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Man Challenge T-Shirts: Reality

Thanks to fellow Matchstic intern Kelly Carnes, the Athens Man Challenge now has a t-shirt! I think it’s absolutely incredible. Let me know if you’re interested in one!



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September 5th Cinder Block Man Challenge

Take your average, run-of-the-mill 3.4 mile run, but add a treacherous 3/4 of a mile hill to tackle just before the finish. Now paste an ROTC course to the finish line, featuring among other things, 10 pullups, 10 dips, and a hell of a rope to climb. That sounds like fun, right? Well how’s-about we add some cherries and whipped cream on top of this extravaganza and just do the whole run carrying a cinder block. That’s what we did, and it was another wild Man Challenge Sunday!

Cradling it like a baby, one-handed at our side, bear-hugging it, on-the shoulder, and over-the-head described the way we went about lugging our 25-30 lb. friend around town. Once we were underway, it took little time for two favorites to jump out in front. Clark and Tom gained a sizable lead over the mile and a half, and there was no looking back. They took 1st and 2nd, while I finished 3rd and Jay 4th.

One thing to note about this Man Challenge came at about the 1.7 mile mark of the race, as we passed by Cali ‘N’ Titos on Lumpkin Street. Thanks to the onlookers who cheered us on as they enjoyed their delicious cubans, tacos, and plantains!

As always, if you’re interested, feel free to email us at join.manchallenge@gmail.com and we’ll let you know when our next one is!

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August 29th Man Challenge

Another Sunday gone and another Man Challenge in the books. This challenge seemed straightforward.  This challenge looked easier in comparison to some of our dizzying, gagging challenges of Sundays past.  It wasn’t.

80 pullups, 100 dips, and seemingly thousands of wall climbs, over/unders, and balancing acts later, the Man Challenge showed its muscle. It then proceeded to kick our asses. After finishing all of the aforementioned “activities,” we had to climb a 20+ ft. rope before we could call ourselves finished.

Overall, the ROTC Man Challenge beat us up, but one challenger truly shined in this competition. Coming in first was Mason Deal, posting his first Man Challenge victory! Way to go Mason! Here are some more pictures from another epic Sunday.

Once again, if you want to join us, you’re welcome to. Email us at join.manchallenge@gmail.com with your intent!

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