Cody’s 4 Reason’s for Taking 1st in Utah’s Spartan Race
I have 4 good reasons why this year’s Utah Spartan race was so successful.
#1 True Competition– I had the opportunity to race with a lot of exceptional athletes from all around the country. Most importantly, I raced with some of my great friends from right here in Utah.
#2 Focus– I ran a solid race and tried to focus on running my personal best instead of comparing myself with other athletes. I was also able to control my race pace early on and keep it under control when others were pushing the pace.
#3 Preparation– Spartan put together one of the best obstacle sections of the year, and I felt strong, capable, and confident. Most importantly, I was able to run a clean race.
#4 Support– Since this race was conveniently located in Utah, my family was there to support me and give me the encouragement I needed along the way. In addition, a bunch of my Millard High School track athletes took a bunch of time out of their day to come and cheer on an old coach! It was a good surprise to hear them cheering during the race, and I believe it made a difference. Thank you again for all the support.
Congratulations to Matt (the Bear) for a great race. I believe the Bear is getting faster every year! Also a great job to Ian Hosek for a nice 3rd place finish.
Once again I’d like to thank my sponsors. Spartan for a great course today and all they do for the Spartan team. Inov-8 for the shoes that carried me through (The X-Talon 190). And for Gnarly Nutrition and Beet Elite for the absolute best nutrition that fuels endless days of training and victories just like this one.
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