20 New Athletes Leave Everything Behind for a Chance to Turn Their Dream into Reality and Become the New Exatlon Champion

The Third Season Will Feature a New Location and Debut More Challenging Parkour Courses


MIAMI, FL – July 23, 2019 – Telemundo announced the return of the hit reality-sports competition, Exatlon, slated to premiere Monday, August 19 at 7pm/6c. Hosted by sports commentator, Erasmo Provenza, the intense and entertaining family-friendly program will seek to find the participant with the strongest physical and mental skills using a series of obstacle courses and extreme life conditions set in total isolation from the rest of the world. The winner will receive a US $200,000 grand prize. The audience and fans of the show can keep up with the latest news about Exatlon on, Instagram @ExatlonEstadosUnidos and Twitter @ExatlonTVEEUU.

“The success of the past two seasons really pushed us to up our game, which is why we are coming back reloaded with new and more challenging parkour courses, set in a new location with a diverse range of natural habitats. We are sure fans will enjoy this exciting and family-friendly show and come together once again to support their favorites,” said Ronald Day, EVP of Entertainment, Telemundo Networks.

Telemundo also introduced the first two contestants:

  • Norma Palafox (Famous Team) – 20-year-old Mexican soccer player and member of the Chivas team from Guadalajara. After watching Exatlon, Palafox decided to put her professional career on hold to audition for the sports-reality competition.

“After watching the show I knew I had to participate. My mom was my main motivation, pushing me and believing I have what it takes to become the new Exatlon champion” – Norma Palafox

  • Javier Lucero (Contenders Team) – 30-year old retired US Marine, married and father of two. Originally from Colombia, he joined the armed forces after graduating high school and got deployed twice to Afghanistan. After serving for 5 years, he studied Criminal Justice and is now a policeman in the city of Las Vegas.

“Being a cop is a great honor. There is a large Hispanic community and it makes me proud to know that I can support and help them. Exatlon is a new opportunity to represent my community and make my daughters proud” – Javier Lucero

The third installment of Exatlon will take place in a new location with renovated and more challenging parkour courses that will test the competitors’ physical, mental and competitive skills. The athletes will be divided into two teams of 10: the Famous Team will consist of outstanding professional athletes and title holders, and the Contenders Team will be made up by aspiring and amateur athletes. Every week, one contestant will be eliminated until only one winner remains.

Produced by Acunmedya for Telemundo, Exatlon will air Monday through Fridays and Sundays of elimination at 7pm/6c.