- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The popular endurance race known as Tough Mudder has added another painful obstacle to its repertoire: tear gas.

The downtown Brooklyn company, which designs the 10- to 12-mile course, will be using a safe form of tear gas to its 2015 obstacle courses.

Austin Murray, a man who tested out the new portion of the course, named “Cry Baby,” told Sports Illustrated in December that the gas feels like “having Sriracha poured into every one of our tiny cuts and abrasions.”

DNA Info New York reported Wednesday that there will be 50 Tough Mudder events held throughout the world in 2015, but that it is not yet known which locations will subject racers to “Cry Baby.”

Tough Mudder is expected to announce next week other new additions to its race.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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