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Tough Mudder

I'm Not Too Fat. I'm Not Too Old. I'm Enough.

Paige Harmes | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Paige Harmes

I'd never done a 5k (or even just a 1k!), and I'd certainly never participated in a Mudder or mud run before -- let alone combining the two at the same time! As the days progressed, I couldn't understand what had possessed me to sign up for this fiasco waiting to happen.

How I TRI'D: Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean Talks Team Challenges and Life Metaphors

Karim Orange | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

Welcome to How I TRI'D. This is an ongoing series about a very typical in and out of shape 40-year-old woman repurposing, reevaluating and recharging ...

Sarcastic Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Annoy You

Karim Orange | Posted 12.22.2016 | Taste
Karim Orange

Since we are already in the midst of the gift-giving season, I won't bore you with a guide for the 'sexy man' or your 'pregnant sister'. I'm sure you've gotten those gifts already, and I commend you for being an early shopper. If your anything, like me, you still have people on your list that need gifts.

Brother's Death at 32 Prompted Jamie's New Lifestyle

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Nancy Brown

Follow the arc of Jamie's diet and exercise regimen and it may remind you of someone you know, perhaps even yourself.

Treating Myself to a Full Course 'Meal' at the Inaugural Urban Mudder

Jane Seo | Posted 08.05.2016 | New York
Jane Seo

Running the inaugural Urban Mudder was like treating myself to an elaborate 3-course meal at a fancy restaurant. And man, was it delicious!

Nico Pitney

This Extreme Endurance Icon Ran 95 Miles In 24 Hours Wearing A Wetsuit | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.22.2015 | Sports

Simply finishing the World's Toughest Mudder is a feat of physical and mental ferocity. It's a contest for athletes "who find marathons too easy a...

This Might Just Be The Muddiest Place To Find Love -- But It Worked

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings

Tough Mudder is a swampy, 10 to 12-mile military-style race created by British Special Forces. It's done in teams and it toys with participants' physi...

The 8 Richest Amateur Endurance Races on the Planet

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those athletes who are not pro, but wouldn't turn down a green backs for racing well, here are eight of the richest endurance races that can still be won by a non-card carrying pro athlete!

Tough Mudder CEO: Our Challenges Are 20 Times Safer Than Triathlons

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

The notoriously grueling Tough Mudder challenges have been criticized for putting participants at risk of injury and even death. But the company's CEO...

Innovating for Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

Before, there was a push to connect everyone and globalize the world through the Internet and get people online. While technology has certainly been empowering in several ways, it has made us more distant by giving us a false sense of connection.

How Dangerous Are Tough Mudders?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living

With names like Electroshock Therapy, Everest, Fire Walker and Trench Warfare, it's not exactly a secret that Tough Mudder obstacles are designed to r...

Afraid Of Living Her Life On Medication, She Lost Over 100 Pounds

Posted 10.14.2013 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

You Still Alive? Prove It

Mark Morford | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Pay to suffer? Happily choose discomfort, electric shock, hypothermia, foul mud, getting smacked in the face by a giant, padded pole by a leering race employee at the finish line, just for the hell of it? Just for a great profile pic? What sort of masochism is this?

Why Would Anyone Ever Do a Tough Mudder Race? The Torture to Expect

Sarah Flanagan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports
Sarah Flanagan

Once you get shocked, you will abandon attempts to stealthily avoid the live wires and sprint as hard as you can in order to not get shocked again.


Posted 07.30.2013 | Media

So the "Today" folks did this wacko obstacle course involving ice water and mud and barbed wire called "Tough Mudder" and it was all about teamwork an...

Maryland Man Drowns During Tough Mudder, Others Seriously Injured

The Baltimore Sun | CARRIE WELLS | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

At one point Saturday, City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., was so overwhelmed with patients injured on the Tough Mudder obstacle course that it had t...

How Beginners Should Train For A Tough Mudder

Angeles Burke | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

These moves will target areas of the body needed to hurdle, crouch, lunge and jump your way to victory and once mastered, you'll be fully prepared for the obstacles in the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or a local version of these adventure races sweeping the nation.

Katherine Bindley

Why More Women Are Getting Down In The Mud | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

When Lauren Mundell and her friends planned a girls weekend in Mount Snow, Vt., last May, they chose to spend part of it watching one of the most inte...

Is This Man The Mark Zuckerberg Of Mud Runs?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.16.2012 | College

Will Dean has been called the Mark Zuckerberg of extreme sports. Like Zuckerberg, Dean started Tough Mudder, a popular obstacle course competition...

My Fearless Challenge: Mountain Biking!

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

Now, I knew, knew, knew that I could ride the trail much better than I was. Yet I could not. I knew, knew, knew that the fear was in my head and if I could just let it dissipate, then all would be well. Easier said than done.

My Husband the... Triathlete?

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

When Brett and I met in 1996, he was merely a summertime tennis player, and, when I was not chain-smoking, I occasionally attended a step-aerobics class. My husband now goes to the gym. A lot.

How to Get Inside My Mind

Mina Samuels | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I agree with the general theory that it is a good thing for us to face our fears in some fashion, and that in so doing we strengthen our spirit (and possibly our bodies).

The GORUCK Challenge: Bringing People Together Under Really Big Logs

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Matt Browner Hamlin

As more and more people turn away from marathons and triathlons to more extreme obstacle races, expect the GORUCK Challenge to keep growing, as individuals seek to test themselves not just as athletes, but as team members and leaders.

Training for a Tough Mudder in New York City

Michael Silverman | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Michael Silverman

Here in NYC we may not be accustomed to sprinting through the woods, scaling 12-foot walls, or braving weekend events that involve mud, blood and ice baths. I certainly wasn't before I trained for my first Tough Mudder.

The Ultimate Weekend Warrior Event

Julia Plevin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco
Julia Plevin

What really stood out to me at the Tough Mudder, an 11-mile mountain run peppered with 23 crazy obstacles, was the teamwork. I would not have been able to scale those walls without the encouragement of my team.