Michael Strahan once told E! News he has learned to have fun with life. Judging by his latest appearance on The Tonight Show, he certainly has. 

The retired football pro didn't take a seat on Jimmy Fallon's couch, but on an oversized tricycle Wednesday night for a school-themed showdown. 

To the dismay of In celebration of kids' first days of school taking place around the country, the two television personalities hopped onto adult-sized tricycles to race through the halls of a faux late-night school. 

With 20 pounds of books on their backs, they took off, pedaling their way through a maze of lockers and unruly young students armed with paper airplanes.  

Next, it was time to weave around an active marching band and then venture through the side of the school littered with students cutting class. 

Despite all of the barriers in their way, one man finished with a victory—but it may not be the athlete you're expecting. 

While Strahan was the expected frontrunner in this race, it was Fallon who crossed the finish line first. Not to fret—the Good Morning America co-host took the loss in stride. 

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As a man with many public roles, the 44-year-old former LIVE! co-host doesn't seem to have a problem with the spotlight, no matter where his career takes him. However, as he revealed to Fallon, there was a time when applause scared Michael. 

"When I was a kid and I played football and I was 7 and 8, I cried the entire game," he said. "I didn't like the applause. I didn't like the cheering. It scared me. I didn't like the attention and I still don't in some ways."

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