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March 14, 2007 10:18 PM   Subscribe

Death Race: "I confirm that if I should die on the Tough Guy route 2007, that it is my own bloody fault for coming. No claim can be made by me or my estate for loss or injury suffered by my failure."
posted by thisisdrew (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
just when i thought nothing could get more hardcore than the great outdoor fight.
posted by quarter waters and a bag of chips at 10:24 PM on March 14, 2007

I don't think anything that has 5000 participants and no deaths should be allowed to be called a death race. One or two participants, ok, perhaps they got lucky this year. But anything more than ten and it's hyperbole.
posted by fvw at 10:37 PM on March 14, 2007

fvw's right. Where's the death in this so-called "Death" race? I was expecting buzzing saws; poisonous snakes; giant, bone-crushing stone wheels; spike-lined pits; pools of acid; and lots and lots of other pointy, bitey, stingy, slicy things.
posted by moonbiter at 12:29 AM on March 15, 2007

I've been training for this for two years by going to M&S at lunchtime.
posted by srboisvert at 2:22 AM on March 15, 2007

How long is it anyway? The race I mean.

What I mean is, what is the length of the race course?
posted by Mister_A at 7:35 AM on March 15, 2007

Five thousand men enter, one man leaves?
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:52 AM on March 15, 2007

Reading. You should try it sometime.
posted by thisisdrew at 8:24 AM on March 15, 2007

Man, I wanted Frankenstein to win so he'd overthrow our fascist government.
posted by Muddler at 8:40 AM on March 15, 2007

Ahhh, you boys and your death races. So cute!
posted by miss lynnster at 9:51 AM on March 15, 2007

"A rough estimate indicates at least 20 percent of the entrants are women."

And, according to the race's inventor, women are tougher and thus perform better in the race.
posted by googly at 10:16 AM on March 15, 2007

I tried scanning it but that site is deadly to mine old eyes. I did not see finish times nor course length. Did you, thisisdrew?
posted by Mister_A at 12:17 PM on March 15, 2007

The ESPN writer took 3 hours 43 minutes, the winner did it in an hour and twelve minutes.
posted by vytae at 1:31 PM on March 15, 2007

I was up for it but had do a duathlon in Milton Keynes that weekend. One of my mates did it and said it was awesome fun - loads of army types do it.

Here's some photos from the Guardian website. I love, in the following the following order:

1. The guys who did it in speedo trunks
2. The obstacles set on fire
3. The fact that lots of the obstacles had German flags planted on them. Apparently in honour of the visiting German Army team but we know better don't we!
posted by dmt at 2:55 PM on March 15, 2007

Phht, you should see what SuperMario has to run through.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:03 PM on March 16, 2007

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