The Gear Junkie vs. The World’s 2nd Fittest Man. . . the conclusion

It started with fun banter over dinner and turned into what some hoped would be a heated competition at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. (See the original post here: www.gearjunkie.com/a-friendly-competition) But the Ultimate Mountain Challenge between Stephen Regenold and Roy Wallack ended with a whimper.

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Regenold — aka “Gear Junkie” — running like a fool (in brown top, arms raised)

After the first event — a kayak race — Regenold led by just two minutes. He increased his lead over Wallack in the next three disciplines — a mountain bike race, a 10K mountain run, and a time trial on the road bike — to solidly defeat the challenger by more than 44 minutes.

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Roy Wallack after the mountain bike race

Look for both athletes to return next year with hunger, vengeance and new challenges (pull-up competition, anyone?). Congrats to both Regenold and Wallack for participating in and finishing the Ultimate Mountain Challenge at the Teva Mountain Games.

—Pat Petschel

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