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.
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.
On May 22nd, the water-cooler-conversation at Graycor HQ was a whole lot more epic than usual. That’s because the day before, a 17-strong team of Graycor staff took on Tough Mudder together to raise money for their beneficiary, Organization for Autism Research (OAR). Without a strong team behind you in business you’ll never reach your full potential, and the same is true of any Tough Mudder event.
Daniel Hiscoke is a 3x Mudder with deep love for mud and a knack for designing obstacles. As the winner of the Extreme Obstacle Design Challenge, he may have just created the next great obstacle for 2017. We caught up with Dan to find out exactly how he dreamt up Ladders of Success, and what he's looking forward to most on his upcoming trip to The Big Apple (NYC, that is).
Meet Promise686: a fearless organization that’s on a mission to help orphans and foster children. Through fundraising and community support, Promise686 equips families and organizations with the resources to improve the adoption process. Like a Tough Mudder, the journey to serve foster children is full of obstacles. This year, they rallied a Corporate Team of 95 Mudders and raised $150,000.
Read on to find out how they made it happen.
Before turning 30, Sherry Bullock was looking for a new challenge to celebrate the milestone birthday. A mother of two girls, ages seven and three, she is the pillar of strength they look up to, and learn from. So when a friend asked her to join their team at Tough Mudder Virginia, she knew she couldn’t say no.
If we told you that a four-year-old Aussie has completed two Tough Mudders, you’d probably wonder what’s going on over at Tough Mudder Australia headquarters in Melbourne.
But fear not: Roxie, the youngest Mudder to cross our finish line, is not of Australian citizenship but breed, and her owner, Army Staff Sergeant Desiree Rincon of Tampa, would never dream of putting her in harm's way.
This November, when other couples are touring wine country and lounging on West Coast beaches, Hannes Bayards and Renee Muhina of Maidstone, England will be sinking their toes in, not sand, but mud at World’s Toughest Mudder, Tough Mudder’s extreme 24-hour obstacle course challenge in Las Vegas.
Over two million Mudders have crossed our finished line, and chances are, wherever you live, you’ve passed a few without even knowing it.
If you’ve crossed paths with Texas’s Brian “McMudderton” Muttee, however, you’d know for certain he’s a Mudder, as Brian wears Tough Mudder on more than just his sleeve.