World’s Toughest Mudder held in Atmore

Kris Rugloski, center, made history by becoming the first female overall champion. At left is competitor Austin Azar who finished 8th in the mens Contender competition.

News Staff Report

Competitors from across the U.S. and around the world were in Atmore last weekend (Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13) for the World’s Toughest Mudder event.
The “extreme endurance experience,” during which participants complete a 5-mile, obstacle-filled loop as many times as possible in a 24-hour period, was held off Ewing Farm Road. The event started at noon on Saturday and ended at noon Sunday.
According to the event website, World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) was first held in 2011 and is widely regarded as the premier international set-time obstacle course race.
Individuals and teams compete on course that includes 12 Tough Mudder Obstacles and try to accumulate the greatest distance in 24-hours.
Cash prizes are awarded to the finishers in male and female categories.
Kris Rugloski, 24, of Lake Jackson, Texas, who competed in the Contender class, completed 20 laps (100 miles) during the Atmore competition and made history by becoming the event’s first female overall winner. D.J. Fox (hometown unknown) was the male winner in the Contender class.
In the Open class, Aubree Ladnier of Shelby County, Ala., was the female winner, while Scott Steinhilber of Chandler, Ariz. was the top male finisher.
For more information on the endurance sport, visit

Photos by Ditto Gorme