‘Eco-Challenge’ Team Onyx Wants Shot at Redemption in Season 2
Clifton lyles and Team Onyx want another shot at “World’s Toughest Race” … they seek redemption next year in Patagonia, and they have a plan to complete what they started.
Here’s the deal … Team Onyx represented the United States on the reboot of the Amazon reality show, “Eco-Challenge Fiji,” which won over viewers as the first team made up entirely of African Americans and LGBTQ allies. the Bear Grylls The staged show saw 66 teams from 30 countries run to the finish.
But, roughly halfway through the grueling run – which requires paddling, sailing, rock climbing, swimming, mountain biking, canyoning, rafting and more – the Onyx team has been forced to give up after Team captain Clifton fell from her mountain bike and into a ditch. , cracking his helmet and ending up in the hospital with a concussion.
Clifton tells TMZ … Team Onyx have already applied for Eco-Challenge Season 2, which is slated to be filmed next year in Patagonia, and they have their eyes set on a top 25.
Clifton has already made his team work hard, hiring a mountain guide to give them an edge … and he says they are taking extra care to avoid another mountain biking accident by wearing special helmets to guard against concussions.
The Onyx team feels like they’ve left a lot on the table in Season 1, Clifton says they were just about to hit their stride when he had his crash, and they have a lot to prove in Patagonia as they seek redemption.
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