With just over a month before Tough Mudder’s ultimate test, World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) 2014 in Las Vegas, we thought we would have a close look at how one particular UK Mudder is preparing to take the challenge head on.
Mark Hollaway, a Tough Mudder-Help for Heroes Ambassador, has completed numerous Tough Mudder events. He can often be found helping out with volunteer management one day and running multiple laps the next. After competing in 2013, Mark is now preparing to take on WTM in 2014 while raising money for Help for Heroes in the process.
10. 'FIRE IN YOUR HOLE' IS AS INSANE AS IT LOOKS
Ominously looming over the Tough Mudder course, this fire-breathing beast of an obstacle, the crown jewel of Legionnaire’s Loop, is accessible only to Mudder Legionnaires-- Mudders with one or more previous Tough Mudder finishes.
Last season, we tested one obstacle called Dark Lightning on a few Tough Mudder courses. Part Boa Constrictor, part Electric Eel, the obstacle required Mudders to army crawl through water while live electric wires dangled over them...in pitch darkness.
Due to the absurdity of attempting such an obstacle in complete darkness, we pulled it from our course catalogue.
Thousands of people around the world have come through the Tough Mudder Volunteer Program, and we’re thankful for every single one of them. But there’s one Mudder who has gone beyond the call of duty for the past two years, spending countless hours of her free time to ensure that no Mudder gets left behind, in every sense of the term.
If you’re getting advice from even the most seasoned World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) contenders, be sure to take it with a grain of salt (or more appropriately, sand) because for the first time ever, the extreme 24-hour military obstacle course race will be held on never-before-experienced WTM terrain--the desert sands of Las Vegas.
It was days before the Fourth of July 2006 when Ali realized she was in love. To this day, that weekend spent with her future husband, Drew Bicknell, on Perry Lake, 40 miles west of Kansas City, is still the one she considers her life’s best.
Tough Mudder is no stranger to badassery, and last week, we took the time to honor some real-life badass dudes you probably never heard of. Now that the men have had their moment, it’s time to introduce you to some ladies who prove that badassery truly knows no gender.
Next time someone tries to play that old-fashioned, insecurity-ridden women-just-aren’t-as-tough-as-men card, send them here.
It’s true. To complete Tough Mudder’s 10-12-mile military-style obstacle course, you need to be somewhat of a badass. There’s no hiding that.
With Global Mudder just days away, hundreds of our course builders are working around the clock (and the globe) to bring you the muddiest weekend in mud run history. This coming weekend, August 16 and 17, 60,000 Mudders will cover damn near one million miles of mud-caked terrain in five events spread across four countries and 19 time zones.