Two real contenders for the Superstars title emerged from heat three.
Despite the battling efforts of badminton ace Simon Archer, Alain Baxter and Jamie Baulch dominated this field.
Baxter, the British skier, tasted success four times, excelling in events as varied as the gym tests and the mountain biking.
And, when he fell short, 400m runner Baulch stepped into the breach, winning the football, the 800m and the swim.
Baulch was at least made to sweat by Archer, who forced him into a dead-heat for second spot in the kayak.
But the other athletes were well off the pace.
Former track star Derek Redmond looked humiliation in the face when snooker's Paul Hunter threatened to overtake him.
And he was not the only one to feel the Hunter's cold stare.
Rugby veteran Gavin Hastings will have nightmares about the 100m for ages, after losing out in a photo finish to the cuesman from Leeds.
Jamie Delgado represented the tennis world in solid fashion.
But Caribbean cricket star Jimmy Adams was pretty relaxed about the whole affair, which was just as well because he was comprehensively out-kayaked by - of all people - jockey Richard Dunwoody.