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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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For a half-decade, thousands upon thousands of children have witnessed their parents and grandparents; uncles and aunts; babysitters and teachers boldly traverse Tough Mudder’s 10 to 12-mile obstacle course.

They’ve watched on in inspiration with one thing in mind: When will it be my turn?

This year, however, we’re silencing the are-we-there-yets with the release of Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, the very first kid-sized obstacle course of its kind.

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We’ve got some new tricks up our sleeves this Mudder season, and Skidmarked is one of our latest Obstacle Innovation Lab creations.

A new-for-2015 obstacle that requires tricep strength and lower body explosiveness, you won’t get run over at Skidmarked if you adhere to these three Coach T. Mud-approved exercises.

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10. 'FIRE IN YOUR HOLE' IS AS INSANE AS IT LOOKS


Ominously looming over the Tough Mudder course, this fire-breathing beast of an obstacle, the crown jewel of Legionnaire’s Loop, is accessible only to Mudder Legionnaires-- Mudders with one or more previous Tough Mudder finishes.

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After months of consulting and planning with the hip-swiveling Coach Theodore Mudhoney, we’re ready to launch our official Tough Mudder 2015 Obstacle Training series.

Featuring think-outside-the-gym training videos highlighting how to best prep for each of our world-class obstacles, our series is full of freakishly fun, Mudder-ready training tips for newbies and Mudder legends alike.

So loosen up those hips, press play and get ready to be Coachified.

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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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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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As you round the corner around mile ten at Tough Mudder this year, you’ll see what appears to be another Funky Monkey in the distance. Get a little closer, and you’re reaction might be something like this: WHAT THE #$@& IS THAT?

Well, that’d be Dead Ringer, and here’s what you need to know about it.

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May 2, 2015 marks the five year anniversary of Tough Mudder’s very first event at Bear Creek ski resort in Pennsylvania. Needless to say, it’s been a wild, memorable, epic half-decade ride.

Watch how far we’ve come in a few short years, and then get caught up on your Tough Mudder history by visiting our Tough Mudder 5 Year Anniversary Page.

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Wow. Just wow. This past weekend, Mudders the globe over answered the international call of camaraderie to commemorate Global Mudder--Tough Mudder’s most epic weekend in our half-decade history.

So just how epic is EPIC? In just 48 hours, the number of worldwide Mudders who crossed our finish line would be able to fill three Madison Square Gardens. That’s right. Three. But the shocking facts, figures and findings don’t stop there. For the skinny on Global Mudder, check out our Global Mudder By the Numbers infographic.

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In 2014, more women took on Tough Mudder than any other year in TM  history. Inspired by their strength, commitment and ability to prove that “Mudder” knows no gender, we’re here to run down some of our most inspiring on-course photos of female Mudders this year.

Paying it Forward


A woman reaches down to help a fellow Mudder reach the summit of Pyramid Scheme at Tough Mudder SoCal.

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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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With Global Mudder just days away, hundreds of our course builders are working around the clock (and the globe) to bring you the muddiest weekend in mud run history. This coming weekend, August 16 and 17, 60,000 Mudders will cover damn near one million miles of mud-caked terrain in five events spread across four countries and 19 time zones.

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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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Last week, we got around. Now get your mind out of the mud because we’re talking about the worldwide media fanfare surrounding our new obstacles. Here are five of hundreds of outlets that decided that our big news was their big news in one short week.

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