One tough mudder

Behold the merry mayhem when Ironman meets Burning Man

Originally Published: June 21, 2011
By Kayleen Schaefer | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the June 27, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

THE FIRST TUTU FALLS EARLY at Tough Mudder. I'm running the 10-mile obstacle event with about 5,000 other people on a chilly Saturday in late May at Snow Valley ski resort, about two hours east of LA. As I sprint past the muddy skirt, I wonder why its owner threw it away. Guys are wearing leopard-print unitards, big-hair wigs and those minuscule neon shorts from the women's section at Sports Authority. Some have even ...

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