Viewers will only have to wait a few more days before Race To Survive: Alaska premieres on USA Network on April 3 at 11 pm ET. In addition to fighting each other, competitors will have to deal with Alaska’s weather, animals, and environment. Eight teams will compete for the championship and the main reward of $500,000. Contestants must perform various tasks across 100 miles of untamed territory in order to cross the finish line first.
Hiking, trekking, paddling, diving and trekking are among the obstacles in Race To Survive: Alaska. Hunter Leininger is a Race To Survive: Alaska competitor who teams with his father, Jeff Leininger. Hunter Leininger’s triple world record is one of his most notable achievements.
Race to Survive’s Hunter Leininger: Alaska is the youngest person to complete the 24 Hour National Championship.
Hunter realized his life’s mission and what he is most excited about when he was seven years old. His father, an adventure driver, pushed and influenced him to become the man he is today. Despite his passion for sports, he wanted to do more in life from a young age. He was intrigued to see if he could replicate what his father had done.
Hunter finished his first race in just six hours. The 11-year-old became the youngest winner of the National 24 Hour Championship. In the process, he broke several records, including youngest finisher in the world’s toughest race and the World Adventure Racing Championship. He has also set numerous records in mountain biking and ultra running.
Some of his recordings include the following:
- 24-Hour Adventure Racing Nationals (ages 11)
- The World’s Toughest Race Eco-Challenge Fiji (age 18)
- 4-Day Adventure Racing World Series Qualifying (14 years)
- 3-Day Expedition Adventure Race (12 years)
- 7-Day World Adventure Racing Championship (16 years)
Youngest competitor of:
- USARA Adventure Racing National Qualifier
- Florida Adventure Racing Championship (3 wins)
- Expedition Duration Adventure Race
- 12 Hours of Santos MTB Race (2 wins)
The father-son team is characterized as follows in their Race To Survive: Alaska biography:
“At 53 and 21 years old, respectively, this father-son duo are at opposite ends of the career age spectrum, with Jeff being the oldest and Hunter the youngest. However, don’t be fooled by his youth; “They are both very prepared for a competition like this.”
“Jeff has spent most of his life adventuring and his son is following in his footsteps.” Hunter was the youngest such competitor, at the age of six. Now they will combine his father’s knowledge with his vitality and speed in the hope of defeating their formidable rival.”
According to USARA,
“Hunter wants to show young people that they can achieve incredible things at any age and that they don’t have to wait until they are older to pursue their dreams, which is one of the most common excuses in our society.”