The teams are going blue vs. black and no one is guaranteed to keep their trainers. This week Alison starts the teams off in the mud with a pop challenge. Winning this challenge allows you to pick your trainer. Anything after that means a coin toss will determine your team color and last place could split you from your trainer and partner. Tara wins giving her the opportunity to pick her trainer. With a steady 100 points, Kristin takes the lead and leaves Helen for last place. Jillian‘s new black team consists of Tara, Laura, Sione, Filipe, Helen, and Mike, who was separated from his father. Bob’s new blue team includes Kristin, Cathy, Mandi, Aubrey and Ron.
The first blue vs. black challenge was one for the Biggest Loser record books. It is the longest challenge on Biggest Loser to date, with the contestants biking for 24 continuous hours. The winning team to bike the most miles will win a three pound advantage at this week’s weigh-in, as well as custom bikes for their entire team. Biking a total of 264 miles was the blue team, but that wasn’t enough to catch the black team who had biked more than 300 miles to win this week’s challenge. Stay tuned for my recap of the second half of episode 8 tomorrow.
See Coleen’s Biggest Loser Week 8 Part I recap.
February 25th, 2009