Egal, ob auf oder abseits der Strecke: Ein Mudder kann jedes Hindernis überwinden und weiß wie es sich anfühlt, Großes zu leisten.
Back in May a diverse group of Legionnaires, experienced OCR athletes and novices took part in the first ever Europe's Toughest Mudder - a 5-mile obstacle riddled-course where participants run as many laps as they can for 8-hours starting at midnight. Yeah, you heard that correctly. 8-hours. Overnight.
Before turning 30, Sherry Bullock was looking for a new challenge to celebrate the milestone birthday. A mother of two girls, ages seven and three, she is the pillar of strength they look up to, and learn from. So when a friend asked her to join their team at Tough Mudder Virginia, she knew she couldn’t say no.
A self-described mom, wife, teacher and adrenaline junkie, Kirby Smith is a force to be reckoned with. She prides herself on being a stubborn, independent, strong woman. Looking for a way to get in shape and stay motivated, she formed a small fitness group with co-workers. After a few months of sweat sessions, she was ready for her next challenge and pitched the idea of running a Tough Mudder to the crew. All but one told her she was crazy, and it was in that moment she knew she had to prove them all wrong.
PDATE - Josh and his Dad meet Ellen DeGeneres
Josh's story has continued to inspire and interest people from all over the world, so much so that it has even come to the attention of beloved US TV host Ellen DeGeneres. This week Josh and his Dad Neil appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show to talk about that incredible video and his ambition to take part in The Paralympic Games.
The show aired on the 2nd of January in the US, you can watch a clip of the interview on Ellen's page here.
As with TMHQ tradition, when a team member moves on, he or she is encouraged to write a heartfelt farewell email, sharing a favorite mud-coated Tough Mudder memory. Recently, one of our all-time greatest recruiters, Adam Suritz, did just that and in parting, recounted an on-course tale we couldn’t help but share with Mudder Nation.
Here is the body of Adam’s goodbye email, word for word:
Traditional economic theory states that humans are fundamentally motivated by self-interest. Here at Tough Mudder, however, we’re callin’ BS.
The wait is over. Relive all the adrenaline, glory and unpredictability of World’s Toughest Mudder 2014 in our inspiring documentary.
Congrats to all Mudders who came out to tackle the toughest 24 hours in obstacle course history.
Nearly 10,000 participants took on our Redefined obstacles at Tough Mudder Los Angeles 2015. Among them were several celebrities who signed up to test their own strength and mental grit. If you found yourself thinking “where do I know them from?” while helping someone over an obstacle, here are your answers.
Rachel Reilly & Brendon Villegas
Not for the weak or faint of heart, World’s Toughest Mudder, the hellish 24-hour endurance race, closes out our 2015 event season with extreme intensity. Featuring the most epic, challenging, kickass course ever created in the history of Tough Mudder, you won't want to miss a thing.
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First there was Tough Mudder. Then there was World’s Toughest Mudder. Then came Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder. Throughout the years, however, one vital demographic remained untapped: babies.
That’s why this year, TMHQ is introducing the first-ever toddler-centric obstacle course for children 18 months to three years old and standing at least 1-foot tall: Baby Mudder.