Mildred Wilson, an 81-year-old woman, has completed her second Tough Mudder in Missouri.
Wilson was originally inspired by her son Danny Wilson, who completed the competition before. “I had watched him do the World’s Toughest Mudder in Vegas,” Wilson told KFVS 12 News after her first Tough Mudder. “He asked me last fall if I would like to do one. I said yes, but, if I do it, I want to be able to really do it. Not just be out there.”
According to the Tough Mudder website, the obstacle course has a series of mud runs designed for “pushing your physical and mental limits without the pressure of competition.” It requires participants to army crawl through pits of muddy water, before tackling a mile run filled with obstacles.
Wilson first attempted the course in 2019. After getting her doctor’s approval, and training for months at the YMCA, Wilson finished Tough Mudder with her son at her side.
That first year, she had family and friends present to watch, including her biggest cheerleader: her husband, Farrell. But after Farrell passed away in 2020, Mildred decided she’d complete the course again, this time to honor her late husband.
In light of Wilson’s second accomplishment, Tough Mudder posted an update to Instagram of the 81-year-old “crushing her second Tough Mudder.”
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