Mud races abound in the Blue Ridge, but Mad Anthony’s is one of the only winter mud run challenges. Sure, diving through mud pit and getting soaked to the skin is easy when the weather is warm, but it takes a true mud warrior to brave freezing temperatures and wintry winds while slip-sliding through muck and ice.Mad Anthony’s Mud Run is a 4.5-mile historical stomp to test your resolve, intensity, and character. A battle awaits you at Coyner Springs Park in Waynesboro, Va., as runners pay homage to the city’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Beginning at 9:30 a.m with a wave start, over 500 runners will navigate the new course for 2014, which will include a tire pit, balance beam, wall scale, haystack climb, swamp run, log hop, tunnel crawl, and a mystery challenge. Here is how race director Ben Lancaster describes the course:“At the tire pit, you will find yourself building confidence running through tires hoping not to get your feet tangled at this first battle. Up next is a balance beam suspended over mud, testing your balance and coordination. Then runners must scale a six-foot wall. The hay bale climb will meet you with force as you try to scale up and over the massive barrier on your way to victory. Then prepare to go over and under the fallen timbers and logs. Watch your step as you trample through swamp terrain that will strike fear into your feet and ankles. Hopefully you survive the fence and river crossings in one piece before making your way to safety through our darkened tunnel. Prepare to get wet! Then, with a mystery obstacle at this stage in your quest for victory, how will you respond with the unknown? Finally, you’ll crawl through a series of muddy, wet tunnels up hill toward the finish.”As a reward for your battlefield victory, all finishers will be awarded with a custom-made Mad Anthony Mud Run Medal, fashioned like the medal that Congress awarded to General Wayne after his victory at Stony Point on July 15th, 1799. Earn your stripes at Mad Anthony’s Mud Run on February 22. Find more race info at www.runthevalley.com.
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CHAMPIONS Ivory Coast twice pegged back DR Congo to earn a 2-2 draw and keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.A clever throw-in routine was finished off by Neeskens Kebano’s low drive to put DR Congo 1-0 up but Wilfried Bony equalised with a powerful header.DR Congo regained the lead just two minutes later when Junior Kabananga headed in.Ivory Coast salvaged a point when Serey Die’s 20-yard shot was deflected in.Salomon Kalou was denied a late winner for Ivory Coast when he volleyed in superbly but the goal was ruled out for offside.The result leaves Group C congested – at least until yesterday’s late game between Togo and Morocco.Ivory Coast teetered on the brink because of some poor defending.They failed to pick up the runs of Kebano and Kabananga for the DR Congo pair’s goals and were also fortunate when Firmin Ndombe Mubele’s shot clipped the post after he had easily held off two defenders.But in Bony they had a serious aerial threat and the on-loan Stoke forward gave a warning when he headed over from a long ball over the top by Serge Aurier. Soon after he powered in a downward header from a corner for his side’s first equalizer.The Ivorian’s second leveller had an element of good fortune as Die’s drive was diverted in off a defender.A tight offside decision then went against Kalou, who had brilliantly volleyed in from Aurier’s free-kick. (BBC Sport)
Here is Barkov’s last shift during the second period. He was hit from behind by Shea Weber in the offensive zone corner and went down a little awkwardly. He got up and skated straight to the #FlaPanthers bench. pic.twitter.com/1WsEvVfntP— David Dwork (@DavidDwork) February 1, 2020Barkov has emerged as a full-blown superstar in Florida since the club drafted him second overall in 2013, making his health of paramount importance to a potential Panthers playoff run.Head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters after Saturday’s game that the team does not believe the is serious, but the captain will miss Monday’s game against Toronto as the Panthers (28-17-5, 61 points) try to re-take third place in the Atlantic Division from the Leafs (28-17-7, 63 points).Barkov has 54 points in 50 games this season, trailing only linemate Jonathan Huberdeau, who sits tied with Buffalo’s Jack Eichel for eighth in the league in scoring (65 points). It’s not clear what exactly ailed Barkov after the hit, but he actually appeared to trip over Montreal defenseman Ben Chiariot’s left leg as players from both clubs battled for the puck. The Panthers captain skated straight to the bench as play moved in the other direction rather than continue his shift and missed the rest of the game.MORE: Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving calls Mark Giordano’s collision with Oilers’ Connor McDavid a ‘non-issue’ Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov will miss Monday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs; the team has labeled him day-to-day with a lower-body injury he originally suffered during Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.Barkov left the game midway through the second period after a hit by Canadiens captain Shea Weber sent him to the ice in Florida’s offensive zone corner.