For those who have been following the Walking With the Wounded South Pole challenge that Alexander Skarsgard is participating in, the race element of the challenge has been suspended after 5 days of progress. While team leader Ed Parker said that all three teams had been making sufficient progress on the trek, the unexpectedly rough terrain was proving more wearing than expected as the teams tried to race one another to the finish. In order to safeguard people’s health and safety, he has decided that the three teams will combine as a single unit at check point #2 and continue the challenge from there as a cohesive unit rather than competing against one another. The goal will be for all members of all three teams to make it to the South Pole safely. For the detailed statement from Walking With the Wounded on the suspension of the race elements of the challenge, go their website.