World's Toughest Mudder headed to Lake Las Vegas for one last dance in the desert. In the process, crowning two new champions and the introduction of a team relay champion. Ryan Atkins clocked 110 miles to take the overall win and Rea Kolbl racked up 90 miles. A new women's record in Las Vegas and tying the record set by Amelia Boone 2012 record set in New Jersey. This year Tough Mudder introduced the International Team Relay division crowning Team US -7 aka 3 Guys and a Spartan clocking in 120 in the process.
MEN’S WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER RESULTS
|No. 1||Ryan Atkins||30||Caledon, Ontario||22||110|
|No. 2||Robert Killian||35||Long Mont, Colo.||21||105|
|No. 3||Trevor Cichosz||30||Woodland, Wash.||19||95|
|No. 4||Christopher Maltbie||30||Asbury Park, N.J.||18||90|
|No. 5||Michael Schjutt||26||N/A||17||85|
WOMEN’S WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER RESULTS
|No.1||Rea Kolbl||26||Stanford, Calif.||18||90|
|No.2||Allison Tai||35||Vancouver, British Columbia||17||85|
|No. 3||Michelle Ford||33||Vancouver, British Columbia||16||80|
|No. 4||Deanna Blegg||48||Australia||16||80|
|No. 5||Ulrikke Evensen||22||Denmark||16||80|
INTERNATIONAL TEAM WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER RESULTS
|No. 1||United States|
(3 Guys and a Spartan)
(Team 7; Brian Gowiski, Glenn Racz, Chad Trammel and Ryan Woods)
|No. 2||United States|
(North America Goat Tough)
(Team 8; Austin Azar, Mark Jones, Miguel Medina and Kristopher Mendoza)
|No. 3||Germany |
(Team 1; Yannick Bolesch, Fabian Breitsamer, Lucas Kempe and Lukas Storath)
(Team 2; Marc Andre Bedard, Benjamin Boucher, Sylvian Dion and Damien Langlois)
|No. 5||Team Denmark |
(Team 5; Jonathan Bay, Peter Jaede Lund, Klaus Oestergard and Casper Stormark)
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 12, 2017) – Ryan Atkins, Rea Kolbl and United States Team Seven (Brian Gowiski, Glenn Racz, Chad Trammel and Ryan Woods) won World’s Toughest Mudder in the Men’s, Women’s and International Team Relay categories at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 12. Ryan Atkins won the grand prize of $50,000 for being the first male to complete 110 miles and set a new all-time mileage record for the male category.
This also marks the second year that multiple competitors surpassed the 100 mile mark over the 24-hour event, including the Men’s top two finishers. Kolbl was the first female competitor to win both the sprint lap and the overall event in her category.
For the fourth year, thousands flocked to the banks of Lake Las Vegas to compete and watch what is deemed “probably the toughest event on the planet.” An unprecedented 1,600+ participants from 21 countries competed for more than $150,000 in prize money, marking the most challenging and competitive in Tough Mudder history.
“It’s incredible to see that in seven short years, World’s Toughest Mudder has attracted athletes from around the world to compete. Competitors have gone from running 56 miles to take the crown in 2011 to more than 100 miles in two out of the three categories this year,” Will Dean, CEO & Co-founder, Tough Mudder, Inc. “We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings, and we hope that all three category winners will eclipse the 100 mile mark.”
The prizes for the Men’s, Women’s and International Team Relay categories for the first through fifth-placed finishers is $10,000, $4,000, $2,000, $1,000 and $500 respectively. The first male to reach 110 miles and female to reach 110 were eligible for $50,000 in bonus prizes respectively. More than six international teams competed this year including Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, among others.
The five-mile circuit course with 21+ obstacles made for an intense race throughout the 24-hour event. Competitors conquered Tough Mudder’s best-in-class obstacles, including Kong (swing from one floating ring to another at 25 feet high) and Funky Monkey – The Revolution (transition from monkey bars to revolving wheels over water), as well as World’s Toughest Mudder only obstacles such as The Cliff (35 foot jump into Lake Las Vegas at night) and Statue of Liberty (carry a torch through chest-deep water).
Competitors also faced the unpredictable desert weather conditions, an 865’ elevation gain per lap, 2.58 miles of penalty loops, mud pits and the cold waters of Lake Las Vegas as day turned to night.
Viewers can tune into CBS for full coverage of the event, WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER, on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 12:00 PM, ET. For more information on World’s Toughest Mudder, visit ToughMudder.com.