World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Season 1
 (782)7.52020HDRUHD13+
66 teams descend upon Fiji to compete in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted. Bear Grylls hosts this 11-day expedition that pushes competitors to their physical and emotional limits. For the veteran teams the goal is to win – but for most, the dream is to finish and prove to themselves and the world, that they can prevail in the World’s Toughest Race.
Starring
Bear Grylls
Genres
Unscripted
Subtitles
English [CC]العربيةDanskDeutschEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFilipinoFrançaisעבריתहिन्दीIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Bahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)РусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. 3, 2, 1… Go!
    August 13, 2020
    45min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Bear Grylls welcomes 66 teams, who descend upon the island nation of Fiji in an attempt to conquer the World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji.  On day one, racing teams face challenging ocean navigation and a steep mountain trek. Both elite and rookie teams race side by side as the intense tropical heat threatens to end one team’s race.
  2. 2. We Can’t Go Back, And We Can’t Go Forward
    August 13, 2020
    54min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the race continues through the first night, an athlete struggling with heat exhaustion manages to stay in the race. Lead teams paddle back to Viti Levu, as novice teams continue to struggle on the island trek. The bulk of the teams return to Viti Levu on Day 2, but a fierce tropical storm makes portions of the course too dangerous, forcing a critical decision to be made by Race Management.
  3. 3. This Race Is Back On
    August 13, 2020
    48min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The remaining teams prepare to resume racing, after the course was shutdown due to torrential rain. When weather breaks, the front teams look to build upon their lead, as they drive hard to Camp 2. Meanwhile, the bulk of the teams bike through ruggid terrain, as they head towards Camp 1. Fatigue, illness and poor decision-making slow the back teams down as the Day 3 cutoff looms.
  4. 4. Game On
    August 13, 2020
    46min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    All of the lead teams are equalized as they spend the night waiting for the river rafting to open, giving hope to teams chasing Team New Zealand. The teams further behind in the race build Bilibili rafts and float downstream. Team Out There fights to regain their spot among the leaders. One team faces a mechanical breakdown on the bikes that threatens to take them out of the competition.
  5. 5. First They Have To Catch Us, Then They Have to Pass Us
    August 13, 2020
    43min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the lead teams approach the daunting Vuwa Falls rope climb, one team makes a bold move to try and distance themselves from the others, but will it pay off? Mid pack and slower teams endure extreme mud while mountain biking, while others navigate the white-water rapid section of the course. A biking accident threatens the future of one team’s race.
  6. 6. To Stop Is To Die
    August 13, 2020
    47min
    7+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    After suffering a potentially serious injury, one team must backtrack to seek medical attention for a fallen teammate. Lead teams suffer through the river pools above Vuwa Falls, but eventually reach the paddle board section of Leg 4. A veteran team falls from the leaders as one teammate is diagnosed with a severe case of hypothermia, putting their entire race in jeopardy.
  7. 7. I’ve Been Waiting To Do This The Whole Race
    August 13, 2020
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    A lead team falls farther behind as a fallen teammate faces a medical crisis. Lead teams press ever-closer to the finish line of the race, while trailing teams continue to suffer. Many racers think about their families as they seek motivation to continue. A lead team's race may come to a surprise end when they are forced to make a "mayday" call.
  8. 8. The Only Sane Ones Are The Crazy Ones
    August 13, 2020
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    A team must be rescued from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean in the middle of the night. The first team arrives at the finish line and is crowned champion, followed closely by the 2nd and 3rd place teams. As many of the slower teams face the toughest part of the entire course, not all are able to continue racing and 2 teams are pulled off the course by helicopter rescue.
  9. 9. If We Don’t Move Fast, We’re Doomed
    August 13, 2020
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    As the race progresses into the eighth day, more top teams reach the finish line. Slower teams, now face-to-face with the hardest section of the course, must find the motivation to endure the intense suffering required to finish the World’s Toughest Race.
  10. 10. Go, Fiji Go!
    August 13, 2020
    49min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Dansk, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The final days of the "World's Toughest Race" sees 29 teams still striving to make it to the finish line. Pushed to their limits both physically and emotionally, they must fight through their exhaustion and fatigue in order to beat the final cutoff at the finish line. Teams face either heart-breaking defeat or emotional triumph as Eco-Challenge Fiji concludes.

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji - Season 1 - Official Teaser
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    June 23, 2020
    2min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English, Deutsch
    Audio languages
    English
    66 teams descend upon Fiji to compete in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted. Bear Grylls hosts this 11-day expedition that pushes competitors to their physical and emotional limits. For the veteran teams the goal is to win – but for most, the dream is to finish and prove to themselves and the world, that they can prevail in the World’s Toughest Race.
  2. Bonus: World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji - Season 1 - Official Trailer
    Watch on supported devices
    July 13, 2020
    2min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English, Deutsch, Español (España), Español (México), Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português
    Audio languages
    English
    66 teams descend upon Fiji to compete in the most epic global adventure race ever attempted. Bear Grylls hosts this 11-day expedition that pushes competitors to their physical and emotional limits. For the veteran teams the goal is to win – but for most, the dream is to finish and prove to themselves and the world, that they can prevail in the World’s Toughest Race.

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Directors
David Charles
Producers
Mark BurnettEric Van WagenenLisa HennessyBarry PoznickBear GryllsDelbert Shoopman
Season year
2020
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Foul languageviolence
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Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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3.7 out of 5 stars

782 global ratings

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  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 15% of reviews have 1 stars
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WyfaggroReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
This is not a race, it's a biography of a few teams.
I was excited about this show as soon as I saw the preview. The day finally came-August 14th. I started watching a 6am. I was bored after the first episode. I continued to watch (just in case things got good) and finally stopped at episode 3 when I realized this is as good as it's going to get. There is not enough footage of the teams facing the struggles and hard work of each leg. Instead we get too much up close and personal footage. Yes we want to know a little about the teams, but they focus on just a handful of teams and the special reason they are competing and repeat the same story/background/reason/challenge from the same handful of teams over and over and over again. So if you want to get to know the teams pretty well, watch it. These teams deserved to have had a better show filmed for all their effort.
180 people found this helpful
BReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
WOW - A reboot that exceeds expectations....get ready to binge watch!
As an Eco Challenge fan since the first race and a competitor in the 2002 Eco Challenge Fiji race (the last race), I had very high expectations for this reboot. Usually that means disappointment....BUT, man, was I blown away. Binge watched into episode 4 last night and am so excited about to watch the rest. The production team has done an amazing job keeping the essence of the Eco Challenge expedition race and all the awesome aspects from the Fijian culture to the beautiful shots of the race course and added so many cool elements on the course to make it more TV friendly and to keep it updated. Not to mention, the personal stories will inspire all who watch. It was the coolest and most challenging event I have ever done back in 2002 and this season makes me want to go out and train....
136 people found this helpful
DeanReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
An inspiring show ruined.
A great show. The teams were very inspiring. Up until they cheated for New Zealand near the end. That completely negated the competition.
108 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am counting the days
I haven't seen this but am counting the days for it to start. Only 8 more days to go.
96 people found this helpful
dReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Totally Boring
A complete waste of time!
76 people found this helpful
nd2kosReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Pegged: Just another PC soap disguised as an endurance race.
Other reviewers have this show totally pegged: A major whine disguised as an endurance race. But of course - and all too inevitable - the producers and participants couldn't resist turning it into yet another excuse to espouse their 'woke' PC dogma, personal angst, and tales of the inequity and injustice in the system. Please, get over yourselves. Billed as the worlds 'toughest' race we finally understand: It was tough to watch, and the preachy participants a real burden to bear. From the outset they introduced that other kind of 'race' and the obscene and completely inappropriate "Oo, look at me, I'm competing in my speedos for the LGB.dot.dot.dot community" and the equally tired "we're the only african american team in the race" and the endless angst about how "we're all really just doing this for my dad - did I mention he has Alzheimers? And oh, by the way, (tear, tear, sniffle, sniffle), did I mention he has Alzheimers?" And it seemed the only person not making a big deal and crying about it was the man himself.

The show was pretty much a pablum fest from start to finish, and there was a real shortage of sequences showing the actual challenges of the race and few truly heroic moments and visual telling of the stories of the many teams who never made it for the on camera interviews - likely because they weren't invited to because they weren't there to whine and soap box for this or that cause or injustice or other nonsense. There were far too many violins and sad tales from the few select teams and participants who met the production's agenda and monopolized it to the detriment of the audience and other participants in the race.

A couple of the best scenes were when the Spanish [Team Summit] and Japanese [East Wind] teams showcased what heroism and intelligence in defeat are all about. Not the "Dad (tear, sniffle), we should consider stopping for your health - but we'll keep going for you" nonsense from Endure. [A little backbone, sonny, PLEASE.] Or the oh so tired "we'll keep going for all the people of color in the world," and whatever other pointless crusade was involved in each tired soap opera star's reason for being. Thought they were there for an endurance race.

The Kiwis were tough and exemplified that, there to race and win, not whimper and whine, so no surprise you didn't hear all that crap w/ a capital K coming from them. And you didn't hear it from the Spaniards (Team Summit) or the truly heroic Japanese team (East Wind) either. But instead of focusing on the RACE, Burnett & Company chose to focus the entire show on 4 or 5 teams who had an agenda or a "crusade" or "story to tell." Seriously? Really ruined a great opportunity there. Our family got so sick of it we stopped watching halfway through because of the non-stop, tedious, and totally boring soap box stories, diversions, and asides spewed out by the too many suffragettes disguised as athletes.

And couldn't help but notice that none of the Fijians bought into all the tired, psuedo-psycho-drama and angst promoted by the producers and soap box participants they paraded before the audience throughout this debacle. Burnett and Grylls: You really missed the boat on this one. Do us a favor and don't repeat.

For the record we also echo the sentiment of so many others who watched: The Kiwis should've been out of the race when they foundered on the last leg and called for rescue. They were tough, no doubt, relentless -- but they had to be rescued. That should have ended their bid, unless of course they wanted to swim for it or bail their boat to finish. But once rescued and taken to the safety of shore, they should've been out of the game. No excuse, there. The Canadians should have won, hands down. Especially when in other episodes other teams were plainly told, "If we rescue you, you're out."

The real winners in our book were the Japanese of East Wind, two of whose members contracted trench foot and had to crawl to the rescue chopper. And our salute to their team lead who had the sense to say "enough." Not like the Macy kid's team [Endure] who kept playing violins 5 times an episode and "pushing on" for dear old dad (and oh, yeah, did we mention he has Alzheimers?)

The other real winners were the Spaniards of Team Summit, who literally crawled into their last checkpoint, bruised, battered, and hypothermic. There were probably others equally deserving, as well. They just weren't interviewed or shown on camera because they didn't fit the production's narrative, and bravo for those types of competitors. Nothing but thumbs down and loud 'boos' for all the PC teams and participants who had to ruin it by constantly getting on their soap boxes and bore everyone to death with their drivel. That goes double for Burnett and Grylls, who orchestrated it and let it happen.
69 people found this helpful
Jil PenningtonReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just a more fancy copy of survivor where the team members criticize and tare each other apart.
Episode 1 began as an over view of the series and right off the bat the team members were taring and criticizing each other apart. thought this was going to be lie the original program series, a serious attempt by supportive team members to get each other to the finish line. Disappointed &n won't watch.
61 people found this helpful
OmdrzReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Epic Endurance Racing
Excellent show and race. Teams are very interesting and dynamic. This isn't a scavenger hunt type of race, this is real endurance racing. Show is VERY well done from start to finish - these athletes are incredible, no question about it. Much more fun to watch than an iron man. Can't wait to see where they race next season!
65 people found this helpful
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