Dublin: 3 °C Friday 4 December, 2020
Advertisement

In pictures: Are you tough enough? The Tough Guy challenge

How did you spend your weekend?

THIS YEAR’S Tough Guy challenge, an event billed as the “safest most dangerous taste of physical and mental endurance pain in the world” was held in Perton, England yesterday.

Thousands of people turned out for the annual event across a 13-kilometre obstacle course which involves jumping into freezing water, crawling beneath barbed wire, and running through fire.

Typically, one-third of the competitors who set out at the start of the event don’t manage to finish the course.

This year’s winner was Scottish mountain fell runner Scott Cassidy.

Here are some of this year’s contestants – and what they endured:

In pictures: Are you tough enough? The Tough Guy challenge
1 / 9
  • Tough Guy

    A competitor runs through flames at the annual Tough Guy event. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    Emerging from a very muddy water obstacle. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    The Tough Guy event claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival ordeal with up to one-third of the starters failing to finish in a typical year. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    A competitor crosses one of the obstacles on the gruelling Tough Guy course. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    A competitor pushes a rugby ball as he crawls under barbed wire. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    One of the competitors at yesterday's Tough Guy event. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    Competitors kick-off the event with a stint of cross-bearing at the start of the event in Perton, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    Competitors run through smoke. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)
  • Tough Guy

    The event's organiser Billy Wilson who uses the pseudonym "Mr Mouse" stands at the start of the annual Tough Guy event yesterday. (AP Photo/Jon Super/PA Images)

Read next:

COMMENTS (10)