Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama compete in physical challenge for Let's Move initiative
by Allyson Koerner
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It must be the month that every talk show host challenges Michelle Obama to a fitness duel. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Fallon took on the first lady in a strenuous competition to see who was more fit.

While on Fallon’s show, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Mrs. Obama and the funny guy set no limits for their contest, which included a stair race, push-ups, tug of war, hula hooping, dodge ball and the epic potato sack race.

Do we really have to say who won? Yes, of course Obama kicked Fallon’s butt. In addition to being a highly entertaining segment, the whole point was to promote the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative that encourages healthy eating habits and physical fitness for children.

When Fallon heard the first lady speaking about her campaign he felt motivated to go head-to-head with her.

“I’m pretty much willing to make a complete fool out of myself to get our kids moving. We can’t tell them to run around outside when we’re lying on the couch watching TV,” Obama said.

Well, she has done just that to get her point across. You may remember last week on “Ellen” Obama beat Ellen DeGeneres in a push-up contest, so it was no surprise to see her demolish Fallon.

Who would you like to see next challenge the first lady?

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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