While it’s common for Tough Mudder participants to fundraise for and donate money to charity throughout their Mudder journey, 33-year-old Ben Chan from New York City has taken role of donor to a whole new level, exemplifying what it means to be a Mudder. 

Sharing the same hometown as Ben, we recently caught up with him to hear his inspiring “scars to stars” story.

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You’ve seen him on course and on our YouTube Channel. He’s whipped you into shape and mesmerized you with his swiveling hips. But what’s seriously up with that Coach T. Mud dude? We caught up with Coach in his Lake Tahoe home to learn more about the man behind the aviators.

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Meet Laila, the high school teacher with a new found love of mud. We asked the Mudder community to give us their most creative ideas for preparing for a Tough Mudder. The Mudder with the most creative response would win a trip to Tahoe and VIP entry into the Tough Mudder Tahoe event – that Mudder was Laila.

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With the first event of the European Mudder season a couple of days away, we were wondering how London West Mudders are feeling with the event so close. We put the question out on Twitter last week and the answers we recieved told us that if you’re feeling excited, nervous or just a little bit numb, don’t worry, there are plenty of Mudders out there feeling the same way. 

If you’re considering signing up but have hesitated to hit the sign up button, read on, you may find some inspiration from people about to earn their first orange headband.

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Camping is the best way to maximise your 2015 event weekend experience. To prove it, we have compiled five of the best reasons to include camping in your Tough Mudder preparation. We also got the thoughts of a couple of our veteran Legionnaires, Chris and Sonya, on why they see camping as an integral part of their TM experience.

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After her mother passed away from breast cancer, Chelsea Campbell, only a junior in high school, was called upon to take care of her mentally and physically handicapped sister, Alexis.

In a time when nothing in life seemed secure, the support of her local firehouse was the one constant in her life. So when the time came to rally a team for Tough Mudder 2015, choosing teammates for her dream team was a no brainer.

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When he was a child, Rob Leboy remembers walking the neighborhood collecting cans with his grandfather, so they could afford to buy bread. The hardships Rob faced as a child weren’t just financial, however. Because of his low-income status, Rob was bullied at school, and throughout his youth, every day seemed like a struggle.

Now an adult, Rob’s number one goal is to make sure that his young daughter never has to experience the poverty and loneliness he felt in his youth.

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On December 14, 2012, Jeremy Richman’s daughter, Avielle, a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was murdered alongside 19 classmates and six adult staff members.

In the aftermath of Avielle’s tragic death, Jeremy and his wife, both scientists, started The Avielle Foundation, an organization created to study the neurological issues that lead to violence and encourage people to act compassionately.

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Ask Kristina Kelly the thing she’s most proud of in her life, and she’ll name three: her marriage, her children and Tough Mudder.

Having lost an 8-year old sister to leukemia, Kristina and her team of a dozen family members, 18 to 48, compete in Tough Mudders to carry on her older sisters memory. To date, Team Kelly has finished six Tough Mudders, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Find out what keeps them going.

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At 15, Dan Kosick, the 2014 Upstate New York Inspiring Mudder of the Year, lost his leg to cancer. Growing up, he struggled emotionally as well as physically with his disability. Then slowly, Dan began to change his attitude. Eventually he looked deep within and thought, “What am I hiding?”

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