- Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - More than 5,000 competitors braved an 11-mile obstacle course of mud, fire, electric shock and gas during a Tough Mudder race in the Pahandle.

The Pensacola News Journal (https://on.pnj.com/1Nx2Jd2 ) reports that the goal of the event was just to make it to the finish line. Many participants competed in teams and helped each other through the most-difficult obstacles.

It was the first Tough Mudder of the season. Tough Mudder events are held worldwide. Saturday’s event drew participants from many states including runner Frank Wheatley from New York. Wheatley said the gas portion of the event was difficult and that the electric zaps gave him muscle spasms.

Medical crews were on hand throughout the course to help anyone having serious problems.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, https://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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