Million Dollar Mile: Week 2 Recap, Highlights of LeBron James, Tim Tebow’s Show

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Former Florida football player Tim Tebow speaks to fans after he was inducted in the Ring of Honor at Florida Field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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CBS’ Million Dollar Mile was back in action on Wednesday night after 4.07 million viewers tuned in for the series premiere last week, according to the Hollywood Reporter‘s Rick Porter.

The show, produced by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment, turns athletes loose onto the streets of downtown Los Angeles.

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is splitting his time between serving as the show’s enthusiastic host and pursuing a baseball career in the New York Mets system.

Each contestant (“runner”) navigates an obstacle-laden mile-long course for the chance to win up to $1 million. Not only do runners have to complete the course, but they must also do so without getting caught by “Defenders,” tasked with catching them to end the game.

The first to take on the course in Week 2 was 28-year-old marathon runner Logan Cohen from New York City against 32-year-old Defender Orla Walsh, a former Division I cross country, track and soccer athlete. Cohen began with Spiraling Up as her first obstacle, while Walsh waited for Cohen’s two-minute head start to expire.

Walsh arrived at Spiraling Up while Cohen was still completing it, but Cohen was able to bank $10,000 by completing the man-made spiral before Walsh caught her.

Disconcerted by Walsh’s speed, Cohen headed to the exit obstacle. The exit obstacle requires competitors to climb a 15-story wall before ziplining back to Tebow. Cohen sprinted to the finish line just before Walsh caught her and went home with $10,000.

Next, Tebow was joined on stage by a fellow former Division I quarterback. Kellen Pagel, 28, from Strongsville, Ohio, played college football at both Bowling Green and the UMass before concussions ended his football career prematurely.

Enticed by the opportunity to compete in the national spotlight, Pagel accepted the Million Dollar challenge and had to outrun 20-year-old Defender Veejay Jones, the youngest Spartan Race winner in history.

Pagel traipsed toward the Energy Bars, a 100-yard jungle gym-esqu