World’s Toughest Mudder: Two days of mud, sweat, and pain to begin Saturday

World's Toughest Mudder
Thousand of competitors will be in Las Vegas on Saturday for the World’s Toughest Mudder, which celebrates the worldwide obstacle course community and “Mudder Nation.”

The extreme obstacle course challenge¬†is designed to determine the sport’s toughest male, female and team based on the distances competitors cover within a 24-hour window. The race offers¬†C$213,000 in prize money to the race’s top athletes in each category.

The course consists of an 8K loop where competitors traverse desert sand dunes, cliff-jump into Lake Las Vegas, and conquer obstacles.

Ryan Atkins, a native of Oshawa, Ont., won the men’s race in 2014 covering 152km in the 24-hour time frame. Vancouver-native Allison Tai finished second in the women’s overall race last year completing 120km.

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Below are highlights from the World’s Toughest Mudder in 2014.