Phil Keoghan born 31 May 1967) is a New Zealand-born television personality, best known for hosting the U.S. version of The Amazing Race on CBS, since its 2001 debut. He is also the creator and host of No Opportunity Wasted, which has been produced in the United States, New Zealand, and Canada. He has won eight Emmy Awards for his work.
From 28 March to 9 May 2009, Keoghan performed in “Ride Across America”, in partnership with several organizations including GNC, to raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Keoghan and others biked 3,500 miles from Los Angeles to New York City, averaging 100 miles per day. Keoghan stopped in 39 cities en route, attending various events and participating in casting for season 15 of The Amazing Race; the ride culminated a day before the finale of season 14. The event raised $500,000, with over $400,000 coming from in-store donations during the ride. His documentary movie The Ride about his ride across America, premiered on 3 February 2011.
Phil is helping give young athletes around the world the chance to fulfill their dreams as professional cyclists. Cycling is a sport that takes a lot of support and one of the items on Phil’s list is to create such an environment that these athletes can take a risk and chase their dreams.
Phil Keoghan’s Amazing Involvement in the
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