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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.

Dear Mudders, World’s Toughest Mudders, and Future World’s Toughest Mudders:

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when all of you crazy Mudders start deciding whether you want to put your body through one of the most challenging and badass events on the planet.

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Saturday at 2pm in Las Vegas cannot come soon enough.  Here at TMHQ, we have spent the last 12 months planning what we feel is the best WTM course to date.  With year 5 of WTM upon us, we were able to take all of the learnings from the first 4 events, and create the most challenging and well-rounded event you have seen to date.  This course will test every facet of the competitors skill set, both mental and physical.

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From the field of Tough Mudder Portland.
 
This morning our team decided to test out one of the most epic Mud Miles Tough Mudder has ever built. Prepare to bring everything you’ve got to conquer this obstacle.
 
It is only 50 yards long, but it took our team of 7 guys a full 10 minutes to get through. You're gonna need all of Mudder Nation to get you through this one.
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Ever since wrapping up in Wisconsin, BQ and the Best Friends Gang have been hard at work setting up Tough Mudder Michigan.

Since we’re the best in the biz, you may ask yourself how the Best Friends Gang handles the task of packing so much nonsense and badassery into one innocent piece of land.

Alright, Michigan. Here’s your answer, in chronological order.

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It’s the morning after Tough Mudder. Whether you’re a Mudderling or a mega-Mudder, you’re likely experiencing fatigue and muscle pain. It should be no surprise that taking on a dozen obstacle-riddled miles has left you with muscle, joint or even digestive inflammation. (Don’t tell us your stomach didn’t turn before Electroshock Therapy.)

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A combination of hearsay and a $1 menu markup for “upgrading” has led many of us to believe that brown rice is healthier than its colorless counterpart. But given the myriad of money-making health hoaxes out there today, is brown rice actually healthier than white rice?

We’ve gone ahead and broke it down. But before we get started, let’s clarify some basics.

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Comparing conventional road running to trail running is like comparing a night in a hotel to one at the campground. Grittier and more scenic, trail running is an adventure, and thus requires proper preparation.  Once you know the ways trail running is different from road running, its best to prepare for the ‘ol dusty trail by having these four pieces of gear ready to go.

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Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.

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Prior to a Tough Mudder, Mudders are faced with a plethora of mind-boggling gear dilemmas. Glasses or contacts? T-shirt and shorts or compression gear? The Pippi Longstocking leggings or the ass-less chaps? 

Everyone’s preferences are different, and we respect that. However, there are three things in particular that you better not so much as dream about bringing to our course on event day, and it’s about time we remind you of them.

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When Ryan Atkins told the border control officer his reason for entering into the US from Canada in mid-November, the officer noted that Raceway Park, host of World's Toughest Mudder 2013, was a common calling for crossing Canadians that day. Without missing a beat, his girlfriend, Lindsay, sitting beside him, wittingly remarked, “Yeah, but you haven't had the winner come through yet, have you?”

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In case you’re new to the party, every Monday after a Tough Mudder event weekend is an official Wear Your Headband to Work Day, aka Headband Monday. 

Like these Mudders did, keep the adrenaline-pumping positive energy flowing by rocking your orange in the place you make that green. Then take a photo and upload it to Tough Mudder's Facebook page using #HeadbandMonday for a chance to be featured on our blog.

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Tough Mudder's 10-12 mile military-style obstacle course is about much more than overcoming on-course obstacles-- it's a chance for people around the world to test their fitness while bonding with friends and fellow Mudders and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.

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This month, there’s little doubt Mudders put the May in mayhem. From the sunshine of Central Texas to the side-winding trails of Topeka; midway madness in Chicago to one of the muddiest Mudders in history in Ohio, a brave new wave of Mudders was initiated into Mudder Legion.

And in honor of your efforts, we’ve combed through thousands of photos in our eight May photo albums to bring you this month’s most awesome mud-coated memories.

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