Luminox Spec Ops Challenge (L.S.O.C.) powered by Tough Viking
August 2017 – Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland
Toughness, Togetherness and Fun at the LSOC powered by Tough Viking event in Stockholm (Sweden)
Official Timekeeper of the Tough Viking Series
Luminox, as official timekeeper of the Tough Viking Series, provides all sports & outdoor enthusiasts with an opportunity to really push their limits – and constantly test our watches under extreme conditions!
Being the leading and largest obstacle race in Scandinavia, Tough Viking is a natural fit to Luminox. The obstacles are designed together with the Swedish elite maritime unit Kustjägarna reminding everyone that Luminox is the watch of choice for the US Navy SEALs and other elite forces around the globe since 1992.
15 kilometers, 30+ obstacles including the Luminox Atlas Stone
The main LSOC powered by Tough Viking event took place on August 26, 2017, in Stockholm (Sweden), where Luminox was sending a selection of participants to the fifteen (15) kilometers race.
With no less than ten (10) teams competing and with participants coming from all over Europe – including the UK, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden – Luminox had a significant presence at the event.
Each country’s team were made of select Luminox hard-core fans, obstacle race enthusiasts and was led by a Team Leader, which in most cases was an active duty police officer and/or armed forces professional.
Luminox runners were coached by retired US Navy SEAL, Rob Roy, a longtime friend of the Luminox brand and who previously led several Luminox Spec Ops Challenge events. Rob Roy delivered a highly motivational speech on “togetherness, and time to action” the day before the race and he also led the warm-up training session right before the race began.
Tough Viking obstacles are massive and consist of fire, water, electricity, mud, monkey bars, barbed wire set out along a challenging route. The Luminox Atlas Stone is a heavy duty obstacle, 80 kg for men, 60 kg for women, where one has to grab the stone from the ground, lift it up and place it on top of an oil drum – a classic obstacle in strongman competitions!
All runners made it to the finish line and confirmed the Luminox Spec Ops Challenge powered by Tough Viking was the perfect occasion to express mental strength, endurance and toughness!
Tough Viking Special Edition
The Luminox Tough Viking Special Edition comes in black 45mm size Carbon Compound case and olive dark green dial featuring the Tough Viking logo. The Tough Viking logo is a tribute to the Vikings faith in Thor – the God of Thunder – and is an interpretation of his winged helmet.
The case and the unidirectional ratcheting bezel are all made of Carbon Compound which results in an attractive yet incredibly light and durable timepiece. The crystal is scratch-resistant, tempered mineral glass, and the double gasket stainless steel crown enables water resistance to 20ATM.
Often compared to the shape of a turtle, the now iconic turtle-shape Luminox case design features a protected crown balanced by an opposite outcropping that depicts a 200M stamp at the 9 marker. The eye catching bright orange seconds hand efficiently contrasts with the green dial color for enhanced visibility.
The Tough Viking Special Edition features the newly designed Luminox signature strap and is provided with an additional green webbing strap perfectly matching the watch dial, as well as with a strap changing tool. Always striving for maximum wearability in all circumstances, the strap of the Tough Viking Special Edition guarantees enhanced comfort on the wrist.
Navy SEALs, law enforcement, emergency personnel and more wear Luminox watches, and these professionals need to be able to see the time no matter the conditions. That’s why Luminox uses tiny tritium gas tubes, which will provide illumination for up to 25 years. Unlike other luminosity systems, which depend on exterior light sources to charge luminous paint or a pushbutton to illuminate the watch, the luminosity is built right into Luminox watches, ensuring that you will always be able to see the time, no matter the conditions.
Luminox, the original self-powered luminous watch brand, is the watch of choice for U.S. Navy SEALs, F-117 NighthawkTM stealth jet pilots, other elite forces and professional divers. Luminox watches glow up to 25 years in any light condition, Always Visible. Tough, powerful and accurate, Swiss-made Luminox is the ultimate night vision gear for serious athletes, rugged outdoorsmen and other peak performers. Visit luminox.com and facebook.com/Luminox.
About Tough Viking
Tough Viking is the leading and largest Obstacle Race in Scandinavia. We also have large races in Russia and France. The set-up of obstacles depends on the country and regulations on the different locations. The obstacles are designed together with the Swedish elite maritime unit Kustjägarna