Tough Guy Challenge 2011

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The annual Tough Guy competition, an event which bills itself as 'the safest most dangerous taste of mental and physical pain, fear and endurance', took place around an eight mile course at Mr Mouse's Farm in Perton, near Telford on January 30.

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The race consist of 21 obstacles aimed to test contestants fear of heights, tight spaces, fire, water and even electricity. The obstacles, set among 15 metre-high trees with swinging Tarzan ropes, include a fire leap, a dive through shoe-sucking mud, icy water swimming and includes a section called the Killing Fields. Within the Killing Fields contestants can expect to tackle the the Brandenburg Wall, Tyre Torture, Death Plunge, the Battle Of The Somme, Deadleg Swamp and the Vietcong Tunnels.

Other obstacles included a 40-foot crawl through flooded underground tunnels, balancing planks across a fire pit, and a half-mile wade through chest-deep muddy water. Marshals dressed as commandos fire machine-gun blanks and let off thunder flashes and smoke bombs over the heads of competitors as they crawl under a 70-meter section of barbed wire.

Tough Guy claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival ordeal, with up to one-third of the starters failing to finish in a typical year.

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[via Daily Mail and MSNBC]

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