Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.
Any seasoned Mudder will tell you that helping others is a priority - it’s in the pledge, and it’s in their blood. That’s why so many people who lined up at the start line of a Tough Mudder event in 2016 were there to raise money for charity. We love hearing the inspirational stories of our fundraisers, and we know you do too. So, we caught up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a member of the official Tough Mudder Charity Family, to hear about some of their amazing fundraisers who braved the mud in 2016.
Babacar Diop - $2,581
When asked to describe what Tough Mudder means to her, 40-year-old Tiffany Aab of Poway, California needs only one word: inspiring. “Out there in the desert, the human spirit is alive,” says Aab. “So many people overcoming personal obstacles, or running for friends who passed away. It is hard not to push on when you’re surrounded by others who inspire you.” Except here Aab may have forgotten to look at herself.
World’s Toughest Mudder presented by Cellucor is Definitely The Most Extreme 24-Hour Obstacle Course Challenge On The Planet. Considered to be the most epic event of the year, it’s where Tough Mudder and OCR communities culminate to test their physical strength and mental grit. As a bonus, they’re also the the first to conquer brand new 2017 obstacle innovations.
Deanna Blegg is no stranger to the World’s Toughest Mudder. At the second WTM in 2012, Deanna placed second female (third overall). The following year, at WTM 2013, she placed first, boasting 85 miles, or 17 laps of the 5-mile loop course. Then again in 2015 she was on the podium with another third place win to her name. Those who have met Deanna recognize her for her bright smile, determination, and kindness, and while many are aware of her accomplishments on course, few know her story off the course and out of the mud.