This was the first time that Tornado Run had been on Global Guts. To save time, the event was run with all three players on the track simultaneously. One obstacle required that the players step on the lilypads to avoid jumping in the water. Instead of waiting for the other players to complete this task, the players ended up splashing through the water and getting their shoes wet. When they rounded the corner, they all slipped and fell. This injured Katya and she was unable to complete the event. In this version of Tornado Run, for the last obstacle, the players were jump through the first net and then climb over the entire second net (approx. 8 ft off the ground). For safety reasons, during the next Tornado Run, players would be timed and have individual runs. During the nets, they would only need to jump through two holes and no longer needed to climb to the top of the second net.
Due to Katya's injury, this is the only Global Guts episode to feature three males competing.
Stepan is the only competitor ever to receive a perfect score for all the events he competed in but failed to receive the gold medal.
He is also the only competitor who didn't "spill his guts". Katya "spilled her guts" after the first event instead because she was still in the competition at that time.