Dirty pictures: A (muddy) day at the races
These racers mixed fun and filth at the 8-mile endurance event.
Mud Day made it to Israel on Friday, giving long-distance runners there a whole new reason to get "down and dirty" in pursuit of a solid workout.
The approximately eight-mile race is in keeping with the trend of endurance events like Tough Mudder, with the added element of, you guessed it, mud.
It's become a hit in Europe and judging by the looks on the faces of these participants in Israel's Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, it'll be a hit there as well.
Some Mud Day participants were more enthusiastic about the mud than others. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants in the Mud Day Race had a variety of obstacles to overcome to make it to the finish line. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
The mud does have one obvious benefit: it softens landings. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
It was possible to compete solo or in teams during the race. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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