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(Daily Mail)   Can something called the "world's hardest endurance test" really be taken seriously if dozens of people compete in it dressed as candy?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 52
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2010-02-01 08:20:17 AM
Suckers
 
2010-02-01 09:11:47 AM
Who is this Candy person, and why are people dressing like her?
 
2010-02-01 09:25:23 AM
the race that defies our 'elf and safety culture

netanya.files.wordpress.com

Doesn't look that safe to me.
 
2010-02-01 09:35:22 AM
Over in 3.
/chortle
 
2010-02-01 09:42:06 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Adam Sandler a tough man? Well I guess so. He DID take on Bob Barker.....
 
2010-02-01 11:02:32 AM
That shiat's totally hot.
 
2010-02-01 11:07:38 AM
Sweet!
 
2010-02-01 11:08:50 AM
that knee... jesus fark that knee...
 
2010-02-01 11:08:50 AM
If you're not a fan of knee injuries, I suggest you skip the video at the end of the article.
 
2010-02-01 11:09:01 AM
In America, this is called boot camp. This is why we had to save their asses in WWI and WWII.
 
2010-02-01 11:10:01 AM
I may do something similar here in the IL in June, but it's only a 6k and I don't believe anything is on fire.
 
2010-02-01 11:10:03 AM
Eye candy?
 
2010-02-01 11:10:26 AM
WTF Indeed: In America, this is called boot camp. This is why we had to save their asses in WWI and WWII.

0.5/10. Could have had a 1 if you'd misspelled something.
 
2010-02-01 11:12:04 AM
Yes. Endurance athletes are crazy, crazy people. Just look at the number of runners who complete marathons dressed in ridiculous outfits.
 
2010-02-01 11:12:43 AM
The Envoy: WTF Indeed: In America, this is called boot camp. This is why we had to save their asses in WWI and WWII.

0.5/10. Could have had a 1 if you'd misspelled something.


I couldn't find the correct Simpsons picture to go with the reference, but it's OK you saved our asses in WWIII
 
2010-02-01 11:13:36 AM
If God would have wanted me up there he would have miracled my ass up there by now, wouldn't he?
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/if it short-dicks every cannibal on the congo
 
2010-02-01 11:15:40 AM
WTF Indeed: In America, this is called boot camp. This is why we had to save their asses in WWI and WWII.

We only let your guys look after our donkeys because you cant be trusted with guns
 
2010-02-01 11:16:04 AM
hey, candy, i've got yer world's hardest, right 'ere! ay!
 
Rib
2010-02-01 11:16:58 AM
WTF Indeed: In America, this is called boot camp. This is why we had to save their asses in WWI and WWII.

I can confidantly say you had no part in either war. Keep trying to claim the glory of people braver than you though. :)
 
2010-02-01 11:18:43 AM
Thought it would be about EcoChallenge...
 
2010-02-01 11:19:40 AM
NittLion78: I may do something similar here in the IL in June, but it's only a 6k and I don't believe anything is on fire.

The Warrior Dash in Joliet? I was thinking about doing it....
 
2010-02-01 11:22:37 AM
Overuse of "world's hardest", "ultimate", etc. ticks me off. Obviously there can only be one of those. But it's just PR. I'd love to do a race like this - very challenging but achievable and fun.
 
2010-02-01 11:24:52 AM
Flaming hell: Two competitors clears a fire obstacle during the Tough Guy Challenge this afternoon


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not quite clear...
 
2010-02-01 11:25:53 AM
"Sounds a bit like the old assault course that used to be at the training grounds in Pirbright guards depot in the 60s.
But then they made you go round it more than once and you had all your fighting kit on plus a weapon, and at the end of the assault course you then went onto the bayonet assault course, by which time you were really chinstrapped. Good old days lots of fun wouldnt have missed it for the world..
- GREG, COALVILLE , LEICESTERSHIRE, 01/2/2010 15:14"

Chinstrapped? Jesus, people really talk like that?
 
2010-02-01 11:28:26 AM
Doo Doo Brown: If you're not a fan of knee injuries, I suggest you skip the video at the end of the article.

The weird part is...that didn't seem to happen during the race but mugging for the camera.....
 
2010-02-01 11:29:10 AM
boozehat: "Sounds a bit like the old assault course that used to be at the training grounds in Pirbright guards depot in the 60s.
But then they made you go round it more than once and you had all your fighting kit on plus a weapon, and at the end of the assault course you then went onto the bayonet assault course, by which time you were really chinstrapped. Good old days lots of fun wouldnt have missed it for the world..
- GREG, COALVILLE , LEICESTERSHIRE, 01/2/2010 15:14"

Chinstrapped? Jesus, people really talk like that?


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What's that? I can't hear you over how awesome my head looks.
 
2010-02-01 11:30:42 AM
They have a zip line that you have to let go of while you're over water? That sounds a lot like summer camp to me. Pansies.
 
2010-02-01 11:32:58 AM
Ponzholio: Thought it would be about EcoChallenge...

Eco-Challenge was awesome until Mark Burnett ruined it. Now they're doing the same thing to the Olympics. I don't care about human interest stories. I watch competitions to see people compete. How hard is that to comprehend NBC?
 
2010-02-01 11:35:24 AM
Can something called the "world's hardest endurance test" really be taken seriously if dozens of <strike>people</strike> women compete in it <strike>dressed as candy</strike>?

FTFY, subby

<small>/don't hurt me, ladies</small>
 
2010-02-01 11:36:01 AM
<strike>Crap. </strike>
 
2010-02-01 11:41:29 AM
To do list:

1) Krispy Kreme Challenge (this weekend!)

2) Death Valley ultra-marathon (years from now)

3) Tough Guy contest (I'll get around to it)
 
2010-02-01 11:42:05 AM
Impressive HTML fail there.

Besides the barbed wire icey mud puddle bit it just seems really dirty. But of course, I haven't seen all 8 miles of it. I'd go just for that guy's moustache.
 
2010-02-01 11:43:14 AM
toetag: Doo Doo Brown: If you're not a fan of knee injuries, I suggest you skip the video at the end of the article.

The weird part is...that didn't seem to happen during the race but mugging for the camera.....


Came here to say this. The person's shoes weren't even muddy. They did a lunge to pose for a picture and farked up their own knee. Way to go, tough guy!
 
2010-02-01 11:47:16 AM
I've never actually seen a patella pop out so far to the side before. That was quite fascinating from a hopefuly pre-med's point of view. I like how he just grabbed onto it to make sure it didn't slide further away from its home.
 
2010-02-01 11:56:46 AM
Fleet: 2) Death Valley ultra-marathon (years from now)

I know someone who lost both eyes in Vietnam and he did this. He jumped out of a plane and parachuted to the start line, too. To me, that's a bit tougher than this little obstacle course they have over in the UK.
 
2010-02-01 11:59:45 AM
WinoRhino: Fleet: 2) Death Valley ultra-marathon (years from now)

I know someone who lost both eyes in Vietnam and he did this. He jumped out of a plane and parachuted to the start line, too. To me, that's a bit tougher than this little obstacle course they have over in the UK.


Speaking personally, it would probably be easier for me to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft if I was blind.

/just about impossible otherwise
 
2010-02-01 12:02:58 PM
That looks fun... just don't think I'd make it. Would prolly drown in one of the water dealies.
 
2010-02-01 12:03:46 PM
WinoRhino: He jumped out of a plane and parachuted to the start line, too.

Tandem?
 
2010-02-01 12:03:51 PM
MBooda: WinoRhino: Fleet: 2) Death Valley ultra-marathon (years from now)

I know someone who lost both eyes in Vietnam and he did this. He jumped out of a plane and parachuted to the start line, too. To me, that's a bit tougher than this little obstacle course they have over in the UK.

Speaking personally, it would probably be easier for me to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft if I was blind.

/just about impossible otherwise


Really scares the dog though...
 
2010-02-01 12:04:45 PM
i.r.id10t: Really scares the dog though...

ah, that answers my question
 
2010-02-01 12:27:10 PM
joness0154: NittLion78: I may do something similar here in the IL in June, but it's only a 6k and I don't believe anything is on fire.

The Warrior Dash in Joliet? I was thinking about doing it....


The very same. I'll probably need to start training, like, now since I (and my body) hate running so much.
 
2010-02-01 12:49:35 PM
That looks like basic training to me.

/Real endurance test would be the Ironman triathlons
//If only I could figure out how to swim I would start training for one
 
2010-02-01 01:09:47 PM
NittLion78: joness0154: NittLion78: I may do something similar here in the IL in June, but it's only a 6k and I don't believe anything is on fire.

The Warrior Dash in Joliet? I was thinking about doing it....

The very same. I'll probably need to start training, like, now since I (and my body) hate running so much.


I've never ran over a mile in my life and placed in the top 25% last year. It was my first event of this type ever.

I can't stand running so I didn't bother much with that. I'd do wind sprints at the track once a week but otherwise, it was all HIIT gym workouts. I'd do something exhausting followed by a full-body power movement. Like box jumps followed by pull-ups. Push-ups followed by squats. Jumping rope and then clean-and-press.

The idea was to get my body accustomed to being powerful even while exhausted. Those first 2 miles are straight jogging to wear and tire you down. After that it's the jogging + obstacles (which is a lot more fun) so you need to be strong even while winded. I was working out/biking at least 6 days a week over the summer so I was already in condition to do well.

Anywho, it's a good time and it goes by pretty fast. I was done in 34:55.
 
2010-02-01 01:28:46 PM
Rib: WTF Indeed: In America, this is called boot camp. This is why we had to save their asses in WWI and WWII.

I can confidantly say you had no part in either war. Keep trying to claim the glory of people braver than you though. :)


Agreed. I rather enjoyed working with the British troops in Baghdad.
 
2010-02-01 01:59:47 PM
I thought the Ironman Triathlon was considered the "worlds hardest endurance test".

A 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race, then a 26.2 mile marathon seems much more difficult than this. Sure it looks fun, but you don't need years of training to compete in it.
 
2010-02-01 02:02:18 PM
Doo Doo Brown: If you're not a fan of knee injuries, I suggest you skip the video at the end of the article.

Thanks for the warning. I wish I had heeded it.

/ow ow ow hurt pain ow
 
2010-02-01 03:30:35 PM
Thanks for the warning. I plan on heeding it.
 
2010-02-01 03:45:44 PM
British comment:
"Mr. Mouse is one Billy Wilson. He is reputed to have opened the first topless hairdressers in Wolverhampton. Later on he stopped with the topless bit and ran a very good hairdressing shop in W'ton. His daughter married into Duran Duran, I believe. He organised the Wolverhampton Marathon for quite few years and he opened the Tettenhall Horse and Donkey Sanctuary. He restyled my hair to universal approval and, when you are teaching, the kids can be brutal. I did not have a Duran Duran hairstyle. Despite his craziness, he was a very professional hairdresser."

American comment:
"FAKE"
 
2010-02-01 03:45:44 PM
at about 40 seconds, he starts to talk about someone who went to the hospital with... "*mumble* degree burns" I think he said 90 degree burns, or 19 degree burns, either way, I'm fairly certain he didn't say 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. Can anyone make sense of this?
 
2010-02-01 09:09:58 PM
piercedgeek: at about 40 seconds, he starts to talk about someone who went to the hospital with... "*mumble* degree burns" I think he said 90 degree burns, or 19 degree burns, either way, I'm fairly certain he didn't say 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. Can anyone make sense of this?

He said 9th degree burns, which is 9th degree talking-out-of-his-bum.
/shakes fist.
 
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