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What is the toughest sport in the world?

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posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by DrumsRfun

I don't know if its a fact but they added up the amount of time a boxer goes if going all 12 rounds, and the amount of time a hockey player spends on the ice in a game.

But it also depends on the hockey player, the better ones get far more time.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 01:42 PM
reply to post by cointelprotroll

Interesting point. I wonder if they considred surfing.

I am surprised that no one has a comment about the water polo being number one.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

I wish water polo was played on horseback, just like the regular variety?

ETA: I'm not trolling, I reckon the horses would love it!
edit on 9/11/11 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 02:18 PM
The toughest sport in the world has to be Ironman Triathlon.

It starts off with a 2.4-mile swim, then they're straight out of the water and hop on a bike for a 112-mile cycle, then, when they've finished the cycle ride, they run a full 26-mile marathon.

There are no breaks in between the three disciplines, and the top Ironman triathletes complete the event in little more than 8 hours.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by kushin

Actually I can't believe I didn't think of that.
My buddy was into cross country skiing and triathlons and he is a total animal cardio wise.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Ok well I won't take it at face value then and I will dispute it.

3 minutes in a round times 12 rounds in total = 36 minutes.

I don't think ice time is comparable based on this link.
Its only looking at the Winnipeg Jets ice time and isn't looking at the rest of the league.

If anyone can get a better link for the whole league then please do.

Also...that link took forever to load for me so be patient.

edit on 9-11-2011 by DrumsRfun because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 03:26 PM
Aussie footy is up there and with that I would have to add gaelic football or games as well. AFL consists of roughly four 30 minute qtrs and with no body or head protection unless you have specific injuries.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by DrumsRfun

That was fun to look at. There were a few that were 25 or 30 minutes, but I would say the average was 15. Doesn't seem like very much does it.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

It depends on whether you mean to play or watch.

Playing - ?????
Watching - just about any, they are nearly all incredibly boring to watch, but golf, tennis, football & swimming are all especially tough to watch without going brain-dead.

posted on Nov, 9 2011 @ 09:08 PM

posted on Nov, 10 2011 @ 02:28 PM

Don't know how good this vid is, but enjoy.

posted on Nov, 11 2011 @ 05:07 PM
Toughest sport is football and MMA. Me thinks so.

posted on Nov, 11 2011 @ 10:48 PM
MMA is probably the hardest thing to participate in
Marathons are probably the toughest things to complete
football is about as boring as golf
neither of which are as tough to watch as soccer

posted on Nov, 11 2011 @ 11:01 PM
I cant believe people are saying things like cross country skiing Or surfing when there are sports like boxing or hockey out there. World class boxers fight 12 3 minute rounds and take and throw hundreds of punches while circling, bobbing, and weaving endlessly around a 20 something foot square ring. Cross country skiing? Maybe if it involved evasively maneuvering attackers who keep punching you in the face.
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 06:38 AM
the toughest sport without a doubt is an irish game called 'hurley'
its an outdoor game on a big pitch were players use a wooden 'hurl' to hit a hard ball to each other with aim of scoring points into the goalposts.
the pitch is set up like rugby (another tough sport, no padding)
the only protection players use is a head shield, and they hit each other when tackling with the 'hurl'.
it can get quite vicious, beating and hitting each other with the hurl a lot.
i havnt the time now to look for an example but i strongly suggest you look it up. hurley.
rugby is another tough sport very similar to american football but without the padding and helmets
compare these two sports to basketball, soccer, american football and you'll see that they are quite considerably tougher, no doubt.

posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

Cool thread! I love sports

For me, individual: rock-climbing--taking on Yosemite, especially when the weather calls foul.
For me, team: water polo. and basketball

I would say rugby and British soccer hit the tops too. Americans sometimes don't understand that you aren't wearing much protective gear; you have no/few time-outs in almost 1 1/2 hours, and you are in constant motion.

Sheesh! Too many tough sports to consider

posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 05:26 PM
I think it depends on HOW you participate in those sports i think the combat sports are the hardest and Boxing MMA would be the toughest. They don't have 1/2 time, sure they get a 1 min break every few minutes but that is it. Professional wrestling is tough, i know it is not real but you have guys that are 6 foot and higher, over 200 lbs jumping around and constantly performing for any given length.

posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 12:14 PM
I can't believe basketball is on that list.

The two toughest sports, in my opinion, are rugby and boxing.

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