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(Kitsap Sun)   Participants in a mud run who were injured at the obstacle known as "Gravity's Revenge" are angry that it was correctly named (w/pic)   ( kitsapsun.com) divider line
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2013-01-09 09:03:00 AM  
3 votes:
I want to do a dangerous thing. But I only want it to seem dangerous. In fact, if it is not totally safe I will pursue legal action. America?
2013-01-09 08:04:11 AM  
3 votes:
Did they make them sign a waiver before participating?
2013-01-09 01:23:53 PM  
2 votes:
I'm a serious runner but I don't have any interest in these events because, surprise, you could get wrecked and it's not really running. After RTFA I'm on the fence. On the one hand she signed a waiver and knew the risks but on the other, the course designers seemed to have put together an obstacle that was stupid and the medics were telling them to stop putting people down it. From the top it sounds like participants would not be able to tell how dangerous it was, so honestly I think the organizers should probably be held responsible to a certain extent here.
2013-01-09 09:37:43 AM  
2 votes:
The participants signed a "waiver." So is that supposed to absolve the event organizers from any and all responsibility? If they knew an obstacle was causing injuries due to poor design but allowed it to continue anyway they could be found culpable if the injuries exceeded the scope of the waiver.

Apparently there are a lot of fatties farkers here who can't understand why people would want to compete in these events but that doesn't mean the participants shouldn't expect reasonable safety measures to be put in place, waiver or not.
2013-01-09 09:05:52 AM  
2 votes:

Albert911emt: In the context of this lawsuit, I think the english language version of "unreasonably dangerous" is "I lost and I'm a big baby so I need to punish somebody for my inadequacies."

Why did this have to be a lawsuit by 3 women? WHY?!

Also, I've run these things, and the waivers they make you sign are pretty clear. They say "You are the one volunteering to do this stupid thing, if you get hurt it's your own dumb fault so you cant sue us. Ever." Honestly, if they felt the obstacle was unsafe they could have simply not done it. Nobody forced them to, implicitly or explicitly.
2013-01-09 08:15:53 AM  
2 votes:
Typical Americans...It's always someone elses fault I got hurt for my own stupid behavior!!!
2013-01-09 08:05:25 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, never mind they did. Too bad so sad
2013-01-09 08:05:06 AM  
2 votes:

In a couple weeks, I'm going to run a primitive biathlon course that has a hill that is aptly named "Fat Man's Misery". If I have a heart attack or slip and injure myself, should I sue?
2013-01-09 12:54:20 PM  
1 vote:

BarkingUnicorn: deanis: I don't understand these obstacle course races. Is it that much fun being covered in mud, electrically shocked, AND completely exhausted?

You had a sheltered childhood, didn't you?

Couldn't you have combined your 3 comments into one?

My childhood was just fine, did plenty of adventurous/stupid things as a kid. Do I crawl through mud, run, and climb walls for fun now? fark no. Honestly, an adrenaline rush doesn't mean all that much to me.
2013-01-09 12:22:29 PM  
1 vote:

deanis: I don't understand these obstacle course races. Is it that much fun being covered in mud, electrically shocked, AND completely exhausted?

Sounds like you had a rotten childhood.
2013-01-09 09:03:10 AM  
1 vote:
Bottom line: Non athletes show up to participate in an event designed for real athletes. Sue because the event was too difficult for them and they got hurt.

Never mind that they were warned and given easier options, like going around or use the rope.

The older I get, the more disgusted I get about the stupidity and audacity of people in this country.

I hope they get nothing but ridicule.
2013-01-09 08:23:27 AM  
1 vote:
"Gee, I never thought jumping off a 25 foot cliff into a puddle of mud at the age of 59 could injure me!!!"

This lady should be fired from the police force for being an idiot.
2013-01-09 08:16:09 AM  
1 vote:

deanis: I don't understand these obstacle course races. Is it that much fun being covered in mud, electrically shocked, AND completely exhausted?

the problem i have is the mud race near me always takes place when the water is still farking cold.  When it is august and 100 out, running through water and mud is a great way to cool off.  but in farking april when the water is like 45 degrees?  fark no.

Also, not only do you pay $100 to do the race and shower outside with hundreds of other smelly people, you are also basically throwing away an entire outfit.  Whatever you wear for one of these mud runs - from your shirt to your shoes - is getting thrown away.  So if you have a pair of shoes you are getting rid of anyway, go for it.
2013-01-09 08:13:41 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe you shouldn't be doing rugged obstacle courses if it could effect(n) your job. That is just being irresponsible.

/This is why we can't have nice things
//Tort reform (am I doing it right?)
2013-01-09 08:11:14 AM  
1 vote:
if everybody is sliding down this slope and crashing into the rocks and fracturing their feet, then maybe they have a case.  It is one thing if it is a flukey injury or a scratch, but if everybody is getting hurt and medics have to shut the obstacle down in the middle of the race, then maybe they just designed it wrong.
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