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81-year-old woman crushes Tough Mudder Race for 2nd time around



  • Mildred Wilson, an 81-year-old widow, finished her second Tough Mudder Race in March.
  • She did her first race in 2019 when her son asked her if she wanted to do one.
  • Mildred’s husband, Farrell, supported and cheered for her at the time, before passing away a year after.

No one is too old for anything.

In March, Mildred Wilson proved this when she crossed the finish line of a Tough Mudder 5k obstacle course — covered with mud all over her body, but ecstatic. And to add to this momentous accomplishment, it was the second time she did it!

In 2019, shortly after her 80th birthday, Mildred dared to complete her first race.

Her son asked her then if she wanted to do a race, where she’d army crawl through muddy water and run through miles filled with obstacles. But the octogenarian accepted the challenge, and she did it not just for the sake of it, but with determination “to be able to really do it.”

“I had watched him do the World’s Toughest Mudder in Vegas,” Mildred said of her son according to local news reports. “He asked me last fall if I would like to do one. I said yes, but, if I do it, I want to be able to really do it. Not just be out there.”

And the mom, who is now a widow, was serious with it. She asked for her doctor’s clearance and began training at the YMCA. And her hard work paid off — she went through the race like it was easier than expected!

“Except for the wall! I always wanted to try that wall. I realized it wasn’t a piece of cake. It took a whole village to get me up,” she said, referring to a sheer wall of an obstacle called “Everest,” which required ascent by rope.

Photo Credit: Tough Mudder/Instagram

Her husband, Farrell, was there at the time in full support, cheering her across the finish line. After a year, in 2020, he passed away. Mildred’s recent race was completed in his honor.

We’re sure Farrell is so proud of his strong-willed wife, who crushed the race once again: elated and all.

Source: Good News Network