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'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan bikes across U.S. for MS

By Rita Sherrow, Tulsa World

1972 days ago   Article ID# 1429233
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (Tulsa World) - Phil Keoghan is usually the one standing at the finish line. Composed, sporting freshly laundered clothes with no bumps or bruises and definitely not out of breath like the competitors on the show he hosts, CBS's "The Amazing Race."

But in a new documentary coming to Showtime, he is the one on an adventure of a lifetime, and it isn't easy or without pain.

In the documentary "The Ride," he is biking across America to raise awareness of and funds for multiple sclerosis. Along the way, he experiences extreme exhaustion, countless spills, drastic weight loss, a trip to the hospital, and is bloodied and shaken after a dangerous crash in Ohio.

In the film, Keoghan, 41, strives to meet his goals: the greatest mental and physical challenge of his life, an epic road trip with his father, and raising $1 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

He and his team - father John, training partner Ben, best friend and cameraman Scott, and Greg, a protective former highway patrolman - pedal more than 3,500 miles, through 39 cities on the 40-day ride. Along the way, they meet dedicated MS volunteers and those who come out to lend support.

The disease affects more than 2 million people worldwide and an estimated 400,000 Americans. It is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, according to nationalmssociety.org. Symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, including paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable, and they vary from one person to another.

A native New Zealander, Keoghan started his career as a film camera assistant and has since worked in more than 100 countries as an actor, author, speaker, television host, producer and director. Among his numerous awards, he has won eight Emmy Awards as producer and host of "The Amazing Race," which returns for its 20th season Feb. 19 on CBS, channel 6.

The Feb. 18 premiere of "The Ride" on Showtime celebrates Keoghan reaching his $1 million goal for MS.

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Updated 1972 days ago   Article ID# 1429233

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