MrBeast's $20,000 rollercoaster marathon challenge fails miserably - but still pays up - Dexerto

MrBeast’s $20,000 rollercoaster marathon challenge fails miserably – but still pays up

Published: 18/Aug/2019 16:02 Updated: 18/Aug/2019 16:28

by Andy Williams


Offering $20,000 to the group of friends that could stay on a rollercoaster the longest seems straightforward enough, but popular YouTube sensation MrBeast’s latest challenge didn’t quite go to plan when matters took an unexpected turn.

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Originally popularized by his ‘Counting to 100,000’ video that was posted back in 2017, Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has amassed over 22 million subscribers on YouTube.

Since posting the 23-hour long feature video, the 21-year-old has become somewhat known for his spontaneous charitable gestures by frequently donating to the homeless, animal shelters and Twitch streamers.

MrBeast (YouTube)Donaldson took over 40 hours to count to 100,000.
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However, the American’s most recent escapades primarily involve setting ad-lib challenges to strangers in exchange for sizable monetary rewards.


In a video that saw two teams of four compete against each other in a rollercoaster marathon, MrBeast documented the battle of guts (and wits) from the point-of-view of the competitors.

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Both teams surpassed a whopping 100 laps before the contest was brought to an unexpected halt, after hearing that the park would be closing imminently — something which was apparently not accounted, despite the intention of an endless marathon.

Not one to bail on promise, MrBeast ensured that the $20,000 was still up for grabs — in what will likely be the most lucrative and intense game of rock, paper, scissors these competitors will ever face. 


Albeit a somewhat fortuitous happening for the winning team, the prize money attained from the challenge was well-earned nonetheless.

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Since its posting, the video has exceeded over 11 million views (and rising) in less than 24 hours. 

Proving popular among the masses, another obscure MrBeast challenge could be soon on the horizon, as targeting intrigue proves to be a profitable venture for him on YouTube.