The Hardest Obstacles in Obstacle Racing Anything
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The Hardest Obstacles in Obstacle Racing

List Criteria: Only obstacles found in legitimate races

Obstacle Racing has become a pretty big thing in the last few years... and if you haven't tried one, you should. They are ridiculous fun. There are a variety of different types ranging from simple, fun 5ks that families can run all the way up to the World's Toughest Mudder -- which can be as long as 90 miles of grueling torture. What obstacle do you dread the most? That you see coming and grit your teeth? Vote, and Add any I missed!
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    Everest

    This is really difficult to do without help.
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    Electroshock Therapy

    Only in Tough Mudders, the odds of getting a serious electrical shock are high.
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    Transversal Wall

    Hang on to the cut pieces of 2x4 nailed to the wall and don't fall till you get to the other ... more
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    Mud Mile

    What it says. Exhausting.
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    Tyrolean Traverse

    A rope over a body of water. Get across it any way you can.
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    Rope Climb

    Up a knotted rope, ring the bell
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    Spear Throw

    If you don't know how to throw a spear (because who does?), you're taking that penalty.
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    Arctic Enema

    Immerse yourself in ice water. With actual ice in it.
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    Barbed Wire Crawl

    Can be long or short, but always involves a lot of rolling and commando crawling in mud.
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    Berlin Wall

    So high, you'll probably need help.
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    Cliffhanger

    Super steep muddy hill
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    Hanging Tough

    Swing from rings across a muddy water pit
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    Electric Eel

    Belly crawl through electrified strings
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    Slippery Wall

    Climb a greased slope.
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    Object Carry

    This could be a log or a bucket of sand or a concrete block on a chain.
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    Hobie Hop

    Rubber band around ankles, hop in mud until your quads scream.
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    Uneven Posts

    Jump from uneven post to wobbly post. Don't fall.
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    Monkey Bars

    Monkey Bars
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    Underwater Tunnels

    Pretty much what it says
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    Wall Climbs

    Varying in height from 5' to 8'. Sometimes there are ways to climb, and other times you have ... more
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    new! Swimming

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    Boa Constrictor

    Wiggle through tubes
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    Walk The Plank

    Jump off the end.
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    Hold Your Wood

    Carry a giant log over your head, uphill
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    Log Jammin

    Up and over a big pile of logs
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    Sandbag Haul

    Carry a sandbag up a hill.
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    Suicide Slide

    Slide down at high speeds and hit the muddy pit below.
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    Trench Warfare

    Hope you're not claustrophobic
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    Over-Under-Through

    Over a wall, under a wall and through a wall.
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    Greased Lightning

    No way to slow down on this one
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    Devil's Beard

    Under the heavy cargo netting
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    Kiss of Mud

    Belly crawl through deep mud
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    Herculean Hoist

    Haul a concrete block up on a pulley
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    Gladiator Pit

    Dodge the huge dudes at the end who totally want to take you down.
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    Cargo Net Climb

    Can be on a metal or wood structure, usually a good 20-25 high
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    Fire Jump

    Often found in most mudders, this is usually the last thing you do at the end.
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