Slovene Wins the World’s Toughest Mudder Track and Field Tournament

Rea Kolbl, a 26-year-old native of Ljubljana, has been living and studying in the US for the seventh year. During the World’s Toughest Mudder, the girl showed the best result among women and finished fourth in the overall standings.

One of the hardest athletics tournaments lasts 24 hours. During this time, participants need to overcome a number of difficult obstacles. During 24 hours, Rea Kolbl covered 144 km, which is a record result in the women’s standings in the history of the competition.

The competition took place in the desert, near Las Vegas (Nevada). In total, 1,600 people from around the world attended it. The former champion of the country in gymnastics represented Slovenia, who first took part in the competition.

The first World’s Toughest Mudder tournament was held in 2011 in Englishtown, New Jersey. Since 2014, it is being held in the state of Nevada. Participants of the tournament compete at a circular distance of 5 miles. In the first round, there are no obstacles. In the following stages, the participants overcome a number of different obstacles that vary throughout the course of the race.

As the winner of the competition, Rea Kolbl received 10 thousand dollars. The Slovene went to the USA after graduating from the Bežigrad Gymnasium. She entered the University of Berkeley for the Astrophysics Programme. Now Rea Kolbl is studying at a PhD programme in the Stanford University. Already at 22, she published her first scientific article in the prestigious science journal. Rea has been fond of running for the last few years.