It’s no secret that endurance is a huge factor in the final challenge. This week, we saw a Challenge centered around endurance running that the girl teams killed it. Going into the final, it looks like we may have new threats to look out for.
Throughout this entire season, we’ve seen people like Johnny and Cara Maria dominate the competition. While Jenna and Aneesa had decent performances, and Brianna exceeded expectations, it seemed unlikely that they would pose a huge threat to the competition. During the Weight For Me, the cast got a taste of the final. With checkpoints, endurance running, and carrying heavy objects, it seemed likely we’d get an idea of who would perform well in the final.
To everyone’s surprise, Aneesa and Rianna took an early lead. They were able to pass by Bananas and Vince, Cara Maria and Jamie, and Cory and Mitch with ease. When Rianna got stuck during a checkpoint, Jenna and Brianna stole the lead. These are the teams many people thought would be easy to beat (AKA, the “lay-ups”), but the proved to be a real threat to the vets. While neither of the teams won, it was because another newbie, Mitch, took victory from under everyone’s noses.
Going into the final, it seems like Jenna, Brianna, Aneesa, and even Rianna are not going to be as easy to defeat as once believed. Looking back, Jenna was incredibly slow during the Battle of the Exes 2 finale and Aneesa lagged behind everyone during The Duel 2 finale. Either the veterans are slacking, or these two have put in some serious training.
Do you think Cara Maria and Cory should be scared of these girls, or was the last challenge just a fluke?