25 Apr '14, 12am

NEWSWIRE: Wrongful death complaint filed against Tough Mudder:

Since Tough Mudder debuted in 2010, the company has held more than 100 of its events, and Sengupta’s death was the first among its 1.3 million participants to date. Each race is 10-12 miles and includes unique obstacles, including running through a field of live wires and jumping over fire. One of the most prominent challenges is Walk the Plank, where participants jump from a wooden platform approximately 15-feet high into an icy, man-made pit of muddy water roughly 13 feet deep. In the court complaint, the plaintiff asserts that the Tough Mudder -- reacting to previous participant complaints on social media about long waits at Walk the Plank -- took steps to increase the flow of racers through the obstacle. To do so, the claim maintains that Tough Mudder neglected to put lane dividers on the platform to prevent participants from striking neighbors after jumping, did not h...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/wrongful-dea...

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