Your Viewing Guide to World's Toughest Mudder 2017

By TMHQ | November 7, 2017

 

The average 5K is completed in 30 minutes. The average marathon is completed in 4 hours and 30 minutes. The average Ironman is completed in 12 hours and 30 minutes. Think about that. And then think about 24 hours on the Toughest Obstacle Course On The Planet. Welcome to World’s Toughest Mudder, where 24 hours isn’t just the average completion time, it’s the only completion time.

World's Toughest Mudder was designed to give the world's most hardcore OCR athletes the opportunity to display their competitive spirit in a non-stop 24 hour battle of grit and willpower. It’s where Mudder Nation and OCR-fanatics push their physical strength and mental toughness beyond their limits. Oh, and as a bonus, they’re also the the first to test *potential* new 2018 obstacle innovations.

This year we’re serving up more ways than ever to get in on the challenge of a lifetime no matter where you are. So whether or not you’re making the trip to Las Vegas, being a part of the World’s Toughest Mudder action has never been easier.

Here’s how to tune in to #WTM 2017 without stepping foot on the desert sands of Lake Las Vegas.

3 Unique Show, 14 Hours of Coverage on Facebook Live

1. World's Toughest Mudder Day 1 Kick Off (6 hours): Saturday 11/11, 11am PST to 5pm PST (2pm EST to 8pm EST) 

2. World's Toughest Mudder Midnight Special (1 hour): Sunday 11/12, 12am PST to 1am PST (3am to 4am EST)

3. World's Toughest Mudder Day 2 Finish (7 hours): Sunday 11/12: 7am PST to 2pm PST (10am to 5pm EST)

Follow the Tough Mudder LIVE Facebook Show Page for 14 hours of sports programming featuring OCR experts in the box and Hunter McIntyre on the sidelines. We’ll embed the livestream here too, to make it even easier to find.

Behind The Scenes Social Coverage

When: Live social coverage will kick off on Friday, November 10 and run through Sunday, November 14.

Follow along on our Instagram story and Snapchat for behind the scenes footage. And keep your Twitter feed open for 24+ hours of race updates from the race center.

Top Athletes to Watch

This year it’s going to be an epic battle of grit and toughness between the top 5 women’s and men’s competitors.

Women To Watch

This year the 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder Champion Stef Bishop will be fighting to hole onto her 2016 title of World’s Toughest Mudder. But just because they’re newer to the OCR scene doesn’t mean they can be discounted: the 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder Runner-Up Suzanne Kraus, American’s Toughest Mudder Midwest & Northeast first-place finisher Allison Tai, and American’s Toughest Mudder South & West first-place finisher Lindsey Webster, are all serious contenders. To more *formally* meet  the 5 female Mudder’s that’ll be fighting each other for podium spots at WTM 2017, click HERE.

Men To Watch

This year 5 of the Toughest Men On The Planet will have Mudder Nation wondering: What happens when 2016 WTM team champions put their toughness to the test by racing as individuals? And who’ll come out on top when the 2015 and 2016 WTM Champ go head-to-head?

With 2016 WTM team champion Jonathan Albon and Ryan Atkins going up against the 2015 and 2016 individual WTM podium holders Chad Trammell and Trevor Cichosz, and the 2016 runner-up Austin Azar coming back tougher than ever, WTM will show just what happens when OCR athletes are pushed past their limits. To study up on the toughest men, click HERE.

Adaptive Athletes To Watch

This year the first paraplegic athletes (that’s right, plural) are taking on the mud.  Mudder Nation, meet Superman and Jessie.

Tyson, aka “Superman”, is a 33 year old is a paraplegic athlete from Woodland, California. He’s a true Legionnaire with 10 Tough Mudder Full’s under his belt. And this year he’s been training every single day with his team to prepare for WTM  2017. With a goal of completing 25 miles with his team and Coach, he will be one of the first paraplegic athlete to attempt this grueling race. To watch his story, click HERE.

Jessie might have just started obstacle course racing this year, but she’s ready to tackle the mud with her mighty mud-lovin’ team and ERock.

Top Teams To Watch

This year Team Rubicon, the official US Charity of Tough Mudder, has 5 teams competing with grit and glory at World’s Toughest Mudder to raise money for their cause and spread the awareness of Team Rubicon's efforts. Facing natural disaster, Team Rubicon gives a whole new meaning to “Tougher Together”, and this year you’ll do the same at World’s. Meet the Team Rubicon veterans who'll be proving their badassery and selflessness in the mud HERE. And if you want to donate while you watch from home, click HERE.

And in case you haven’t heard,  this year, in addition to the tried-and-true solo and team categories at WTM, we’re creating a new layer of competition…Enter the National Team Relay Category. This format promises to pit teams of 4 (or more) from nations across the world against each other in a fast-paced, strategic 24-hour test of toughness.  Relay teams will be required to run their first and last laps together as a team, and at all other times at least 50% of the team must be active. But the strategy the nation uses is up to them. With 9 National Teams Competing, it’s sure to be a tight race. Study up on the team's strengths, stats, and experience HERE before wagering your bets, Mudder Nation.

Track the Athletes

Have a sweet spot for certain athletes and teams? Track your fave athletes in real time HERE.

World’s Toughest Mudder Special on CBS

Mark your calendars to tune into CBS Sports’ coverage of World’s Toughest Mudder 2017 airing on 12/23 at 12:00pmEST only on CBS. It’ll be an epic 1-hour show down that’ll have you asking, are they even human? There’s never a bad time to relive the magic. (And when you get hooked on Tough Mudder TV the way we know you will, check out all our other shows HERE).

More WTM Info

And if you’re still wondering what the heck is World’s Toughest Mudder, click HERE.