Mud, sweat and smiles: Thousands take part in Barjot Mud Run

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A competitor lands in mud as they take part in the ‘Barjot Run’ obstacle race in Biere, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP)

A competitor lands in mud as they take part in the ‘Barjot Run’ obstacle race in Biere, western Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP)

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Some 1500 participants took part in the 7.5km-long race. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

Some 1500 participants took part in the 7.5km-long race. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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On the usual military playground, an ingenious course made of 27 obstacles was on the program of the 7.5 km of races whereas a shortened route to 1.5 was proposed to the children. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

On the usual military playground, an ingenious course made of 27 obstacles was on the program of the 7.5 km of races whereas a shortened route to 1.5 was proposed to the children. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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Participants, one with a dog, take part in the 3rd extreme ‘La Barjot Run’ running into the water in Biere, Switzerland. (PTI/ AP)

Participants, one with a dog, take part in the 3rd extreme ‘La Barjot Run’ running into the water in Biere, Switzerland. (PTI/ AP)

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Competitors take part in the obstacle race in Biere. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

Competitors take part in the obstacle race in Biere. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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Competitors were disguised to face, as they chose, a course of 5 or 9 kilometers, each dotted with obstacles more crazy than the others. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

Competitors were disguised to face, as they chose, a course of 5 or 9 kilometers, each dotted with obstacles more crazy than the others. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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Competitors dressed as zombies, soldiers, gladiators, and even pirates were seen during the run. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

Competitors dressed as zombies, soldiers, gladiators, and even pirates were seen during the run. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP)

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A participant in the 3rd extreme ‘ La Barjot Run’ runs into the water . (Martial Trezzini/Keystone / AP)

A participant in the 3rd extreme ‘ La Barjot Run’ runs into the water . (Martial Trezzini/Keystone / AP)

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Competitors wade through plastic as they cross the obstacle during the run. (Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP)

Competitors wade through plastic as they cross the obstacle during the run. (Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP)

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People take part in the ‘Barjot Run’ in Biere. (Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP)

People take part in the ‘Barjot Run’ in Biere. (Fabrice Coffrini/ AFP)

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