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Dirty pictures: A (muddy) day at the races

These racers mixed fun and filth at the 8-mile endurance event.

March 24, 2017 | Latest Photo Prev Next
A Mud Day participant signals his satisfaction.A Mud Day participant signals his satisfaction.Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images
March 24, 2017 | Latest Photo

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.

A Mud Day participant lying in the mud.Some Mud Day participants were more enthusiastic about the mud than others. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Mud Day Race participants in Tel Aviv.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)
A Mud Day participant falls during the race.The mud does have one obvious benefit: it softens landings. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A mud racer is helped up by a teammate. It was possible to compete solo or in teams during the race. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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