Tough Mudder Indiana 2011 (slideshow)
On a rather chilly mid-November weekend, ordinary Americans united in Attica to run a nine-mile adventure course designed for the British Special Forces.
An estimated 15,000 warriors braved a relentless course of cruelly conceived obstacles at Tough Mudder Indiana this weekend, and we brought back the pictures to prove it. Among the obstacles pictured in the slideshow are Kiss of Mud (a belly crawl through muck with barbed wire inches overhead), Fire Walker (a scamper across an inferno of kerosene-soaked straw) and Electroshock Therapy (a final dash to the finish line while being subjected to repeated electrical shocks of up to 10,000 volts). Those who completed the challenge earned an orange headband, a cold beer and big-time bragging rights at the water cooler on Monday.
If you're feeling inspired to become a Mudder, start training now. Tough Mudder Indiana 2012, slated for March 17 and 18, is less than four months away. That event, like the one this past weekend, will be hosted by Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica.