The Challenger Games was bursting with talent, but here are the winners.
YouTube stardom can all be considered one big competition, in a sense.
Who gets the most views? Who has the most subscribers? Who is the most widely respected? Who has the more devoted following? There are many ways to measure and determine the answers to these questions, but until now, we never knew who was the fastest.
Sure, that seems like a bit of an odd thing to wonder. Does it really matter? Arguably it doesn't, but once the question surfaced, it got a lot of us thinking. Logan Paul was more than ready to find out, deciding to host YouTube's answer to the Olympic Games.
He's one of the platform's more controversial and divisive figures, but recently his career in the ring has seen him take fitness to a whole new level, so all eyes were indeed on him as he took to the track at the weekend. Let's take a look at the ambitious event and its champions...
Logan Paul attends The Challenger Games Inaugural Celebrity Charity Track & Field Competition at Veterans Memorial Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Long Beach, California.
Logan Paul presents the YouTube Olympics
The Challenger Games was billed as the biggest YouTube sporting event of the summer, and it didn't disappoint.
Priding itself on being the first celebrity charity track & field competition, a wide range of popular online figures emerged across the event, eyeing up the grand prize. Of course, some entertainers were more geared to win than others, and upon reflection, we all should've known that one YouTuber, in particular, would storm it.
The event featured contests in 100 metres, Long Jump, Shot Put, Tug of War and more across three hours. There were lots to enjoy, but the main reason it drew such a crowd was because of Logan Paul's particularly bold claim. Back in June, he tweeted out; "I’m the fastest YouTuber and I’m willing to put $100,000 on it." The people he called out responded, but a bunch of others did too, intent to take him up on it. Did he win?
Who won The Challenger Games?
There were a range of games for the challengers to tackle, but all eyes were on the grand event; the one which would determine if Logan Paul was, in fact, the fastest YouTuber on the planet.
It was all about the men's 100 Meter Dash event, and in heat three, there was one clear winner, and that was Donald De La Haye, AKA Deestroying. He absolutely nailed the competition, soaring far beyond the others to secure an easy win. Again on 100 Meter Hurdles, he trounced his competitors, making it all look far too easy. Charly Jordan won in the all-women's race, making them two the champions.
As for Logan Paul, he suffered an injury very early on and came last; he also experienced difficulties during the 4x100 meter relay. It's a shame, as he did injure himself days before the contest actually commenced. Either way, he was a great sport about it all, tweeting out after the event; "yo. what a fkn AMAZING event. im exhausted and incredibly happy (even though i pulled my hamstring and failed immensely)... we raised a bunch of money for the @SpecialOlympics thanks to all athletes, sponsors, donors, spectators; I can’t wait for #TheChallengerGames 2020".
(L-R) Logan Paul, and Charly Jordan and Deestroying, winners of 'Worlds Fastest Entertainer 100M Dash,' and Jake Paul attend the Challenger Games Inaugural Celebrity Charity Track & Field...
Donald De La Heye: Destroying the competition!
So, who exactly is Donald "Deestroying" De La Haye?
He has a huge following, and if you're a fan, you probably suspected his victory from the start. The 22-year-old is well known as the placekicker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League; he attended the University of Central Florida.
Being a professional sportsman clearly gave him an advantage beyond the rest, but nevertheless, as a YouTuber, he still qualified for the running. Known on the platform by the name Deestroying, fans love tuning in to his insightful sports content, skits and vlogs, which shed light on his professional career and ability.
We have our fastest YouTuber!
In other news, check out the list of participants!
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