Date: August 2003

Public support has eroded over the past months for Toughman events, but since the June 17 death of a 30-year-old woman after a contest at the Robarts Sports Arena, Sarasota, Fla., that erosion has increased in intensity. That death was the fourth in nine months. The other three occurred in Idaho, Texas, and Michigan.

Because of these deaths, the recent public outcry has been to ban the events the way they are presently formatted, and state governing bodies are r...


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