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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.

While we pride ourselves in being the worldwide leader in mud and grit, our Tough Mudder obstacle courses have attracted some glitz and glamour over the years. Heck, with all that mud covering everyone from head to toe, you might have even run alongside Miss USA without even knowing it. Think we’re kidding? Well, we’re not. We’re kind of a big deal...and so are some other people who have run a Tough Mudder.

Here are some famous folks who’ve gotten down and brown to earn that orange.

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Sometimes a few words of wisdom is all it takes to move man into action. During the toughest of times, we all access our internal, inspirational arsenal for reassurance and motivation. And as all Mudders know, inspiration, like plunging off Walk the Plank, is something you can never get too much of.

So to help get you out of bed, out of a rut, or out of your comfort zone and into the Tough Mudder start chute, here are TM's top five quotes for Mudder motivation.

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Just like we did last week, this week, we’ll choose one motivating Mudder to receive two Tough Mudder entries at 50% off.

To be considered for this week’s prize, “Show Us Why You Mudder” by uploading your inspiring Mudder story and a photo of yourself to our Facebook page using #CelebrateMudders.

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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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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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So you’ve made a promise to finally whip yourself into shape (for real this time). Well, guess what? You’re already winning. Like signing up for a Tough Mudder, making the decision to get your act together is the beginning of one epic life-changing experience. But like tipping over a smart car, getting started is the hardest part.

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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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So you’ve got a phobia or two. Congratulations, you’re human. 

Even though fears can be paralyzing, conquering them is within your power. Every Tough Mudder event, we see thousands of people accomplish things that mere hours ago they thought were impossible.

Having talked with countless Mudders who have overcome their fear of heights, closed spaces, failure and more, we’ve learned a thing or two about flipping fear the finger, and it’s about time we shared our findings. 

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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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Thousands of people around the world have come through the Tough Mudder Volunteer Program, and we’re thankful for every single one of them. But there’s one Mudder who has gone beyond the call of duty for the past two years, spending countless hours of her free time to ensure that no Mudder gets left behind, in every sense of the term.

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Americans are a proud and creative bunch, and we’re proudly reminded of this every single time we sift through an event album on the Tough Mudder Facebook page. See for yourself—hardly a handful of photos can pass without finding the Stars and Bars displayed in the most ingenious of places.

So in honor of the 4th of July, we’re bringing you some of the most memorable appearances of Old Glory on course at Tough Mudder over the past year.

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This past Saturday on Randall’s Island in New York, thousands were crowned with green and grey Urban Mudder finisher headbands, as Tough Mudder’s Cousin in the City celebrated its inaugural event.

The five-mile Urban Mudder course, featuring leaps from rooftops, shimmies through laser fields and riverside runs with views of the famed New York skyline, brought a new breed of festival fitness to the Big Apple.

Here are some of our top shots from this weekend’s very first Urban Mudder.

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In addition to tackling dozens of adrenaline-inducing obstacles, on Tough Mudder event day, Mudders must also run through a gauntlet of emotions. From start line nerves to finish line euphoria, the emotions that Mudders experience are as diverse and exhilarating as the obstacles themselves.

And while every Mudder journey is unique, there are three moments you’re absolutely guaranteed to have on a Tough Mudder course.

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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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Thien-than C su-Chet’s (aka “TNT”) favorite Tough Mudder course is Raceway Park, home to Tough Mudder Tri-State. Ask him why, and he’ll tell you that it’s storied, gritty, rugged and demands absolute respect.

Having gotten to know TNT over the past few months, I find that in describing Tough Mudder’s most storied venue, he’s inadvertently describing himself.

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