Tough Mudder Will Start Using Tear Gas In Obstacle Courses

Photo Credit: Flickr

Photo Credit: Flickr

As if the Tough Mudder obstacle course wasn’t difficult enough, the company has now decided to make an exciting addition to the course. Tough Mudder has decided to add tear gas to its list of dangerous and exhausting obstacles.

Austin Murphy beta tested one of Tough Mudder’s new courses with the tear gas and told Sports Illustrated that, “A Mudder’s moments of misery—immersion in ice water; exposure to electric shocks and, in a special torment unveiled for us at Vail Lake, tear gas—are intense, but brief. Of course, the knowledge that they’re out there on the course, lying in wait, tends to prey on one’s mind.”

Murphy also said that “.. just the burning sensation in our eyes, and the feeling of having Sriracha poured into every one of our tiny cuts and abrasions, was a result of crawling through Cry Baby, a tent filled with what the organizers referred to as “tear gas. (Full disclosure: While it certainly stings, the active ingredient in this concoction is more benign than the one in real tear gas.)”

If you are crazy enough to expose yourself to these conditions, then we wish you the best of luck! Maybe this guy is preparing just the way you are supposed to:

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