Blacksburg natives compete in Tough Mudder obstacle course Oct. 27
Blacksburg natives Chad Cox, Mitchell Haugh, Buck Hunt, Dallas Strager and Mark Latchaw of Chester, Md., participated in the 22-obstacle, 11-mile Tough Mudder, in Society Hill, S.C., on Oct. 27.
Hunt, the “Brothers in Mudd” team leader, encouraged the men over several months prior to the event, providing rigorous workouts and training tips. Unfortunately, Hunt was injured two weeks prior to the event and was unable to compete.
The other four members of the team finished the rigorous course. They intend on competing in a future Tough Mudder so that all five members will finish as they began – as a team.
Cox is a school counselor and head cross country and track coach at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke; Haugh is parks and recreation director for Montgomery County; Hunt is a business development manager for HHHunt in Apex, N.C.; Latchaw is a sales representative for Stryker Orthopedics in Chester, Md.; and Strager is a surgical device manager for Hologic in Charlotte, N.C.
According to the Tough Mudder website, “Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $3 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.”
– Submitted by Lindsey Haugh
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