Ryan Atkins, Rea Kolbl and United States Team Seven Crowned World’s Toughest Mudder Champions at Lake Las Vegas

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Nov. 12, 2017, 06:24 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ryan Atkins, Rea Kolbl and United States Team Seven (Brian Gowiski, Glenn Racz, Chad Trammeland Ryan Woods) won World’s Toughest Mudder in the Men’s, Women’s and International Team Relay categories at Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 12. Ryan Atkins won the grand prize of $50,000 for being the first male to complete 110 miles and set a new all-time mileage record for the male category.

This also marks the second year that multiple competitors surpassed the 100 mile mark over the 24-hour event, including the Men’s top two finishers. Kolbl was the first female competitor to win both the sprint lap and the overall event in her category.

For the fourth year, thousands flocked to the banks of Lake Las Vegas to compete and watch what is deemed “probably the toughest event on the planet.” An unprecedented 1,600+ participants from 21 countries competed for more than $150,000 in prize money, marking the most challenging and competitive in Tough Mudder history.

“It’s incredible to see that in seven short years, World’s Toughest Mudder has attracted athletes from around the world to compete. Competitors have gone from running 56 miles to take the crown in 2011 to more than 100 miles in two out of the three categories this year,” Will Dean, CEO & Co-founder, Tough Mudder, Inc.  “We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings, and we hope that all three category winners will eclipse the 100 mile mark.”

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