Thursday, 04 February 2010
Would you trek across 8 miles of mud and broken glass? Run your way in the freezing cold through rain and fire? How about crawling under barbed wire? In the 1980s an ex-soldier was worried that the fine men of the UK were losing their manly edge. Therefore, he began putting together an annual competition billed as the Tough Guy challenge.
This years race took place on January 31st and it attracted over 5,000 men and women. Tough Guy asks, "How much pain can you suck?!" "Introducing Tough Guy; The Worlds safest, most dangerous taste of mental and physical pain, fear and endurance." Despite their warnings, people are still crazy enough to go through with this contest of manliness! Contestants had to swim through sub zero lakes, walk across fire and climb across monkey rope, among other things. It may sound like an adult version of The Legend of the Hidden Temple, but it's far from that simple. Take a look at this video to get a better idea!
Are the contestents crazy, or just real men? Would you try this challenge?