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Submerged in mud, running over fire, crawling through electrified wires - it's not most people's idea of fun.
But 1,500 people from 27 countries, many of them in fancy dress, did just that in the 'Tough Guy' competition this weekend in central England.
Year - Event - Obstacles - Limits - Endurance
This year the event had around 300 obstacles designed to test the limits of endurance, from the 'Colditz Walls' and 'Tyre Torture' to 'Vietcong Tunnels'.
'I'm so happy that it's over,' said Francesca Chiorando, 33, after completing the estimated eight-mile course on a bitterly cold January day.
'It - Cold - Hellish - Chiorando
'It's cold, hellish, terrifying. To be honest I quite want to cry now,' said Chiorando.
She knew what it was like, because she had done it once before. So why come back?
'For the challenge, to see whether I can do it,' she said.
'This morning I wanted to find a way out of doing it.
'And then you get...
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