October 08, 2013

'Remember, You Signed a Death Waiver': "With 70 scheduled events in 13 countries, the rapidly growing Tough Mudder series will attract 700,000 competitors in 2013," the New York Times reports. "Openly mocking of traditional marathons and weekend 5Ks, the Tough Mudder embraces danger as part of its allure, posting signs at each course that remind competitors, 'Remember You Signed a Death Waiver.' Courses can include open fires, live electrical wires and hazards with fearsome names like Cage Crawl and Electroshock Therapy." Last April, Avishek Sengupta, 28, became the first Tough Mudder contestant to die during the competitions.

posted by rcade to extreme at 01:23 PM - 1 comment

Not quite a death but I would imagine it made him rethink running ever again.

posted by umrlax at 02:56 PM on October 08, 2013

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