That’s one tough mudder!
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses that test the strength, stamina and mental grit of its competitors. Evidently only 78 percent of entrants successfully complete each challenge. When I shot this event just outside of Atlanta in January it was something like 12 degrees outside. That didn’t stop people from jumping through water, mud, you name it. Through my lens I observed that there are basically three types of people who participate in this extreme, ultra-challenging event: ex-military who miss pushing themselves and getting dirty; serious athletes who want to push themselves to the limit and prove that they have what it takes to finish the courses and finally, people who just want to get dressed up and try it for the hell of it, win or lose. Shooting this event was both fun and enlightening for me of what people are willing to do to test themselves physically and mentally.