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After thirty years No more "Mr tough guy" race

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:21

More than 5,000 compete in England's ''Tough Guy'' endurance race as organisers announce it is bowing out after 30 years of competitions. Jayson Mansaray reports.

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It's an 8-mile cross-country run with added difficulty. There's climbing elements. Underwater sections. And lots and lots of mud. In the English midlands, the 'Tough Guy' race ran it last ever competition on Sunday 29 January. For its final outing 5,500 participants from over forty countries turned up for the challenge. All signing a "death warrant" waiver. SOUNDBITE: French competitors, Nicolas Pascaug (Right) Cocco Sebastian (Left), saying (English) : Pascaug: "(i) Always think about running this course for four years and my friend accepted to come with me and run this crazy course." Sebastian: "For his birthday!" After winning what he said was a rather wet race in 1 hour 40 minutes and 47 seconds - John Albon was crowned Tough Guy 2017. SOUNDBITE: Tough guy race winner, John Albon, saying (English): "Yeah, a lot of running to begin with, a lot of water at the end, lots of obstacles, lots of swimming, lots of jumping and everything, yeah it was good." For now, 2017 marks the end of a very unique competition for the "Tough Guy", and for the tough girls too.

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After thirty years No more "Mr tough guy" race

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:21