OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Thousands of people are expected to compete in Oshkosh this weekend in the Tough Mudders competition, an 11.8-mile run through mud and 18 military-style obstacles. The competition is being held on the grounds of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports (http://oshko.sh/17bAc7e ) it is designed to test strength, stamina and mental grit. Participants will wade through mud and try to avoid an electric shock as they near the finish line. Nick Bodkins is a general manager for Tough Mudder events. He says they draw everyone from serious athletes to people who just want to have fun. The two-day event runs Saturday and Sunday.
Information from: Oshkosh Northwestern, http://www.thenorthwestern.com
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