Tough Mudder #ObstacleWeek – No. 2: King of the Swingers

Fan favorite #2 for Tough Mudder’s #ObstacleWeek, King of the Swingers, is a realtively new Tough Mudder obstacle introduced at World’s Toughest Mudder 2014 that instantly earned its place in Mudder hearts. King of the Swingers continued to receive rave reviews through the 2015 Tough Mudder season, so it’s no surprise it landed at #2 on the #obstacleweek list.

King of the Swingers is a hybrid skill/fear obstacle that pairs the fear of heights (ala Walk the Plank) with the skill of the flying trapeze, all with the end goal of ringing the sought after bell.  Tough Mudder continues to refine this obstacle, adjusting the height and distance of said bell at different events to keep Mudders in the air, so to speak.  King of the Swingers is a spectator favorite and guaranteed to produce copious numbers of expletives and rowdy celebration.  World’s Toughest Mudder 2015 had King of  the Swingers rewarding successful racers with golden carabiners that could be exchanged for an advantage elsewhere on the course.  The bell tolls for Mudders!

For tips on training for and flying on King of the Swingers, check out the Tough Mudder website. Which obstacle will be voted #1?

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Phoebe Brimer

Phoebe Brimer, aka The Phoebinator, is a Las Vegas based, self-described nerd. Nature is her church, and as a new Grandmother - her grandson is the best thing since The Cliff. Her life mantra is "Do Ordinary Things Extraordinarily".
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