As you round the corner around mile ten at Tough Mudder this year, you’ll see what appears to be another Funky Monkey in the distance. Get a little closer, and you’re reaction might be something like this: WHAT THE #$@& IS THAT?
Well, that’d be Dead Ringer, and here’s what you need to know about it.
It’s 2015’s Legionnaire-only obstacle.
This your first Tough Mudder? Awesome, you’re gonna be bragging about it for decades, but unfortunately, you’re going to have to wait until Mudder #2 to gain our truss. No, there are no exceptions, and yes, that was a pun, not a misspelling.
You’re gonna have to use your tool.
Get your mind out of the mud. This year, we’ve added a few obstacles that throw hand-eye coordination to the mix. Dead Ringer is one of these, and you’ll have to use two rings, one in each hand, to transverse this new obstacle.
Keeping momentum and your grip is key.
Bust out your stress balls because you’re going to need to build up one hell of a grip to sway across all these pegs. Additionally, don’t stop moving and swinging because once you do, down you go.
Doing pull ups while reading this? Good. You’re already ahead of the game. Now get the full skinny on Dead Ringer at the official Dead Ringer obstacle page.