Tough Guy Challenge

Tough Guy

Ican’t beleave this competition has being going on for 24 years and this is the first I’ve heard of it, well no longer – each year a South Perton Farm near Wolverhampton hosts the Tough Guy Challenge and next year I think I’ll go take a look (missed this year, was on the 1st of Feb).

What is it? Well in a nutshell it’s the most demanding one day assault course in the world, they reckon it’s closest rival is the The US Navy S.E.A.L.S. ‘Grinder’ Assault Course. Entry is open to the public to test their physical and metal prowess whilst earning a bit of money for charity.

“the safest most dangerous taste of physical and mental endurance pain in the world”

This year saw 6,000 competitors take on the challenge, overall winner was James Appleton who was overtaking just before the finish by Vito Graffagnino, but Vito was later disqualified for cheating. There was 1 broken neck, a dozen broken or dislocated bones and 600 people struck down with hypothermia!

Via: tw0-headed monster, photos from the Boston Big Picture article.

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