World's Toughest Mudder Obstacle Course

Posted: February 26, 2012
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What is the World's Toughest Mudder? Think of it like this: there's network TV, and then there's HBO. There's a burger, and then there's a double bacon cheeseburger. There's "'Till the World Ends" Britney, and then there's "Oops I Did It Again" Britney.

Regular Tough Mudder events are 10- to 12-mile obstacle courses designed to test participants' strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. The tactical, yet sadistic brainchildren of British Special Forces, Tough Mudders are not meant for weak, lazy, Cabernet-sipping sissy men who read books on how to communicate, and use their girlfriends' lavender-scented conditioner. Tough Mudders are not for fragile, timid, unathletic prissy girls who won't lift more than a 5-pound dumbbell, do 20 minutes at Level 3 on the elliptical and call it cardio, and add the letter "y" to the ends of words like "drink," "sick," and "kiss". Tough Mudders are for hardcore competitors and loyal teammates as intent on pushing and pulling one another through obstacles embedded in mud, water, snow, and fire, as they are on obliterating the other teams at battle to do the same.

Individual Tough Mudder events held worldwide throughout the year are demanding, gut-wrenching, and as physically glorious as they are tortuous. But they're all just warmups. The precursor to the final, epic quest. To the granddaddy of fortitude, endurance, trust, and teamwork. To the 2012 World's Toughest Mudder. Set for December 15-16, 2012, in a TBA location, the top 5% of performers in standard Tough Mudders are invited to this next echelon of corporeal chaos and ruthless competition. The World's Toughest Mudder lasts a whopping, continuous 24 hours, and weaves its pawns through trials of both muscle and mettle, including:

  • Tire runs
  • Swinging rope bridges
  • Floating log bridges
  • Underwater tunnels
  • Mud pits
  • Vertical and horizontal cargo nets
  • Burning fire pits
  • 10-foot wall hurdles
  • Jungle gyms suspended over icy waters
  • Uphill log drags

The winning World's Toughest Mudder team earns $10,000, an unforgettable testament to their awesomeness, and a legitimate claim to world domination.

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