Tighe goes through pain barrier in Vegas

Steve Tighe and his partner Steph Clappison.
Steve Tighe and his partner Steph Clappison.

Injury ruined Steve Tighe’s hopes of a personal best in his third attempt at the World’s Toughest Mudder race in Las Vegas.

After last year’s efforts saw him finish 11th overall, and the best of the British competitors, he had said he had an eye on a top five place this year.

But after his second five-mile lap of the course, which was packed with obstacles such as climbing walls, he was clearly in distress.

His partner Steph Clappison said on social media: “He dragged himself out lap after lap in sheer agony, through utter determination, in fear of letting people down.”

He finished 149th in the rankings, out of a field of more than 1,000, after completing 10 laps in 18 hours 44 minutes.

His best lap time was 48 minutes at the start, beforeinjuries and fatigue took their toll.