Phil Keoghan has been the impeccably dressed and proper host for 20 seasons of CBS’s The Amazing Race. On February 18, audiences will see him in a different role: as the subject of a new documentary, The Ride, which follows Keoghan as he bikes across America with a team of four other people.
Keoghan set out with the goal of raising $1 million in funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and awareness for a disease that affects approximately 400,000 Americans. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, debilitating illness that attacks the central nervous system and can appear in children as well as adults.
In The Ride, Keoghan travels from Los Angeles to the East coast with his father, his training partner Ben, cameraman and best friend Scott, and a protective former highway patrolman named Greg. Their journey takes them through 39 cities in 40 days. Along the way, Keoghan battles exhaustion, numerous spills, and even a dangerous crash in Ohio that leaves him bloodied and shaken.
Keoghan, a native New Zealander, began his career as a camera assistant and has since worked in over 100 countries as an actor, host, producer, director, author and speaker. He has also won eight Emmy awards for his work as a producer and host of The Amazing Race.
Watch Keoghan and his team reach the $1 million goal for MS on the February 18 premiere of The Ride, airing on Showtime at 8 pm, ET/PT.
Source: Tulsa World