10 Most Deceiving Tough Mudder Obstacles

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10 Most Deceiving Tough Mudder Obstacles

The course may look like your classic elementary school playground on steroids, but trust us—it holds surprises. Don’t underestimate these tricky tasks in America’s toughest ever adventure race.
What it tests: Balance

Why it’s harder than it seems: You’re expected to traverse this narrow wooden beam over an icy pit, racing against other competitors balancing parallel to you. You can weigh 220 pounds and be able to bench the moon, but without balance and concentration, you’ll find yourself ass-first in the water. Twinkle Toes “tends to be an equalizer [between men and women],” says Kombol of the balance-beam act.

Completion rate: Roughly 40%, says Kombol.

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