On BBC3, for the last 8 weeks a show called "Last man standing" has been running. (Or Last One Standing on the Discovery Channel) Six men from around the western world, athletes, particpated in 8 grueling competitions from the most remote tribes of the world. I saw them wrestle in Mongolia, canoe racing for 2 days straight in Papua New Guinea, kickboxing with only the soles of their feet in India and trying to excel in 5 other extraordinary competitions. Always fighting against the locals. My favorite was Rajko from the UK, but the American BMX racer Jason in the end took home the title of the last man standing. He won the same amount of events as Rajko and Brad, but was voted by his fellow athletes as the best.
I was truely impressed by the struggles these men went through in a year. Each time learning a new "sport" in a week and competing against local people who grew up living and breathing these ancient sporting events. They traveled the whole world together and I can only imagine what an impact this must have had on their lives. If you can catch this anywhere, try to see it. It's worth it. Trust me ;-)