Tough Guy Challenge took place yesterday on February 1st in small English town named Perton. Thousands of challengers (men and women) started the endurance race, with hundreds dropping out along the way due to exhaustion or injury - broken bones, dislocations, and over 600 cases of hypothermia. The course takes racers through 21 obstacles - through mud, freezing water, across ropes and burning terrain. The challenge is also a fundraiser for charity, with funds going to the Mr. Mouse Farm for Unfortunates, which looks after hundreds of retired horses and provides jobs to young offenders. Here are a handful of photos from yesterday's race.
Tough Guy is usually called the toughest races in the world. The competition was launched in 1986 Briton Willie Wilson (Mr. Misha). The man is convinced that so far none of the participants failed to pass through all its trials - the rules of the competition is extremely tough. During the existence of the show, two of its members have died right there in the competitions.
The length of the race - about 12 km. It provides steeplechase. Participants run the risk of injury from barbed wire, cut, burn, get dehydration, tortured with electric shocks, to break his hands and feet, etc.