Kris Mendoza won World’s Toughest Mudder 2018 with 100 miles in 24 hours and 34 minutes. This is the first time Mendoza has won the race and the second time he has hit the 100 mile mark.
The lead was held by Mendoza or Trevor Cichosz for most of the 24-hour race. Cichosz was in the lead when both men were on their final lap. Mendoza passed Cichosz with less than one mile to go. Cichosz was power hiking when Mendoza ran up behind him.
As Mendoza entered the finish line area he was greeted with applause and high fives from spectators, pit crew, and runners who had already finished their race. After he crossed the finish line by limboing under the tape, he was greeted by his family. His parents later said how proud they were of their son.
Cichosz finished his 100 mile lap eleven minutes later and was greeted with a hug from Mendoza. With their 100 mile finishes, Mendoza and Cichosz join Ryan Atkins and Robert Killian as the only men with multiple 100 mile finishes at World’s Toughest Mudder.
Finishing in third place with 90 miles was Jesse Bruce. This is the first podium at World’s Toughest Mudder for Bruce.