World's Toughest Mudder
Obstacle Course Races, OCR, Race Review

When hell froze over – World’s Toughest Mudder 2018

For those of you not familiar with the world of extreme endurance obstacle course racing, let me explain this unique event to you. World’s Toughest Mudder is a 24h obstacle course race oragnized by Tough Mudder. It is a lap format, where athletes try to complete as many laps as possble within the 24 hour period. World’s Toughest Mudder was first held in 2011 in New Jersey, and after having been held in Lake Las Vegas for 4 years it moved to Atlanta this year.

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Toughest Mudder Berlin
Obstacle Course Races, OCR, Race Review

Europe’s Toughest Mudder Berlin

At the beginning of September 2018 the first Toughest Mudder 8 hour night race took place in Germany. They called it „Berlin“, but it was definitely not Berlin. It was the middle of nowhere in former Eastern Germany, around a 2 hour drive south of Berlin.
But this did not stop around 500 brave mudders to make it there and take up the challenge of running 5 mile laps throughout the night. While most of them were newbies to this race, it was already my third one (I completed the Toughest Mudder Midlands twice before), and it served as a training for World’s Toughest Mudder in November.

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World's Toughest Mudder training
Obstacle Course Races, OCR

My World’s Toughest Mudder gear list

When I first signed up for World’s Toughest Mudder I was really confused about what to use for this grueling 24h race (you can read about my experience here). As this race is equally about gear as it is about training (you can check out my post about WTM training here), I decided to publish my World’s Toughest Mudder gear list here on my blog and keep it updated regularly. You can also find some great ressources about the World’s Toughest Mudder equipment on the WTM Community Facebook group. Please bear in mind that a lot of the gear also depends on individual preferences.

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Toughest Mudder Photocredit: Bob Mulholland
Obstacle Course Races, OCR

My Regional Toughest Mudder Gear List

With England’s Toughest Mudder just a few weeks away it is time to revise my Toughest Mudder gear list based on my experiences from the last two years. I am publishing this here as a reference for newbies to the Toughest Mudder series. This list is different from my World’s Toughest Mudder gear list, which you can find here.

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