the secret lives of prothros.

February 13, 2010

Are you a WARRIOR?

Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 8:14 pm

I came across some awesome pictures last week of the Tough Guy Competition on the beloved Big Picture blog.



The race takes place in England and is lauded as being the toughest race in the world. The competitors race through rough terrain while engaging in obstacles ranging from  slithering through mud under a ceiling of barbed wire, jumping over pits of fire and swimming.

In January.

Through frozen lakes.


In fact, during the duration of the Tough Guy Competition no one has completed the race according to its designer’s strict rules. And two men even died trying.

So naturally, I send this post off to the LSM (my favorite group of manly men) and tell them I want this to become an LSM event.

Aren’t I thoughtful?

And do you know how awesome and manly they are?

They all rally together and decided to do it.

Now, since flying to England for the race isn’t exactly in the average LSM budget, they’re rocking a race much closer to home, The Warrior Dash in Forney, Texas.

And I. can. not. wait.

The Warrior Dash still has many of the fun elements from the Tough Guy Competition including fire, mud and barbed wire, just replace the freezing lakes with Texas sun and lower the casualty count to zero. I feel much better about any race where Evan isn’t required to sign a “death warrant” pre-competition.

Again, the LSM has proven why it is the greatest group of men ever assembled.

Also, they get viking hats.

They also got Vikiing names via this awesomeness.

So I present the finest group of men competing in the Warrior Dash this year.

  • Josh “Bearsmasher” Meeh
  • Travis “Þorbjörn Stronglegs” Bearden
  • Daniel “Dufniall Strongthews” Weizel
  • Kyle “Kolli Bonecrusher” Wood
  • Don “Dufniall Strongjaw” Shannon
  • Evan “Wulfcrusher” Prothro
  • Matt “Möttull Steadylegs” Sloan
  • Chris “Kóri Deercatcher” Hill
  • Michael “Nikulás Blackheart” Fermier
  • Geoff “Gufi Moosepounder” McDonald
  • Ben “Bekan Warhawk” Williams
  • Brad “Barði Bearsbane” Wilcox

May 2nd will be a glorious day!


  1. I’m looking forward to the Dash in Forney. Not to compete, to photograph.

    Comment by Jim K — February 14, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  2. Don’t forget Brad “Barði Bearsbane” Wilcox

    Comment by Brad — February 15, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    • YES!!! I was hoping you were joining. I’ll add you immediately.

      Comment by prothro — February 15, 2010 @ 10:03 am

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