FanDuel - WFBC

March 12, 2007

Death Race 2007: Unnecessary is the entire point of the Tough Guy competition, a semi-annual 8-mile race through mud, manure, water, fire, more mud, barbed wire, nets, electrical charges, still more mud, smoke grenades, sewer pipes, ice, even more mud, ropes, cables, tires, on a horse farm in England's West Midlands. Make sure to check out the vid at the top of the page.

posted by STUNNER to extreme at 03:21 PM - 20 comments

People into this should just join the Corps. Then you can get paid and take pride.

posted by sickleguy at 05:56 PM on March 12

This sounds like fun. Anyone aware of anything similar (besides the Camp Pendleton Mud Run) in the States? SG: It can't be exactly like the Corps. Unless they have changed some standards and let you do the stuff in your underwear... carrying an inflatable alligator.

posted by cardsfan at 07:27 PM on March 12

Wow, this is nuts. Not sure what's up with the guys in thongs though.

posted by Bishop at 08:26 PM on March 12

They've probably got nuts too.

posted by tommytrump at 09:01 PM on March 12

Y'know, after seeing that, I gotta say: Rasputin? Total wuss.

posted by chicobangs at 09:01 PM on March 12

I am actually tempted to participate. Sounds like a tough run, but like the ESPN writer said, if so many can do it, it's certainly not impossible.

posted by PublicUrinal at 12:27 AM on March 13

Not sure what's up with the guys in thongs though. They'll be members of the Thong Rangers [YouTube]. They raise money in Oxfordshire and beyond for worthy causes (including the charity I'm doing my Olympic thing for). They are odd, but they raise a lot of money and they have a lot of fun, and they make (most) people laugh.

posted by JJ at 04:57 AM on March 13

Blimey. I'm from the West Midlands and I'd never even heard of this event. It sounds amazing. Not amazing in the sense that I'd be mad enough to want to take it on though.

posted by squealy at 05:37 AM on March 13

It seems like the perfect reason to get over seas, even my wife got excited by the video.

posted by everett at 06:31 AM on March 13

".........even my wife got excited by the video" I bet it was because of the guys in thongs.

posted by BornIcon at 06:43 AM on March 13

Where can I sign up? This is awesome!

posted by bavarianmotorworker at 06:55 AM on March 13

"Where can I sign up? This is awesome!" Just pay me 50 bucks. Ill set you in a tub of ice cold cat pee and plug you into 120.

posted by vipers-pit at 08:34 AM on March 13

Crazy, neverheard of such a thing. Did it say in the video how long it takes, didn't have the sound on?

posted by steelcityguy at 08:57 AM on March 13

The winning time was 1:12:35 by Vito Graffagnino. Jim Caple finished in 3:43:03

posted by STUNNER at 12:56 PM on March 13

yeah-fat cross country runners who were too tough to play rugby

posted by cavwa at 05:07 PM on March 13

LOL LOL LOL How come all the guys looked miserable & all the gals had smiles on their faces?LOL LOL LOL

posted by squirrelone at 06:29 PM on March 13

What has Sportsfilter come to? (cavwa, squirrelone)

posted by STUNNER at 06:35 PM on March 13

For any USAians who don't want to fly over the pond to participate in this one, you might want to join me next year for the annual skijoring competition in Leadville, CO.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:16 PM on March 13

What has Sportsfilter come to? (cavwa, squirrelone) Um, the lowest common denominator?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:27 PM on March 14

LOL LOL LOL How come all the guys looked miserable & all the gals had smiles on their faces?LOL LOL LOL You have presented me another chance to say, "the guys in thongs". Scary, even though it's for charity.

posted by Bishop at 04:13 PM on March 14

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