Special Edition Report: 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder

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While I’m awaiting between 0-24” of snow this weekend, others have been waiting for the 2016 dates for the World’s Toughest Mudder. Well, wait no more! Tough Mudder formally announced the dates for the 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder. The event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12th and 13th. So, if you’d like to go to Las Vegas and try your hand at this race, you can do both this year!

 The World’s Toughest Mudder is a 24 hour OCR challenge. The course is five miles and full of extreme obstacles. It’s one of the few premiere events that anyone can register for. Even an average guy like me can register! The goal for this race is to complete the course as many times as you can in 24 hours. Prizes are awarded for the top finishers for individual male and female. They also have a team award for those racing with a team. A five mile Tough Mudder might seem “easy” compared to their standard 10-12 mile event, but let’s let the stats make that determination. Per Tough Mudder’s website, the top male completed 19 laps for a total of 95 miles at the 2015 event. The top female completed 15 laps for 75 miles at the 2015 event. The top team completed 16 laps for 80 miles at the 2015 event. That would mean the top male completed a little more than three and a half full marathons in 24 hours! For me personally, I think that seems just a little too difficult. I doubt most marathon runners want to run the course again after they finish. However, this is OCR and these runners want to challenge the course multiple times.

 I don’t think I’ll be attempting the World’s Toughest Mudder any time soon, but I would be interested in being a spectator at the event. Maybe if it was a 3 mile course I would consider giving it a try. If you’re reading this and considering a Las Vegas trip around this time in November 2016 you can include me in your travel plans. I think a post about this event would be awesome and very entertaining!

Oh, by the way the cost for this event starts at $425.00. Plus other additional fees.

For more information about the World’s Toughest Mudder you can visit www.toughmudder.com

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