This weekend, these two guys, whom I’ve had the great pleasure in training and assisting them with in their preparation for the World’s Toughest Mudder, are ready!!! Here’s the rundown:
World’s Toughest Mudder is the culminating event of the 2011 Tough Mudder Event Series, and will be a two-day challenge with one goal: to find the toughest man or woman on the planet. When the mud settles on December 18, one person will have bested over 150,000 Mudders for the right to call him or herself the World’s Toughest Mudder!
Here’s how it’s going down: WTM competitors will have 24 hours to complete as many laps of the course as they can. At the 24 hour mark, all competitors must complete the lap they are on. The event’s winner will be whichever participant has completed the greatest total number of laps in the allotted 24 hours. The winner must still be on the course at 24 hours (not stopped or disqualified). In the event that multiple participants complete the Winner’s Total, the winner will be whichever participant crossed the finish line of their final lap first.
This event is a competition, with the winner being crowned World’s Toughest Mudder and receiving a cash prize of US$10,000. Participants will be required to wear timing chips and will be subject to the event’s official rules. That said, participants are strongly encouraged to help each other make it through the course as with any Tough Mudder event.
CAUTION: Of those that begin the event, only 10% are expected to finish. Only those in extreme PHYSICAL and MENTAL condition should even think about attempting to enter.
I’m certain that with their mental and physical fortitude, they will do just fine! But wow, what a great oppotunity, as the top 5% of Tough Mudder finishers qualify for this special event.
Good luck this weekend guys! You are making us all very proud, and we know that regardless of the outcome, you’ve give it your all, becoming amazing athletes. Forge ahead and release the beast!