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Louie Souza '14 Preps for Inaugural Tough Mudder Indiana Classic

Louie Souza '14 Preps for Inaugural Tough Mudder Indiana Classic

July 16, 2019

"The past two Novembers, Louie Souza has completed 25 and 35 miles in the World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour obstacle course event to see who can cover the greatest distance," begins an article in Indiana's Columbus Republic. "So by comparison, next month’s inaugural Tough Mudder Indiana Classic -- an 8-to-10-mile race at Ceraland -- could be a walk in the park for the Columbus native."

Ted Schultz writes, "The 27-year-old Souza, a former soccer and basketball player at Columbus North and soccer player at DePauw University, might be the most experienced local Tough Mudder athlete."

"In college my senior year when I was done with soccer, it’s one of those things where you just, ‘Now what?’" Souza. a 2014 graduate of DePauw, tells the newspaper. "I got started in swimming as an exercise and enjoyed it a lot and did a couple triathlons, did a half-Ironman and then was just looking for the next thing I kind of wanted to set as a challenge for myself, and that was the World’s Toughest Mudder. It kind of piqued my interest at some point in college. I was like, ‘That’s something I want to do one day,’ and I just started doing it."

He adds, "It’s a challenge, and setting goals and things that are an important part of my life professionally and athletically. If I don’t really push the next level, then I’m not going to be able to do the same in other aspects of my life. So I really equate what I’m doing athletically to what I’m doing professionally."

You'll find the complete story at the newspaper's website.