At least 2,000 mudders faced their fears last July 21-22, 2018 during the globally acclaimed obstacle course Tough Mudder!
The first ever to be held in South East Asia, and with official footwear partner, Merrell, this teamwork-focused, epic obstacle-crammed, and muddy fun-filled challenge was headlined by some of the biggest stars in the country including Raymond Gutierrez, Christi McGarry, Rodjun Cruz, Marco Alcaraz, Alex Diaz, Luis Hontiveros, and more!
Heavy rains pummeled the venue the entire weekend but it did not deter mudders who came set to conquer the course.
Despite the unexpected downpour, with purpose developed Merrell gear, they were as equipped to take on the extreme elements as they could be. In fact, some participants exclaimed; the muddier the better!
With the help of their fellow Mudders, they overcame best-in-class obstacles and adrenaline-pumping challenges packed into the fearless 5KM and the Half course.
Model and Actor Brent Javier at the finish line. “It was very exciting, so much adrenaline before starting and then being able to conquer everything in your path is also an accomplishment. The grip [of the Merrell pair] is good. I saw other people, their shoes are falling off when they got stuck in the mud. And these ones that I have perfectly lock in my foot. It’s the perfect shoe for Tough Mudder.”
Actor Rodjun Cruz laser focused on climbing to the top in his Agility Peak Flex 2. “Tough Mudder was a great experience. Sobrang nag-enjoy kami kasi nandun yung teamwork and we conquered all the obstacles together. Kung hindi ako gumamit ng Merrell, hindi ko magagawa to dahil very slippery talaga.”
Beauty Queen Christi McGarry celebrating her finish with her Merrell All Out Crush. “As a Tough Mudder Philippines Ambassador, I’ve been training for this for a couple of months now. I really saw this spirit of camaraderie and teamwork. Without the Merrell shoes, I promise you couldn’t grip or climb Everest without these things or even track to the mud. I saw some people lose shoes in the mud but I had mine on.”
Actor Alex Diaz getting down and dirty at the Kiss of Mud course. “I just did Tough Mudder in my new Merrell shoes. The new All Out Crush 2. There’s a lot of tractions even on the obstacles that were slippery. And it was overall just a really good experience and the shoes definitely help make the race a lot more fun.”
Trainer Arnold Aninion is a happily certified #MerrellMudder. “I had the Merrell’s on and I was like, oh sweet. It was good over the walls and just clawling to the ground so I’m really grateful. The shoes were fantastic, the course is good, I think I wanna do the longer one. ”
Aside from designing top performing shoes for hiking and the great outdoors, Merrell has also specially developed products to get you through the most challenging of muddy obstacle races. The Merrell All Out Crush 2 is the shoe to wear to train for and triumph over any Tough Mudder leg.
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