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Subject: Tough Guy Race gets tougher

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 3:30 am

Nearly 3,000 competitors from around the world battled it out to be win this year's Tough Guy Race.

The six-mile assault course at South Perton farm in Wolverhampton contained 21 different obstacles.

Entrants even had to sign a death warrant before starting the challenge, reports the Daily Mail.

Men and women faced burning tires, pond filled with leeches and tiny, narrow tunnels.

Other challenges involved crawling through shoulder high mud and scaling a 40ft high wall.

Organiser Mouser Wilson said: "There is nothing like this in the world and that is why people from all over the globe want to come here.

"I had a captain in Afghanistan write to me saying the British Army recognises Tough Guy as the most arduous test of physical and mental endurance."

Contestants ended up with sprained ankles, burns and cuts.

Tough Guy veteran James Appleton from Cambridge was first across the finish line in a time of 1 hour and 39 minutes.

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