Spartan Super. The race is an obstacle course race that is 8+ miles with 20+ obstacles. Admittedly what seemed like a great idea 6 months prior was making most of us (all of us if we are honest) a little nervous. For all of us this was our first obstacle race, although Bill Abel has completed two 100-mile ultra marathons (he is crazy). The goal was for all of us to get into better shape than we were when we signed up and to finish the race as a team by helping each other along the way. Banged up and bruised...

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Our Engineer is Crazier Than Yours

Bill Abel, Engineer at Mid-States Concrete Industries, is crazy. Not because he went to Iowa State, although he takes plenty of ribbing during football season, but for what he does for fun. He is a runner. How many of you have ran a marathon (26.2 mi)? Half marathon (13.1 mi)? How about an ultra-marathon of 50 mi?

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