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    • CommentAuthorInexperto
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008 edited
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    The Guardian has an interesting article on The Tough Guy Race - a kind of Krypton Factor as conceived by Ross Kemp and the Marquis de Sade.

    5,000 people, 90% of them male, converged on a 150-acre area of countryside in South Staffordshire, the Dickensian-sounding Mr Mouse Farm For Unfortunates. There, they spent anything between 57 minutes and five hours running through turbulent streams and ludicrously uneven woodland areas, up precipitous mud hills and down nettle-festooned slopes, tackling obstacles with names such as Tyre Torture and Fiery Holes. This year, only 3,000 managed to finish the course. The 1997 race saw seven people break their legs, and in 2001, 700 people developed hypothermia. This is why participants were encouraged to take out personal insurance and sign health-risk waivers...


    Anyone fancy signing a petition to get this recognised as an olympic event?

    edited because I'm an idiot who gets confused by youtube links

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