Brian Townsend completed the Sahara Race 2012, a 5-day running competition in Egypt that began Oct. 28! It took him 53 hours to complete the 155-mile race through the extremely hot (and sometimes very cold) Sahara desert, and he finished 78th place out the 146 people who participated.
It's been a while since we've heared anything from Brian Townsend, but apparently it's not because he's been chillin' out at some beach or something like that. Believe it or not, but the American high stakes poker pro has been training day and night for an upcoming Sahara Desert Race and therefore had very little time to spare for poker.
Yesterday the third and final part (running) of the Phil Hellmuth Vs Tony G Triathlon took place outside the Hilton Hotel in St.Julian's, Malta. Tony G started the 6-lap running competition with a 1 minute and 6 seconds advantage thanks to a better winning time in the basketball event. However, many considered Hellmuth to be the better runner of the two, so it was set to be a thrilling ending of the triathlon. Check out the video below to see if Hellmuth managed to catch up with Tony G.
In case you missed it, Tony G and Phil Hellmuth have not only been taking part in World Poker Tour Malta main event in the past few days, but they have also been competing in basketball and swimming as a part of an ongoing triathlon. Tony G won the first leg (basketball) and Phil Hellmuth won the swimming event - just like expected. However, Tony G had a better time when he won and will therefore get a 1 minute and 6 seconds advantage in the last competition of three, running.