Obstacle races are badly named. The Tough Mudder, Goruck Nasty, and Spartan Race force participants to handle a series of hazards on their way to the finish line. There are only a handful of physical challenges on Earth that force competitors to confront a single, nearly insurmountable obstacle and overcome it. These events separate the boys from the men from the superheroes and they are as fun as they are difficult
These six tests of athletes heroism are arduous, complicated, and technical. They also each test a different superhero trait. No one will ever master all of them, but if you focus on the one you're best suited to attempt, you'll have the opportunity to prove your mettle once and for all. You'll never be superman, but that doesn't mean you can't have one super power. Choose yours and prepare for a true test.
Wingsuit flying is a dangerous sport that becomes even more hazardous when the adrenaline junkies who love it decide to compete with each other. Every October, these Rocky the Squirrel impressionists flock to China's Hunan Province for the World Wingsuit Grand Prix. Flyers launch themselves from the top of Tianmen Mountain, descend 5,000 feet, make a loop-d-loop, glide three-fourths of a mile, and parachute to the finish line, where glory (and medics) wait.
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