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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.

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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At World's Toughest Mudder 2014, the two respective WTM 2012 and 2013 women's champions, Amelia Boone and Deanna Blegg, will give their all for another chance at WTM glory.

Ironically, however, they won’t be direct competitors.

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We recently took you through a list of some famous folks who’ve run a Tough Mudder. Since then (by the way, don’t think we didn’t see you spectating at TM Tahoe, Tyler Perry), the list has grown.

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In training for a Tough Mudder, most people execute their extreme workouts in gyms. Others take a more hands-on approach—hitting the great outdoors and channeling their inner animal. One Mudder, however, takes animalistic training to a whole new level.

Meet 24-year-old safari park keeper and future Tough Mudder Scotland finisher Graeme Alexander, practitioner of quite possibly the world’s ‘wildest’ workout routine. So with whom and where does Graeme train? With Rhinos. At a safari park. In Scotland.

Yeah. We had some questions too.

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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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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, enjoying a hair-raising, new flavor of fun and overcoming physical, mental and personal obstacles along the way.

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In three seasons as a TMHQ operations manager, planning and building Tough Mudder courses, Hilary May has left literal and figurative footprints on Tough Mudder courses throughout North America. Out of dozens of venues she’s masterminded into meccas of mud-coated madness, Tall Pines ATV Park, home of Tough Mudder Upstate New York, is arguably home to more Mudder memories than any other course. 

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Like the many workout myths grumbled around the gym, the kitchen can be home to many tough-to-swallow dietary diatribes. Chief among them: the effects the incredible, edible (and controversial) egg has on the body.

So to lay rest to, or at best, make sense of, this heated health issue, Tough Mudder is here to answer the top five health related questions surrounding eggs.

Let's get crackin'...

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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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Sticking to New Year’s resolutions ain’t pretty. Sadly, our December ambition often fails to meet our January commitment. But 2015 is going to be different. Why? Cause Mudder Nation is in your corner, and we’re here to show you five surefire ways to stick to your 2015 resolutions--whatever they may be.

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Being the sports and movie buffs that you and your team are, you were probably already acquainted with our favorite unknown underdog teams. You’ve also probably seen the inspirational sports classics like Miracle, Hoosiers and Rocky.

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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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July was a sizzling summer month of international celebrations and surprises. America turned 238. Joey Chestnut devoured 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Brazil lost a World Cup game...by six goals. And the worldwide fanfare surrounding Britain’s Commonwealth Games was at an absolute fever pitch.

Well maybe not the last part, but let’s face it--July kicked ass. And nowhere was that more apparent than on Tough Mudder courses, which shocked and soaked tens of thousands of Mudders across four countries.

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Name: Joe Perry

Age: 45

Occupation: Internet Service Provider

Hometown: Wallaceburg, Ontario

Headbands Earned: 14 (12 Tough Mudders, 2 World's Toughest Mudders)

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Look atop any list of history’s most hair-raising jobs, and you’ll find ‘test pilot’ soaring high in the rankings. And while we’re no NASA, you might be surprised that we’ve got some modern-day test pilots of our own.

Throughout our entire off season and a great deal of our event season, the Alpha Testers of our Obstacle Innovation Lab put their daredevil reputations on the line testing our new obstacles for the very first time.

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