Forget sleep: Mississippi woman headed to Fiji to compete and survive ‘World’s Toughest Race’

Published 7:16 am Sunday, August 25, 2019

McKnight said her biggest concern of the race, will be some of the challenges with which she is less familiar, such as sailing and whitewater rafting.

“We may be sailing boats from Fiji and paddling outrigger canoes,” McKnight.

But Team Canyoneros and the other teams in the race have no idea what is in-store, McKnight said.

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The teams will be handed maps and other necessary information along the race, keeping players guessing about what they will do next, McKnight said.

And if a team member has to drop out, the whole team is disqualified from the race, McKnight said. Disqualified teams will not be allowed to leave the island.

“I hope I am exhausted when I get back, or I might be sitting around Fiji for a while,” McKnight said.