Tough Mudder X Championship, presented by Kill Cliff, is a one-mile obstacle course that is designed to determine the best athlete in the world. Some of the world's most elite athletes will be showing off their strength, speed, and agility in the Toughest Mile on the Planet with the hopes of taking home the $25,000 to the top male and female athlete.
This season, on June 8th, we’re headed to Virginia. Airing exclusively on CBS Sports in Summer 2018, this electrifying race is the culmination of the Tough Mudder X Open season, and The Coolest F*cking Thing You’ve Ever Seen. Tough Mudder X Open is the proving ground - Tough Mudder X World Championship separates the good from the truly elite in every athletic discipline imaginable - OCR, CrossFit, American Ninja Warrior, and many more - and crowns ultimate winners in the men’s and women’s categories, along with a cool $25,000 to both.
Male Throw Down: OCR vs. CrossFit
Leading the men’s roster of athletes is reigning 2017 Tough Mudder X Champion and three-time Broken Skull Challenge Champion, HUNTER MCINTYRE who will be competing against JOSH BRIDGES, a five-time CrossFit Games veteran, U.S. Navy SEAL and KILL CLIFF Athlete. Fellow Team KILL CLIFF member RYAN ATKINS, one of the world’s elite endurance racers and arguably the top OCR male racer in the world, will look to push Hunter. Winner of the 2017 CrossFit Games Obstacle Course event and two-time CrossFit Games podium finisher PATRICK VELLNER will be there to challenge Hunter as well.
JACOB HEPPNER, three-time CrossFit Games athlete and third place finisher at both Tough Mudder X Opens in 2018 is sure to be a contender for the top spot. Rounding out the men’s side is a mix of top talent from across the spectrum: MACK ROESCH, SPENCER and SAXON PANCHIK, SAM DANCER, ISAIAH VIDAL, DAKOTA RAGER, TOMMY HACKENBRUCK, JORDAN TROYAN, and many more.
The Female Showdown: CrossFit Elites vs. Reigning Champ
On the women’s side, an elite female CrossFit showdown will certainly be one of the key storylines to follow, in addition how they take to Tough Mudder’s world famous obstacles and who can knock reigning Tough Mudder X champion and Team KILL CLIFF member, CORINNA COFFIN, off the podium. Coffin will face stiff competition from BROOKE ENCE, first place CrossFit finisher and fellow KILL CLIFF Athlete. World Premiere Soccer Player of the Year, KILL CLIFF Athlete and CrossFit standout, JENN DANCER, will be back in 2018 to avenge her third place Tough Mudder X 2017 finish. MARGAUX ALVAREZ, a five-time CrossFit Games athlete will return for her second attempt at a podium at Tough Mudder X. Four-time CrossFit Games athlete EMILY ABBOTT will make her Tough Mudder X debut this year, as well as 2018 CrossFit Open third place finisher CAROLYNE PREVOST.
Other notable athletes from the female side of the competition include SARAH HARRISON, CASSIDY WATTON, NICHOLE ROOT, HALEY ADAMS, CANDICE WAGNER, MICHELLE KINNEY, and TALAYNA FORTUNATO. In a race where there is zero room for failure, it will be thrilling to watch these top athletes go head-to-head and see who comes out on top.You can claim FREE tickets to come spectate the most badass sporting event of the year. If you can't attend, you can catch the TMX Championship on CBS on one of the following dates:
- Saturday, July 14, 1 - 2 PM EST
- Saturday, July 21, 1 - 2 PM EST
- Saturday, July 28, 1 - 2 PM EST
Make sure you are in front of a TV or set your DVR so you don't miss the race of the year!