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Competitors Team Up To Help Paralyzed Man & Father Finish Obstacle Course.

Tough Mudder challenges have become more and more popular over the years. The competitions are typically anywhere from 3-10 miles-long obstacle courses across a field with (you guessed it) a lot of mud.

The races are so popular because while they are competitions, they have a team feel to them with contestants helping each other out to cross the finish line. Which is exactly what happened when Josh Landmann and his father participated in one.


In 2014, Josh suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a pool accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He spent the following years in rehabilitation and by 2017 was learning to walk again. But Josh wasn’t satisfied with just walking again; he signed up for a Tough Mudder, and his dad joined in with him.


In highlight video from the race, Josh and his dad are seen smiling as they work their way through the exact same obstacles as every other participant. They swim through muddy pools, climb over rotating boxes, and even scale a wall.


As if Josh and his dad merely participating in the race isn’t awesome enough, the video shows fellow racers helping Josh along the course.

While Josh’s dad helps push him up the wall to grab on to a rope, contestants at the top work together to pull him up – allowing him to successfully scale the obstacle.


After making it to the top of the wall, Josh and fellow participants celebrate, while his dad lifts his arms to cheer for his son before hugging another racer in pure elation.

Josh and his dad are truly a picture of love and the determination to never let anything stop you from doing the things you love. In fact, Josh has now set his sights on the Paralympics!

Check out the emotional and inspiring video below & be sure to share with anyone who could use a little encouragement today!

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