Blood, sweat, tears, and a mankini ... a competitor runs through a field during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central England. Check out the huge list of shocking images during this Tough Guy Competition by scrolling down ...
The semi-annual endurance race puts competitors through an extreem obstacle course including fire and water after a cross country run, as hundreds of competitors struggle during the challenge.
The phenomena has now evolved into cult status to a world wide audience, organisors say.
Shocked and surprised ... a competitor surfaces in a water obstacle.
Thousands run the biannual assault course and are challenged by 21 different obstacles including, fire, tunnels and swamps.
Ouch! ... a man grimaces as he makes his way through a fiery obstacle .