Local competitor is one Tough Mudder among celebrities

Temecula’s Glenn Racz (left, green headband) stands on the podium after placing third at the Los Angeles Tough Mudder event Sunday, March 26, Courtesy photo.
Temecula’s Glenn Racz (left, green headband) stands on the podium after placing third at the Los Angeles Tough Mudder event Sunday, March 26, Courtesy photo.

in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder Full event series, which consists of 10-12 mile obstacle courses, Tough Mudder Inc. has since grown to become a leading active lifestyle company and Glenn Racz, 37, of Temecula, recently took on their most recent challenge with great success. Along with a multitude of celebrities and approximately 450 athletes from more than 30 states and four counties, Racz braved steeped terrain, extreme temperatures and nearly 25 obstacles in a five mile-loop circuit from midnight to 8 a.m. Sunday, March 26.

Glenn Racz of Temecula (left, wearing the green headband) celebrates the success of the Los Angeles based Tough Mudder event with other winner’s, including husband and wife professional endurance athletes Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster. Courtesy photo.
Glenn Racz of Temecula (left, wearing the green headband) celebrates the success of the Los Angeles based Tough Mudder event with other winner’s, including husband and wife professional endurance athletes Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster. Courtesy photo.

completed 45 miles (9 laps around the circuit) in the 8 hour race, which was the first “Toughest Mudder” endurance event for the Temecula resident. With his win, Glenn not only pocketed $1,000, he also qualified for the Contender Category at “World’s Toughest Mudder,” a 24-hour endurance event and culmination of the Tough Mudder event season in November in Las Vegas. Racz will also be featured on CBS Sports, which will give an in-depth look at the newest event series.

Giacomo Gianniotti of the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” and History Channel’s drama series “SIX,” raised more than $30, 000 for charity and the weekend also saw husband and wife professional endurance athletes Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster win the Men’s and Women’s categories at Glen Helen Raceway.

Other notable participants featured in the fourth annual Tough Mudder Los Angeles included YouTube star and The Amazing Race 28 winner Matt Steffanina and Olympians Jade Jones (2016 Gold Medalist) Ashley McKenzie, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Anthony Fowler and Jessica Varnich.

For more information on Tough Mudder or to register for an event, visit www.toughmudder.com.

 

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