Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

SYDNEY – 11 September 2012 - 23 year old Robert Ephraums from Sydney is gearing up to complete the world’s toughest tax return on the 22nd of September - when he will simultaneously file this year’s tax data on a rugged Panasonic Toughbook computer while taking on Tough Mudder, probably the toughest event on the planet.

Tough Mudder comprises of a 20km extreme obstacle course, where Robert will be scaling 3m-high oiled walls, jumping into freezing ice-baths, crawling through mud, running through fire and getting shocked by 10,000 volts of electricity, all with a laptop strapped to him while he diligently reports his tax information, and posts live updates of his progress on twitter.

Robert will be using Panasonic’s CF-19 Toughbook laptop – the most powerful fully-rugged notebook computer available in Australia which features resistance to shocks, drops, vibrations, extreme temperatures and high altitudes, withstanding drops from 1.8 metres and offering unparalleled protection from water and dust.

Robert says he usually doesn’t like filing his return: “I normally detest doing my tax return and am known for leaving it to the last minute. This year nothing is going to stop me, not mud, not fire, not water or even electricity".

Follow Robert’s progress on twitter at #PanaToughMudder


Or if you are interested in coming along to support Robert’s quest to complete the world’s toughest tax return, and witness Panasonic’s Toughbook being put to the ultimate toughness test, we have several spectator passes available for media. Contact Natasha on [email protected] if you would like to join.

About Panasonic Toughbooks

Panasonic Toughbooks are used extensively worldwide by mobile professionals, field workers, the military, utilities, heavy industry, emergency services and organisations where durable mobile computing is critical to maximising productivity and uptime. In Australia, Panasonic Toughbook customers include Coca-Cola Amatil, Telstra, Western Power, Honda Australia, Port Philip Sea Pilots, BlueScope Steel, Aurora Energy and Ambulance Victoria.

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Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Events, LLC was founded in 2010 by Will Dean and Guy Livingstone. Considered as “Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet,” each Tough Mudder endurance challenge consists of a unique, approximately 20km trail run over rugged terrain, featuring steep inclines, water hazards and 18 to 25 military-style obstacles testing one’s toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. The 2012 Tough Mudder series includes 35 events taking place across various cities in the US, Australia, the UK and Canada. For the schedule of event dates and locations, visit
Natasha Gillooly
P: 02 8907 4914


Panasonic Toughbook computer while taking on Tough Mudder



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