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YouTuber Logan Paul challenges the internet to $100K race

Some very fast runners are taking the bait, and the July 27 event is on

Logan Paul is putting his money where his mouth is. Paul has persistently claimed to be the fastest YouTuber on the planet, and his Challenger Games, scheduled for July 27, has attracted the attention of athletes like Britain’s Sir Mo Farah and Kara Goucher.

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Back in march, Paul, who competed in wrestling and football in high school, posted on Instagram offering $20,000 to anyone who could beat him in a race. Olympian 800m runner Nick Symmonds responded, but nothing happened. Now Paul has raised the stakes to $100,000, and the event will take place at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Long Beach City College in California.

The day’s events will include a 100m, 400m, 1,600m, 4x100m relay, 100m hurdles, a four-way tug-of-war and jumping events. Cash prizes will be donated to the winner of each event’s preferred charity, and tickets went on sale yesterday. The event will be livestreamed with a donation link.


Paul explained the concept in a video on his YouTube channel:

Many runners scoff at Paul’s hubris, but anything that raises $100K for charity seems like a good thing.

Anyone who wants to compete is invited to direct-message Paul on Instagram @loganpaul for information. Athletes may compete in up to three events.