CREATED Sep. 6, 2013
OSHKOSH, WI- Nearly 20,000 people risking injury this weekend to compete in the Tough Mudder in Oshkosh. As organizers prepare the obstacle course tonight on the EAA grounds, a nearby hospital has a plan in place to care for anyone who gets hurt.
A West Virginia man drowned while competing in a Tough Mudder in April. For Wisconsin's first competition in 2011, twenty six people went to the emergency room. Lacerations and dehydration a concern for doctors. Mercy Medical Center beefing up their staff this weekend. Tough Mudder will have water stations and food throughout the course and their own health-care providers On scene.
"Inherently tough and with a tough course comes a inherent risk that you put yourself into by running," says Tough Mudder GM Nick Bodkins
Oshkosh police and fire departments will also be on scene in case anything should happen as well.