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PBA legend EJ Feihl revealed as TAR PH leg greeter

PBA legend EJ Feihl joins Phil Keoghan in congratulating Riley and Maddison McKibbin for winning the first ever The Amazing Race "city sprint". Screen capture from CBS live stream
By Ivan Saldajeno

(Warning: This contains spoilers from the recent episode of The Amazing Race, which was broadcast on Thursday. Read at your own risk.)

MANILA--A familiar face to Filipino basketball fans was seen during the climax of the Philippine leg of this The Amazing Race season.

PBA legend EJ Feihl greeted the racers as they made the pit stop mat at the Lapu-Lapu Circle inside Rizal Park here.

"Honored ako na napili ako para maging greeter," the first local seven-footer to grace the top tier league told Dugout Philippines right after the leg wrapped up back in 2018.

Feihl, who first made waves in the UAAP for University of Santo Tomas and Adamson before providing some significant inside presence for the Ginebra and Purefoods franchises early into his PBA career, joined the likes of former presidential daughter Luli Arroyo as Filipinos who welcomed the racers at the pit stop.

The latest Philippine leg of The Amazing Race, which was finally aired in the United States on Thursday (Philippine Time) after two years of wait, marked the debut of the "city sprint", a leg where there is no Detour, in which the teams have to choose between two tasks, and no Road Block, in which one person must do the challenge, in it.

The remaining four teams traveled around this city with one stopover at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay during the city sprint.

Volleyball players Riley and Maddison McKibbin won the leg and made the Final 3.

On the other hand, former NFL players DeAngelo Williams and Gary Barnidge, who played together for the Carolina Panthers, were knocked out of the Philippine leg after taking a challenge penalty for failing to complete a crucial memory task in Mehan Garden.

The highlights of the final leg of TAR's 32nd season, which took place in New Orleans, will be aired next Thursday.

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