Mitch Fowler is the world’s fastest speedrunner for the NES classic Super Mario Bros. 3, but there’s one challenge the game has surely never presented him: a three-way race between himself, a team of professional relay runners, and Stephen Colbert with a Hot Pocket. But this is exactly what he faced when he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night on CBS.

In the seven-minute video, Fowler competed in a three-way race as he tried to complete Super Mario Bros. 3 before Columbia University’s men’s relay team could complete a race and Stephen Colbert could cook and eat a Hot Pocket.

Will Fowler come out on top? Find out in the intense, very-high-stakes competition, which can be seen above.

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