An annual competition with a testing of endurance was held in the small English town of Telford, Shropshire. Besides a good athletic training, the participants need a remarkable stamina and courage.
The race distance is eight miles over rough terrain. In addition to ice, cold January air and several sections with fire the runners had to overcome the obstacle with barbed wire, the length of which is about seventy meters, the mud pit and underground tunnels. The organizers of Tough Guy Challenge every year are coming up with new kinds of obstacles. Each competitor, before going on the track, signs an agreement that he will not have any claims in case of injury. In 26 years of this race there were two fatal cases. In Tough Guy Challenge 2013 participated about 5000 brave men.