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In pictures: Tough Mudder at Drumlanrig Castle

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image captionThousands of people - including this woman in orange - descended upon Dumfriesshire to take part in Tough Mudder, which was designed by British special forces to test fitness, stamina, mental strength and camaraderie.
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image captionThe going was hard for these two brave souls as they battled around the "mud mile" assault course.
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image captionThe 5,000 participants have been challenged mentally and physically as they navigated their way over more than 20 obstacles - including 12ft walls, across muddy trenches, through 4ft flames and into icy water.
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image captionSome 10,000 gallons of mud was the biggest challenge to those who took part.
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image captionCompetitor 55202 was up to his neck in the brown stuff, but he was yet to brave the stinging nettles or the electric shock finishing line.
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image captionDescribed by organisers as "the toughest event on the planet", the extreme endurance challenge was the brainchild of Will Dean and Guy Livingstone and has already taken place in the US, Australia and Canada.

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