Four Demiurgers competed last weekend in the Tough Mudder, what is thought by many to be the toughest event on the planet. The Mudder is not a race, but a personal challenge that tests “toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, and mental grit”.
Josh, Alex, Evan and Mike G. trekked up to Vermont this past Sunday to climb their way through mud and ice along a ten-mile obstacle course winding up and down the side of Mount Snow. Twenty-eight challenges lay in their path, including but not limited to:
- Sliding through cold, dark, ice-filled tunnels into a frozen pond.
- Carrying giant logs up and down a ski slope.
- Crawling face-down in the mud under rows and rows of barbed wire.
- Scaling large walls, steep icy slopes, and hay bales.
- Jumping from great heights into freezing cold water.
- Running very close to lots of fire.
Seriously! The course included live electrical wires, high pressure fire hoses, greased monkey bars, massive cargo nets, and huge tanks of colored dye! A map with info about each obstacle can be found on the Tough Mudder website.
Thousands participated and about 80% made it to the Mudder’s end. All four of our guys completed the entire event and received awesome orange headbands at the finish line. They’ve been intensely training for months, and came into the office this Monday smiling with a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie that we’re sure only the Tough Mudder can muster. Way to go!