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Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.

Taking on Tough Mudder requires a whole range of training from boosting your cardio, to strengthening your upper body and increasing flexibility. It might sound like a big job but really it’s an opportunity to mix up your workout routine with every kind of exercise.

We’re taking a look at the five biggest fitness trends coming this year and how they can be incorporated into your Tough Mudder training.

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Just before Christmas we announced our brand new 2019 obstacles, from Tight Squeeze to The Gauntlet we introduced 10 new or updated obstacles and there was something for everyone.

The innovation doesn't stop there though, oh no. Here are the top three things you should know about 2019 obstacles.

 

1. More Obstacles Than Ever

 

We listened hard in 2018 Mudder Nation and what we heard was "less running, more obstacles."

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What’s more epic than conquering obstacles in a field? Crushing them in a stadium.

In 2019 we’re continuing our Tough Mudder Revolution and focus on Innovation by putting Tough Mudder in a stadium for the first time ever. Not just near a stadium, but literally in it, through it and up and down it.  

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At the end of 2018 we released the news that everyone was waiting for - the 2019 obstacle unveil.

We announced 10 brand new or updated obstacles that will be coming to Tough Mudder courses around the world, including Mudderhorn (the tallest obstacle ever), The Gauntlet (the longest obstacle ever) and Black Widow (the highest rated obstacle at Beta Testing). We're pretty damn excited about what 2019 has in store.

The even better news is that it doesn't just end with new obstacles...

 

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Here’s how to catch the action of  #WTM 2018 without leaving the comfort of your own home.

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More often than not toughness isn't a measurement of how much you can bench press or how far you can run. It's a reflection of the adversity you've faced and the battles you've won every single day to get you to where you are today.

Never has this been more true than in the case of Tough Mudder Ambassador, volunteer and 50X Mudder Jamie Gane.

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For many Mudders it was the dream job. The chance to come to a top secret location at an undisclosed time to meet with the masterminds behind obstacle innovation in the UK and test out some of their latest inventions.

Hundreds applied but only one was chosen. 

Introducing Chief Obstacle Tester Nick

Nick is a freelance dance teacher from London and he inspired us with an application video all about taking chances, getting outside of your comfort zone and challenging the norm.

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When we launched Tough Mudder Revolution we promised a return to form and a double-down on obstacle innovation. Since then we've started to test new aspects of obstacles (Alpha Tests) in Germany, the UK and the US, asking Mudders globally to try new things and give their feedback. 

This was only the beginning. We can now reveal that the first round of obstacle Beta Testing has also taken place on an undisclosed date, at a top secret location.

What does this mean for Mudder Nation? You wanted more new and exciting obstacles, and in 2019 we're going to give them to you.

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The Innovation Team at TMHQ  have studied hundreds of submissions from the awesome to the downright crazy in a bid to find the winner of the Obstacle Design Competition 2018.

After drawing up a shortlist and debating the feasibility, fun and Tough Mudder spirit of each possibility they have decided that Tipping Point by Peter Duncan is the winner.

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Get Super Muddy, in Super Slow-mo for your chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S9 at Tough Mudder London South this weekend.

Calling all Mudders. Samsung are making every second count in Super Slow-mo this weekend at London South. Once you’ve earned your finisher headband out on the course, come down to the Samsung activation area in Mudder Village for the chance to win your own Galaxy S9 in our random prize draw.

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This year we launched Tough Mudder 5K, a shorter version of our classic Tough Mudder course and we took it to the heart of city centres across the UK.

In 2019 we're expanding this format even further, so you get more obstacle action per kilometer and a taste for Tough Mudder in even more amazing locations.

 

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If you've been to any Tough Mudder event in 2018 you would have seen the Toyo Tires Human Hamster Wheel Challenge and the many Mudders that have bravely stepped up to try and beat the record.

After witnessing some incredible feats of human strength and agility (and some not so incredible...) it became clear we had to find the best of the best and reward them appropriately.

 

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Known as the Ice Queen to many, Auntie Miranda to others, she’s been a well known face in the UK and across the pond since she started volunteering in 2013. At Tough Mudder London South weekend 2, she'll be reaching a special milestone and become the first MVP anywhere across the globe to volunteer for 100 shifts. We reached out to Miranda and asked her to look back on this journey and give us some insight into what it takes to get this far.

 

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Looking forward to Tough Mudder Edinburgh 5K this weekend? We know how fast time flies when you’re having fun, so Samsung are here to slow it all down for you.

Once you’re done with the thrills and spills of the course, visit Samsung in Mudder Village to create your own Super Slow-mo for the chance to win a new Galaxy S9.

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The ultimate race, the toughest mile on the planet, the competition that pits the best of the best against one another. Tough Mudder X is coming to UK screens.

UK Mudders will wait no more as all of the obstacle action and sporting drama of Tough Mudder X comes Sky Sports Mix this month.

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