02.03.09 9 years ago 13 Comments

The Tough Guy Competition took place in England yesterday, and thousands of awesomely masochistic people competed in the 8-mile endurance course that included obstacles with barbed wire, fire, mud, and icy water.

A broken neck, a dozen broken or dislocated bones and 600 people struck down with hypothermia – including the winner – all meant it was business as usual in what’s been dubbed the world’s toughest endurance battle.

Whoops, there goes my imminent-peril boner again.  Organizer Billy Wilson added:

“It was non-stop trips, back and forth to the hospital. There were a lot of injuries, but there were no deaths this year. Overall, it’s been quite successful.”

I love any event where success is determined by the fact that nobody died.  Although I’d like it even more if success was determined by how many people died.

Photos from this awesome gallery.

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