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Zachary Fowler wins History’s Alone after emotional reunion with wife

Zachary cries as he hugs wife Jami after she surprised him in the Alone finale
Fowler cries as he hugs wife Jami after she surprised him in Patagonia to tell him he’d won

Zachary Fowler has won Season 3 of History’s epic survival show Alone — finding out he was victorious in an emotional reunion with his wife in Patagonia.

The 36-year-old boat builder from Appleton, Maine, was one of the final three surviving contestants going into the season finale alongside Megan Hanacek and Carleigh Fairchild.

But he emerged victorious after surviving 87 days alone in the South American wilderness.

He found out he had won when wife Jami surprised him by walking up to him from behind as he spoke to the camera about how much he missed her and his daughters Abigail and Sparrow.

Megan tapped out earlier in the episode, while Carleigh was later removed for medical reasons.

Fowler and Jami hug during their emotional reunion in Patagonia
Fowler and Jami hug during their emotional reunion in Patagonia
Fowler pumps the air and howls after getting over the initial shock of winning
Fowler pumps the air and howls after getting over the initial shock of winning
Jami looks on as Zachary tells her about his experiences during his time alone
Jami looks on as Fowler tells her about his experiences during his time alone

As Fowler and Jami were flown out by helicopter over snow-capped peaks, she looked at the breathtaking scenery and said: “It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.”

Fowler replied without skipping a beat: “That’s what I thought when I saw you as I turned around.”

He said after winning: “I don’t really consider myself a survivalist. Some people, they just want to take a knife and go off into the woods and see how long they can make it.

“That was never one of my interests. I wanted to be able to survive any situation. If there’s something that you want it’s not something that you accomplish in one night.

“It doesn’t matter your pace, it doesn’t matter your strengths, your weaknesses — as long as you just keep pushing forward, you know, you’re achieving something.”

He added: “This has been the best experience of my life.”

Read our exclusive interview with Fowler here, where he talks about his experiences on History’s gruelling show. Also check out our exclusive chats with MeganCarleigh and Callie North .


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