While racing through Scotland in February 2020, teams receive shocking and unprecedented news — for the first time in the show's history, "The Amazing Race" suspends production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the $1 million prize on the line, the final three teams travel to New Orleans where, after visiting 11 countries, 17 cities and travelling more than 33,000 miles, one team will be crowned the winners of THE AMAZING RACE.
Teams race through Asunción, Paraguay when they compete in a series of switchback Detours from season 20, where they must either stack a pyramid of watermelons or perform a traditional Paraguayan bottle dance.
With the $1 million on the line, the final four teams race through London, where they take a helicopter ride to Dover Castle, and through Detroit, where they rappel nearly 500 feet down the Guardian Building. The team to cross the finish line first will be crowned the winners!
With the one million dollars on the line, the final four teams race through Hong Kong and San Francisco on the quest to cross the final finish line first. After 10 countries, 21 cities and more than 29,000 miles, host Phil Keoghan will crown one team the winners of the 30th Race around the world.
It's Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure (1)
Episode 11 - 2-21-2018
With the one million dollars on the line, the final four teams race through Hong Kong and San Francisco on the quest to cross the final finish line first. After 10 countries, 21 cities and more than 29,000 miles, host Phil Keoghan will crown one team the winners of the 30th Race around the world.
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The First Rule of the Amazing Race Club (2)
Episode 10 - 2-14-2018
It's a first as the Racers travel to Bahrain. While on the road, one team's game is on the line when one of them misplaces their passport.
The First Rule of the Amazing Race Club (1)
Episode 9 - 2-14-2018
It's a first as the Racers travel to Bahrain. While on the road, one team's game is on the line when one of them misplaces their passport.
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All's Fair in Love and War (2)
Episode 8 - 2-07-2018
For the first time, Racers swap teammates for an entire leg. Also, the game becomes ruthless with another double U-turn.
The milestone 30th season of THE AMAZING RACE kicks off from Washington Square Park in New York City with some of the most competitive and accomplished group of racers ever to take on the Race. Teams travel to their first destination, Iceland, where they must traverse a massive canyon high above the Geitargljufur River.
In season 29, in a brand-new twist, all 22 Racers are complete strangers who will meet on the starting line. Before “GO,”Racers will immediately compete in a challenge that will determine the order for picking a Teammate, based on nothing but first impressions. These new pairs of Teammates will then have mere moments to learn their traveling companion's name before beginning a race around the world that will span 9 countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles.
Racers travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania where teams build and deliver desks to a local school. Also, tensions rise when teams face a blind double U-turn, and one team's Race may be in jeopardy when they misplace their passports.
As the final three teams race from Shenzhen, China to Santa Barbara, California for the final leg of the Race, they face a gut-wrenching leap of faith: jump off a building more than 150 feet high and perform a harrowing task of synchronized mountaineering.
The Amazing Race 26 is the upcoming twenty-sixth instalment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. In this season, the teams will consist of eleven dating couples, with five of the teams meeting for the first time in a blind date, in a race around the world for a US$1 million grand prize.
Monster Truck Heroes
Episode 12 - 5-15-2015
The final teams race to the finish line for the $1,000,000 prize.
Season 26 begins with 11 dating couples, including five pairs who meet for the first time at the starting line at California's Castaic Lake. The pairs fly to Tokyo on the first leg of the race and face a U-Turn.
The race continues in Copenhagen where the dentists realize they may need to use their "Save" during a painstaking Detour. Later, one team's lack of communication leads to a massive meltdown on the mat.
Eleven all-star teams compete for a chance to win the $1 million top prize as the 24th season begins. However, in a dramatic twist, one duo won't make it to the starting line. The other pairs jet off to Guangzhou, China.
The 23rd season begins in Los Angeles with 11 two-member teams flying to Chile where they take to the sky for paragliding. Also: Misreading a clue lands one pair up a creek without a paddle; and the race heats up when one team steals another duo's taxi.
After the final four teams go bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland, one team's race comes to an end; the three remaining teams scour historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.; the winning team is determined. Part one of two.
The ten remaining teams continue their race through Bora Bora, where one team comes face to face with their fear of deep water. Meanwhile, another team experiences navigational problems on the water, opening the door for a possible comeback from the two penalised teams from the previous leg.
Eleven new teams begin racing on the twenty-second edition of The Amazing Race. Their first stop is the island paradise of Bora Bora, where rows of sandcastles threaten to be the downfall of multiple teams. Meanwhile, in a race first, the winner of the first leg is awarded two Express Passes, one of which must be delegated to another team.
As the competition heats up in Moscow, James and Abba continue on their quest to recover a lost passport. Meanwhile, an ankle injury takes its toll on one racer and threatens the team’s ability to finish a challenge.
Teams endure a steamy detour in Istanbul to keep their race from getting scrubbed. Meanwhile, after finishing last on the previous leg, Josh and Brent must overcome a tasty Speed Bump in order to keep their hopes of racing alive.
As Team's arrive in Bangladesh, the game gets heated as one Racer's enthusiasm pushes their competition to the breaking point. Meanwhile, one Team performs the unpleasant task of working as "rat collectors."
As Teams continue racing through Indonesia, they discover that it's every Team for themselves as they encounter a Double U-Turn, and Teams start to feel the heat of the Race as their heads are set ablaze.
The pressure hits an all-time high as Teams discover that a new twist will allow one Team to possibly win a $2 million grand prize. Meanwhile, one team's act of kindness comes back to haunt them, on the season premiere.
The Amazing Race 20 is the twentieth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 20 features eleven teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The twentieth Race premiered on Sunday, February 19, 2012. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the two-hour season finale on May 6, 2012. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.
It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires (2)
Episode 12 - 5-06-2012
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It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires (1)
Episode 11 - 5-06-2012
The final four Teams battle for the $1 million prize in a grueling two-hour season finale that starts in Japan and concludes in Hawaii, where Teams hit the waves to put their rescue mission skills to the test.
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Piazza Castello in Turin, Italyand make their way via train and car to the German state of Bavaria, with Bopper and Mark knowing a Speed Bump awaits them.
The Amazing Race 19 is the nineteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 19 features eleven teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The 19th season premiered on September 25, 2011. The nineteenth cycle started on Sunday, September 25, 2011. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on December 11, 2011. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Go Out and Get It Done
Episode 12 - 12-11-2011
After racing through 4 continents, 20 cities and nearly 40,000 miles, the final three teams race to Atlanta, Ga.
Fearing they have broken the rules, one team takes a risk that could cost them the Race. Meanwhile, an unwanted speed bump turns into a dream excursion for Liz and Marie, but will it push them even farther back.
Indonesia! Elephants! And one corker of a challenge that threatens to break the spirits of quite a few teams. The nine remaining teams depart from the Kraton Palace in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and continue on the third leg of The Amazing Race.
The teams depart from the National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei, Taiwan, and travel to Yogyakarta, Indonesia with the knowledge that a double-elimination awaits at the Pit Stop. A Roadblock makes racers spelunk into Goa Jomblang to find a mask and dagger to trade for the next clue, which Bill and Cathi have to await to do when confronted with their Speed Bump. The Detour gives everyone a choice to either "Shake Their Money Maker" by dancing and playing music in the streets for donations, or "Be a Ticket Taker" by parking rider's motorbikes. However, following directions when giving their earnings to an orphanage in exchange for the Pit Stop proves tricky for most, leading to a scramble to check in at Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat.
The Amazing Race 18 is the eighteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 18 featured eleven teams of two – each returning from a previous edition for the first time since Season 11 – in a race around the world for a $1 million prize. The eighteenth cycle started on Sunday, February 20, 2011. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET/PT with the two-hour season finale on May 8, 2011. The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan.
This is Where It Ends (2)
Episode 12 - 5-08-2011
The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.
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This Is Where It Ends (1)
Episode 11 - 5-08-2011
The final four teams race through Rio de Janeiro before heading to the finish line in Miami as the season concludes.
Continuing with the clue Phil provided at the Eternal Tower in Lijiang, China, the teams head back to Kunming with the knowledge there would be a Double U-Turn ahead. A long wait for a train turned into a friendly basketball game with Flight Time and Big Easy. Pointed from the Dounan Flower Market to the Golden Horse and Jade Cock arches, the Detour awaited: teams could "Honor the Past" by arranging dolls by memory only to match a traditional Tibetan dance troupe, or "Embrace the Future" by assembling a solar water heater. Directed to the Stone Forest from the clue at the Double U-Turn, the Roadblock required safe assembly of a model of a dilophosaurus to earn the location of the Pit Stop: Green Lake Park.
The 18th season begins with 11 former teams who failed to win returning for a chance to claim the $1 million prize. The race starts in Palm Springs, Cal., and continues in Sydney, Australia, where the teams swim with sharks and receive a surprise from Phil at the pit stop.
The Amazing Race 17 is the seventeenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 17 features 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The seventeenth cycle started on Sunday, September 26, 2010. It aired on CBS in the United States in a special 90-minute episode; then returned to its normal hour-long format the following week on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on December 12, 2010. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race.
Episode 12 - 12-12-2010
The final three teams soar to new heights over Southern California, competing in the final leg for a shot at the million-dollar prize and, for two teams, the chance to become the first ever all-female team to win the series.
The remaining teams continue racing in Leg 3, where a challenging detour tests one couple's relationship, while another team's Racer requires medical attention, threatening their position in the competition.
The Amazing Race 16 is the sixteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 16 features eleven teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The sixteenth cycle started on Sunday, February 14, 2010. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on May 9, 2010, and in Canada, the show premiered on the A-Channel, not CTV, but it returned to CTV after the Winter Olympics concluded. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Huger Than Huge
Episode 12 - 5-09-2010
With the million-dollar prize on the line, Racers come face-to-face with Darth Vader, and Teams drop all pretense of friendliness after a cut in line cuts into another Team's time while an angry confrontation awaits another at the finish line, on the 16th season finale of THE AMAZING RACE
A World War I reenactment - complete with air attacks, gunfire and explosions - tests the Racers' nerves, and one Team finds that their cocky attitude may cost them dearly when a Blind U-Turn comes into play
Eleven Teams depart Los Angeles for Chile, where Racers find themselves dangling 120 feet in the air, battling exhaustion and their fear of heights in order to stay alive in the game, and one Team discovers that Brazilian currency will not get them very far in Chile
The Amazing Race 15 is the fifteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 15 featured 12 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The fifteenth cycle started on Sunday, September 27, 2009, with a two hour premiere. It aired on CBS in the United States, and CTV in Canada. The Amazing Race 15 aired on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on December 6, 2009. The show is again hosted by Phil Keoghan. In Asia, it was on-air on AXN.
Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound!
Episode 11 - 12-06-2009
A million dollars is at the final three teams' fingertips as they count out a maddening amount of poker chips and race to see "Mr. Las Vegas," who holds the final clue to the one million dollar prize.
The lack of cooperation hinders one team's efforts at an explosive Detour. Also, during the series' first ever "Switchback," Teams return to one of the most infamous Roadblocks in the history of the show.
The seven remaining teams depart the Souk Madinat Jumeirah pitstop, staying in Dubai. The Roadblock involving retrieving a watch to use to unlock a briefcase and Detours of weighing a half-millon dollars in gold or assembling a dozen hookahs are made even worse by stifling 130° heat. But Mika faces the ultimate test of courage when a six-story waterslide clashes with her dual fears of water and heights.
The eight remaining teams must now travel to Dubai and find the world's tallest building. One team takes advantage of the only Fast Forward on the entire race. Then they travel out into the desert and search for water. Later, the teams head to Ski Dubai, a stark contrast to the 120 degree desert outside.
The Amazing Race 14 is the fourteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 14 featured 11 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. The season premiered on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and aired on Sunday nights with the season finale on May 10, 2009. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant
Episode 8 - 4-12-2009
The remaining five teams continue on with the race, this time heading for Bangkok, Thailand. The teams participate in task required them to perform karaoke. After making a critical mistake, Mark and Michael get into an argument over their commitment to the race.
The six remaining teams depart India and travel to another sweltering location: Phuket, Thailand. A task forces teams to get up close and personal with a tiger. Margie suffers a collapse due to the intense heat.
She's a Little Scared of Stick, But I Think She'll Be OK!
Episode 5 - 3-15-2009
Having shaken off the shock of the fourth elimination, the seven remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at the Theater of Musical Comedy in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, and receive a clue instructing them to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The eight remaining teams set off from the Vila Panoramic and receive a clue instructing them to fly through Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia and then travel to the hydroelectric dam depicted on the back of Russia's ten ruble note.
The remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at the Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria and receive a clue instructing them to travel by train to Munich and then fly 700 miles to Bucharest, Romania.
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in Stechelberg in the Burmese Alps and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Munich, Germany and then drive to Ruhpolding, where they will ride a cable car to the top of the mountain. A scramble for flights results in eight teams boarding the earliest-arriving flight, with two lagging behind.
The Amazing Race 13 is the 13th installment of the reality television competition series The Amazing Race. It featured 11 teams of two, each with a preexisting relationship, in a race around the world. The 13th season was part of the fall line-up for 2008-09 season and premiered Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting on September 28, 2008 and the season finale aired on December 7, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
You Look Like Peter Pan
Episode 11 - 12-07-2008
The final three teams, Nick & Starr Spangler, Andrew Lappitt & Dan Honig amd Ken & Tina Greene set off from their Pit Stop at VDNKh Park and receive a clue instructing them to fly to their final destination city: Portland, Oregon. All teams make the same flight, connecting them through Frankfurt, to reach Portland. Once there, the teams travel to a local adventure park. At this point, one team faces taxi difficulties that essentially put them out of the race. At the adventure park, all teams complete a Detour choice requiring them to overcome their fear of heights by traversing a log high in the air. They then travel by taxi to The Bridge of the Gods, where their fear of heights is again tested, this time by a 2,000 foot zip-line ride to an island. At this island, the teams were faced with a complicated task-- a game board testing their memory of the events throughout the race. The race contained ten game pieces, each representing a leg of the race and behind each was a symbol representing either Route Info, Roadblock, Detour or Pit Stop. Teams had to search through 150 clue boxes for pictures to place in the appropriate spots on the game-board. Each time they placed a correct picture, a green light would appeared and they were able to move on to the next one. Upon completing this task, teams found a clue that directed them to travel to the Portland Building and search for a green dinosaur. They then searched on foot for a Russian food cart and finally a donut shop before receiving the clue directing them to the finish line at a local mansion. The results come down to a taxi race for the finish.
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in a public park in Moscow, Russia and receive a clue instructing them to travel a retired Russian nuclear submarine and find an actor that appeared in the film The Hunt for Red October. Upon completing this task, the teams receive a clue directing them to the Park Iskusstv, also known as the Graveyard of Fallen Monuments. Here, one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock that tests powers of observation. All teams complete the task, but one racer makes a critical error-- losing the bag containing his team's money and passports. This team struggles to remain in the race, begging for money, as the teams complete a Detour task involving Russia's public transportation. Ultimately, they are unable to recover from this blow and are eliminated in the field, never completing the Detour or reaching the Pit Stop.
At the Old Square in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the four teams racing in the ninth leg receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 2,000 miles to Moscow, Russia. All teams make the same flight and then travel to a monastery, lighting a candle to receive their next clue. Along the way, one team begins experiencing taxi difficulties that persist throughout the leg. For the leg's Detour, the teams travel to the Kolosok Camp, a decommissioned military base. One team struggles mightily, switching and stumbling several times before finally completing one of the two tasks. Teams were then instructed to travel to the Zhukovsky bakery in the city of Zhukovsky. Here, they faced a Roadblock where one member of each team had to undertake a taxing haul. Ultimately, after a series of mistakes, one team checked in last at the Pit Stop, but was pleased to learn that they were not eliminated.
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at Humayun's Tomb in Old Delhi, India and receive a clue instructing them to fly Almaty, Kazakhstan and then find a chicken factory. A mad scramble for flights ensues, but is ultimately rendering meaningless when all teams make the 7 A.M. opening time for the leg's first task. One team leaps ahead after claiming the Fast Forward in an eating challenge, while another that attempted the task falls dangerously behind. Upon completing a chicken filled Roadblock, the teams travel by giant crane trucks to the Koktobe Arch and receive a clue delivered by a trained falcon. Much mooing ensues when several teams take part in a task requiring the racers to dress in a cow costume. One team makes a critical error in reading the clue and is turned back from the leg's Pit Stop-- the Old Square. Ultimately, however, another team is unable to come back from having lagged behind and is eliminated from the race
The remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Baha'i House and receive a clue instructing them to travel to Deshbandhu Apartments. Once there, they participate in a Roadblock that frustrates several racers (including some not actually participating in the task) as they are pelted with various colored dyes. Upon completing this trial, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel into Old Delhi and find the Charity Birds Hospital and search through cages of injured birds for their next clue. At the hospital, most teams proceed forward with the leg's Detour, but one finds itself faced with a Speed Bump for having come in last in the previous leg. As this team struggles to make up time, the remaining teams struggle to varying degrees with the Detour tasks, one involving a confusing search for numbers and one involving the creation of hot chili powder. In the end, the final outcome is determined by one team's poor performance at finding the numbers. This team, which had previously been gaining momentum, is eliminated from the race
The six remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Bayon Temple in Siem Reap Cambodia and receive a clue instructing them to fly 2,000 miles to Delhi, India and then find a place called Moonlight Motors. All teams secure the same flight, but difficulties arise for some teams throughout the leg as they try to navigate the complicated streets of India. At Moonlight Motors, the racers face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to spray-paint a car. During this task, one racer's badgering of their partner causes them to fall dangerously behind. The teams then head to the Ambassador Hotel, where a doorman gives them a clue that leads them to a Detour. One team's ineptitude at their chosen task task causes them to lose valuable time, but another team loses even more due to continued navigational problems. In the end, this team checks in last at the Pit Stop, but is delighted to find that they are not eliminated (though the reprieve comes with a string attached.)
The seven remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop at Summer Hill in New Zealand and receive a clue instructing them to fly over 5,600 miles to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The teams scramble for flights, with one team that was running behind catching a critical flight that enables them to catch up with all other teams. In Siem Reap, the teams travel to a roadside pumping station where they're instructed to use a hand pump to fill a truck with 25 liters of fuel to receive their next clue. The teams are then driven in their trucks to Siem Reap Harbor and then make their way by motorized boats to the waterfront community of Kho Andeth. One team is forced to paddle after suffering a boat breakdown. At Kho Andeth, the teams face a Detour choice involving either gathering objects or hauling fish. The teams then travel to Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, to complete the roadblock. The teams race for the leg's Pit Stop, the Bayon Temple.
At the Pit Stop in La Paz, Bolivia, frustrations continue to build between two teams. The remaining teams receive a clue instructing them to fly 6,900 miles to Auckland, New Zealand. There, the teams face tricky nighttime navigation to the Gulf Harbor, where they must untie a Gordian knot. Inside the knots, the teams find a clue instructing them to travel to Mount Eden, a dormant volcano and Auckland's highest point. The knots also include a clue for the Fast Forward, which one team successfully completes, providing a break from the leg's challenging and often frustrating tasks. The other teams forge ahead with those tasks, first completing a detail-oriented Roadblock. They then travel to the City Life Hotel and search for Travelocity gnomes from the rooftops. After finding the gnomes, the teams receive a clue instructing them to drive to Kiwi 360°, a local landmark. The teams then face a Detour choice between two tasks that are both gruelingly physical in their own way. One racer is injured during one of these tasks, but plows ahead nevertheless. Ultimately, two teams fight it out on separate tasks late at night, but one ends up being too late and is eliminated from the race
The remaining teams are instructed to fly from Fortaleze, Brazil to La Paz, Bolivia, but not before a rivalry between two teams heats up at the Pit Stop. The teams fly 1,200 miles and find themselves in area that is over 12,000 feet above sea level, leaving some racers struggling to breathe the thin air. The teams camp beside a local statue and then take a newspaper delivery. They scour the newspapers for a clue, which instructs them to travel to the Narvaez Hat Shop in Plaza Mario and then purchase a traditional cholita hat to receive their next clue. This clue turns out to be a Detour, in which the teams face a choice between a task that is arduous but not overly physical or one likely to leave less physically inclined teams winded. After completing this tax, the teams travel by taxi eight miles to Los Titanes del Ring, where a Roadblock sends one member of each team up against a female wrestler. Many teams struggle at this task, but ultimately one team is done in not so much by their poor performance as by their failure to properly read the instructions given in a clue. They check in last at the Pit Stop, the hilltop park of Mirador el Monticulo, and are eliminated
The ten remaining teams take off from their Pit Stop in a seventh century fortress in Salvador, Brazil and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Fortaleza, Brazil. Tensions erupt when one team feels they secured an early flight for all teams and seeks a small compensation in return. Once in Fortaleza, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel to a beach known as Barraca d Manoel. Here, a Detour choice allows one team to set itself apart from the pack by providing a task suited to their skills. Later, a Roadblock requires searching for a clue hidden in plain sight. While some find the clue almost right away, others waste time searching for non-existent leads in distracting advertising information. One team twice makes time-wasting clue-reading mistakes, but ultimately another team is eliminated.
To start the thirteenth season of The Amazing Race, eleven teams are transported by classic cars to the Los Angeles Coliseum. After receiving a set of initial instructions, they all scramble for clues which direct them to travel on one of two flights to Salvador, Brazil. Several teams are excited to catch the earlier flight, but disappointed when a delay shaves an hour an a half off the three hour lead that they had hoped to enjoy. The teams are directed to find a sandwich shop called O Rei Do Pernil, where they then receive a task instructing them to become old school barristas. They deliver a cart to a man named India in a coffee shop called Parąca de Se, who then gives them a clue directing them to a Brazilian military base. The teams spend the night at the military base and then depart in three groups-- one leaving at 9 in the morning, one at 9:30 and a final one at 9:45. The teams find a church in Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador and also find a Detour involving a choice of upward or downward travel. One team makes a critical mistake at their task, forcing them to repeat previous actions. Ultimately, however, it is another team who is unable to overcome both their early mistakes and slow progress and is eliminated from the race
The Amazing Race 12 is the twelfth installment of winning reality television show The Amazing Race. The 12th season premiered on November 4, 2007 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It took the timeslot of the canceled CBS series Viva Laughlin. The finale aired on January 20, 2008 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The Final Push
Episode 11 - 1-20-2008
Ronald Hsu & Christina Hsu, TK Erwin & Rachel Rosales and Nicolas Fulks & Donald Jerousek are the three teams racing for the top prize of one million dollars. TK and Rachel have issues with a Detour, while Donald comes down Nicolas after he makes a mistake. Meanwhile, Ronald watches as Christina hangs on for her life in a challenging task.
The remaining teams continue in the penultimate leg of the race, with the guarantee that one team will be eliminated and the first three at the Pit Stop will be the final three racing for one million dollars. They take off from their Pit Stop in Osaka, Japan and receive a clue instructing them to travel to the Floating Garden of the Umeda Sky Garden. Its 10 A.M. opening time gives the lowest ranked team a great advantage and, upon arriving there, teams receive a clue instructing them to fly 1,000 miles to Taipei, Taiwan. Once in Taiwan, teams travel by high-speed rail to Taichung and then taxi to Acrobatics Jeep. One team, becoming increasingly infuriated by the placement of another, declares themselves to be "out for blood" and threatens to "rip the dreads" out of another racer's head. Teams face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to undergo two harrowing rides in stunt cars. They next take another high-speed rail trip, but one must complete a Speed Bump before continuing. All teams complete the Detour, in which they walk barefoot on jagged stone. They race for the Pit Stop at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Plaza, a monument to the late president of China. One team arrives last and receives the news that they have not reached the final three and are eliminated from the race.
The remaining teams continue in the eighth leg of the race. The continued stress of the race takes its toll on Ronald and Christina, causing them to revert to their old, poor communication. Kynt & Vyxsin use dirty play by resorting to "performance art" in an attempt to trick two competitors into purchasing tickets for a later flight, as they find themselves facing an additional task called the Speed Bump that will not have to be completed by any other teams. A "nail-biting race to the Pit Stop" is promised. The teams face various tasks in Mumbai, India, where tasks involve elephants and propane tanks.
The remaining five teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Stone Cross in Dubrovnik, Croatia and receive a clue instructing them to travel by ferry to Ancona, Italy. All teams must first travel by bus to Split, Croatia. All teams make the same ferry, but tricky driving in Ancona causes delays for several teams, such that only two have arrived when the Roadblock opens at 7 A.M. at the Roadblock. One racer struggles repeatedly at the Roadblock, while another team advances their position by opting for a Fast Forward that requires a major physical alteration. Along the way, teams receive a message from home on a Blackberry, which is not allowed to be used for any other purpose. One team is frustrated when they lose their clue. One racer becomes frustrated with their partner during a difficult driving situation, ordering them to "stop this car!" Another team faces a flat-tire, but overcomes the difficulty to avoid last place. The team checking into the Pit Stop at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy is surprised and delighted to learn that they are not eliminated, though less delighted to learn that they will be faced with an additional task on the next leg.
Five teams have already fallen by the wayside. The teams face mounting pressure as they race in the sixth leg. Azaria begins losing patience with Hendekea. Nathan and Jennifer reach a "breaking point" during a task that involves rowing.
The remaining teams tackle the fifth leg of the race. Ronald, already nursing an injury, takes a spill at a Detour task involving stilts. Shana and Jennifer have a harrowing moment involving an oncoming bus.
The remaining eight teams continued in the fourth leg of the race. Taking off from their Pit Stop in the village of Bingo, they received an offering of a chicken from a local chief and then were instructed to travel 100 miles by taxi Bouda Pelegtanga and find their next clue. Once there, teams were faced with a Detour that tested their skills at either panning for gold or rhythmic dancing. Some teams were slowed by a penalty when their dancing didn't measure up, while others zipped ahead. One team was hit with a new twist in the race requiring them to do additional work. Teams eventually traveled to the Tampouy Goat Market by taxi, where a Roadblock involving a goat proved frustrating for several racers. One team was unable to catch up after having lagged behind the entire race. They arrived at the Pit Stop at the Hotel de Ville and received the unfortunate news that they were eliminated.
The nine remaining teams continue in the third leg of the race. Leaving the relative familiarity of Europe, the teams now must travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in west Africa. Christina continues to have issues with her obstinate father. Lorena suffers a breakdown during a Roadblock involving camels.
The teams take off from the Pit Stop at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California and are instructed to fly to Shannon, Ireland. A flight delay leaves teams that thought they were ahead scrambling to catch up. The teams travel to the world's smallest church and then sign up for one of the three ferries departing the next morning. They're then directed to drive 42 miles to Cleggan farm where they must ride a tandem bike to a clue. One member of each team then completes a task that involves more biking -- highwire bicycling while their teammate rides below. Many teams are then frustrated by a task that requires them to fill a basket with fifteen pieces of peat and then transport it using a donkey. Controlling the donkeys proves more difficult for some teams than others and once again some leading teams take a plunge. Ultimately, one team is unable to recover from poor performance on this task and is eliminated from the race.
The Amazing Race 11 is the 11th installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 11 featured eleven teams of two — ten returning teams from previous editions, and a dating couple who had met and competed against each other on a previous season — in a race around the world. The eleventh cycle premiered on February 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 CST for one hour, and the season finale was on May 6, 2007.
Low to the Ground, That's My Technique
Episode 13 - 5-06-2007
The All-Stars final three -- Dustin & Kandice, Eric & Danielle, and Charla & Mirna -- compete in the final leg to determine who will win the one-million-dollar prize. The teams take off from their Pit Stop in Guam and are instructed to fly 3,500 miles to Honolulu, Hawaii. One team secures an early flight, but the advantage is largely neutralized when the teams must sign up for charter flights leaving ten minutes apart in Hawaii. The teams travel to Kaumalapau Harbor via Jeeps and find themselves in involved in a Detour that tests their ability at a skill either above or below water. All teams then travel to Shipwreck Beach and crossing rocky terrain, face a challenging kayaking task to retrieve their next clue. Ultimately, all teams board the flight to Oakland, California, en route to their final destination city of San Francisco. A final task tests the ability of the racers to think like their partners. When one team proves rather more adept at it than the others, it turns out to be advantage they need to secure victory. They cross the finish line in San Francisco's Botanical Garden first and become the winners of The Amazing Race: All Stars.
Teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Triho de Taipa Pequena 2000, receiving a clue to fly 7,500 miles to the island of Guam, then drive nine miles to Anderson Air Force Base. A struggle for flights results in one team only narrowly making it onto the first flight to Guam with the other three teams. Once at the Air Force Base, the teams are escorted by naval officers to a control tower, where they receive a clue for a Detour in which they can choose to test their mettle at cleaning, or dare for some high-flying. On the way to the next task at the U.S. Naval Base, one team finds itself lost and needs local help in order to locate the destination. As other teams complete the Roadblock task, they fall behind. Still behind as others are struggling to complete the Roadblock task, a search-and-rescue, they try their best, but fear elimination. In the end, they are ultimately unable to catch up and check in last at the Pit Stop, Fort Soledad, and are eliminated from the race. The final three teams are left to race in the finale for the one million dollar prize.
The four remaining teams set off from the tenth Pit Stop at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and travel forty miles away to Macau, riding on turbojet ferries. The teams are pleased to find that they are able to procure these ferries early in the morning, but less pleased when they find that their next destination, the Macau Tower, does not open until 8 A.M. When one team faces financial difficulties, they make a deal to Yield another team in order to procure much-needed cash. Once the Tower opens, one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock that involves the highest jump in the history of the show. After completing this task, the teams took a taxi to the Lou Lim Ioc Garden, where Detour tasks tested either their ability to pay attention to detail or their mettle at navigation. Upon completing this task, all teams were faced with the challenge of driving a mini-moke. Navigating this unfamiliar vehicle to the Pit Stop proved a major challenge for some teams, and in the end, one checked in last, only to receive a major surprise.
The four remaining teams compete in the tenth leg. At the Pit Stop at the "Mansion on the Hill" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, they receive a clue instructing them to fly approximately 1,500 miles to Hong Kong. Teams find themselves in a struggle for standby flights, with confusion and bitterness regarding line order. Following Dustin and Kandice's choice to use the Yield in the previous leg, the other teams align against them in the hopes of becoming the final three. Once in Hong Kong, the teams travel 22 miles to a laundry. A high-speed fast forward catapults one team to first place, but they find themselves in dire financial straits. The remaining teams all take part in a physically demanding climbing task for the Detour, though one waffles as to which task to choose before making their ultimate decision. This team then makes a critical error when instead of taking the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, they instead end up on a completely different ferry to Kowloon. After kicking down doors in the Roadblock and carefully pulling Travelocity gnomes across a pond, the teams head for the Pit Stop, the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The two trailing teams face heavy traffic and navigation confusion and one receives some relieving news upon arriving at the Jockey Club.
The teams are instructed to travel from their Pit Stop at the Pieskowa Skała castle in Krakow, Poland and fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, over 5,500 miles away. Once there, the teams search for the best way possible to get to the Batu Caves, traveling by both bus and train. A Detour proves frustrating for some teams and even more frustrating for another, who first has to wait out a Yield before making their way to their chosen task. Stress and frustration cause two teams to switch Detour tasks, which one arguing over the specifics of what's required for a particular task. After completing the task, the teams then travel by taxi six miles to Taman Sri Hartamas and locate a newspaper. A Roadblock proves physically tiring for several of the Racers, but assistance from locals and perseverance see them through the task. Ultimately, a missed flight connection dooms one team. Unable to quickly attain alternate travel, they fall far behind and do not arrive in Malaysia until well after the other teams, leading to their elimination.
Teams take off from the their Pit Stop at Fort Aleza in Maputo, Mozambique and are instructed to fly to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1,400 miles away. A scramble for flights immediately begins and teams find that flight placement in this leg plays a major role in where they will ultimately end up. One team makes a risky move in opting to take standby-only seats on a flight, which ultimately gains them valuable time and allows them to arrive in first. One team is disappointed when they believe they have secured seats on a flight, but are removed, told that they had been given the seats in error. Once in Mozambique, teams takes one of four dhows (ferries) into Zanzibar, where they then take part in a Roadblock that requires them to choose between either a task that "taxes the mind" or one that "taxes the muscles." They then traveled 15 miles by taxi to the "bush country" of Kikungwi for a Roadblock that involved skill and accuracy. In a leg that involved a great disparity between first and last, a close finish led to the elimination of another team.
The remaining seven teams take off from their Pit Stop at the "End of the World" in Argentina and travel to the nearby Marshall Mountain chain, where they hike a half a mile and then use an avalanche beacon to search for another containing a clue. The clue instructs them to fly 7,000 miles to Naputo, Mozambique. Though teams are provided with tickets arriving at 3 P.M., all successfully negotiate tickets for an earlier flight arriving at 9 A.M. They then travel 45 miles via provided cars to the Apopo Training Field where one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock involving trained rats. After completing this task, they then face a Detour that involves either fancy fingernail-care or heavy lifting. Teams race for the Pit Stop, where two teams have a foot-race that leads to virtual tie. One team arrives last but is delighted to learn that they are not eliminated.
Eight All-Stars teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Playa Petrohue and receive a clue instructing them to fly 800 miles to Punta Arenas, Chile and then take taxi fifteen miles to Lord Lansdale's shipwreck. The teams arrive on two flights and take part in a Detour, where lack of attention-to-detail allows teams on a later flight to catch up to teams that had gained a lead. One team experiences a near-meltdown during the Detour, but regroups and rallies by switching tasks. Meanwhile, a previous top team finds itself falling behind. The teams take two charter flights leaving three hours apart and find themselves faced with a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to sort through mail. As reward, each team receives a message from a past team, some negative and some positive. One team lies to another, hoping to gain an advantage. This team, however, is ultimately unable to recover from falling behind and is eliminated from the race.
I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit. It Is Very Weird, I Know
Episode 3 - 3-04-2007
The nine remaining All-Star teams receive a clue that directs them to travel from their Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead in Chile four miles to a church in the village of San Pedro de Atacona by the same name. There, they find that they must fly 800 miles to Puerto Montt and then drive 30 to fishery in Metri. As teams maneuver for flights, several find themselves behind when they are unable to catch an early flight, but catch a small break when the flight arrives slightly early. At the fishery, one member of each team completes a Roadblock that requires them to transfer fish from one tank to another. Afterwards, the teams travel fifty miles to Petrohue and find La Maquina, a popular spot for adventure spots. All teams take part in a watery Detour and one loses time-but not position-after neglecting to pick up a clue. Ultimately, one team is unable to make up time after struggling to find the Detour location and is eliminated from the race.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, an active volcano at Mirador Cotopaxi. They receive a clue instructing them to travel 7,400 miles to Santiago, Chile and then take a taxi for 17 miles to the headquarters of Codelco. There, the teams take part in a Roadblock that is ultimately rendered largely meaningless when they all make the same flight traveling 230 miles to Chuquicamatta in Calama, Chile. Once at their destination, the teams put on their safety gear and take part in a Detour that requires them to choose between two tasks traditionally involved in Chilean mining operations. The teams then use marked vehicles to travel the treacherous Valley of the Moon before emerging on safer ground and heading for the Pit Stop at the Valley of the Dead. One team makes a crucial mistake by failing to properly read a clue and posted signs regarding a speed limit. Due largely to this mistake, they fall behind and are eliminated from the race.
Eleven teams from previous seasons take off on a new adventure around the world. The lively mix of teams includes a past winning team, a diverse of group of players and many familiar faces both hated and loved. The teams take off from the starting line at Miami, Florida and each takes one of two flights departing for Quito, Ecuador. Tension builds early on as one team lies to another about the arrival times of the flights. Once in Ecuador, the teams takes taxis to the Plaza San Francisco and then travel to Pim's Restaurant, three-miles away, where they receive one of three fifteen-minute staggered departure times for the next morning. That morning, teams make their way to the Hacienda Yarahurco in the Cotopaxi National Park, guided by a provided map and with the advice to head to the north entrance. Once teams arrive, they take part in a Detour that involves either searching for missing items from the uniform of a soldier or wrangling and then grooming a horse. Several teams find themselves at the wrong end of the massive park, a costly mistake for one team that ultimately leads to their elimination.
The Amazing Race 10 is the tenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 10 features twelve teams of two with a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world.
Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever
Episode 13 - 12-10-2006
The final three teams --- Rob and Kimberly, Lyn and Karlyn and James and Tyler compete to be the first to reach the finish line and win one million dollars. In this final leg, the competition is fierce as the teams struggle for better flights and other advantages. Small mistakes could lead to big losses.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, a nomadic settlement known as the Berber Camp, and receive a clue instructing them to travel 275 miles through the Atlas Mountains to Casablanca. Once there, the teams face a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to get in touch with their "Inner chef and adventurous appetite" by consuming a pound of camel meat. After completing this task, teams fly 800 miles to Barcelona, Spain. At 10 A.M., they enter a confusing labyrinth to search for the next clue. Some teams struggle, while others remain calm, allowing them to easily navigate the complex maze. The teams then travel to a Detour task which involves either dressing up as giants or searching through tomatoes while being pelted with them. Finally, the teams travel to the Pit Stop, the fountain at the Palau National of Mojuic. The top three teams learn that they will be racing for the finish line and one million dollars, but one team receives the disappointing news that they are eliminated.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Great Patriotic War Museum in Kiev, Ukraine and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 3000 miles to the oasis of Quarzazate, Morocco. Jockeying for flights immediately ensues, but all teams make the same flight and then drive four miles to an antique shop. Once there, they pick up a good luck charm to turn in at the Pit Stop and then receive a clue instructing them to drive six miles to Atlas Studios with the warning that there's a Yield ahead. When they arrive, the teams find that the location doesn't open until morning and so they must race for the Yield when it does open. Thus, one team waits out a Yield, while the others complete a Roadblock. Fortunes later reverse when the Yielded team pulls out ahead. The teams make their way to Idelssan and face a Detour task that involves either throwing pottery or grinding olives. One team arrives last at the Pit Stop, but is pleased to discover that they are not eliminated.
After completing a task at the Olympic Stadium in Finland, the teams receive a clue that eventually leads them to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Once there, they drive fifty miles in local cars to the Oster Tank School and complete a Roadblock. Teams are next directed to an apartment building, back 43 miles in Kiev, where they must find Apartment 33 and knock on the door. They then receive a clue featuring a very musical Detour. As time gets short, Lyn and Karlyn decide to break away from the other two members of the former "Six Pack" alliance --- Erwin and Godwin. The teams ultimately travel to the Pit Stop, The Great Patriotic War Museum, where another team is eliminated, leaving only four remaining.
The five remaining teams at the Pit Stop, a cathedral in Madagascar, receive a clue instructing them to fly over 6,000 miles to Helsinki, Finland. Though teams are given tickets to travel through Paris, France, all teams opt for a different flight traveling through Johannesburg. Once in Helsinki, teams arrive at a cafe. They log into a product-placed ISP and receive video letters from home, causing some teams to get emotional. They then receive a clue from the cafe owner and travel 125 miles by train and taxi to an area school. Once at the school, they find details for a Detour task --- Swamp This or Swamp That. After completing the Detour, the teams take a train and drive to a mine where they face a Roadblock. Next, some teams expect a Pit Stop after receiving a clue to travel to the Olympic Stadium. At the stadium, they complete a final task, rappelling down the tower. After completing this task, one team is shocked to find a clue telling them to continue racing.
The teams race away from their Pit Stop at the Chateau bel Ombre on the island of Mauritius after receiving a clue instructing them to fly 700 miles to Atananarivo, Madagascar. All teams make the same flight and then search for the Black Angel statue, which has recently been painted white. Once there, the teams encounter a surprising new twist --- an Intersection in the race. This requires each team to pair up with one other team and complete all tasks together until instructed to stop doing so. Two teams bond together to complete a Fast Forward task that requires them to eat cow lips. The other four teams pair up and then complete a Detour task that requires them to wrap and deliver mattresses at an open market. Once those teams complete the Detour, they then break apart and individual members of each team complete a Roadblock that requires one member of each team to search through a market for rubber stamps. The tension is nerve-wracking as team-members not completing the Roadblock wait at an area nearby the check-in mat and hope that teams completing the Fast Forward don't arrive before them.
I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle
Episode 7 - 10-29-2006
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Al-Sadiq area water towers and receive a clue instructing them to fly to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, over 4,600 miles away. As the teams scramble for flights, members of an alliance known as the "six-pack" both help and hinder each other. Two teams argue over placement in line, but ultimately all teams travel on the same flights to Mauritius. Once there, the teams receive a model of a schooner and match it to a real schooner in the Grand Baie. The teams make a long swim to the schooner and then swim back after receiving a clue. The clue instructs them to drive to the Case Noyale post office. Along the way, teams face both traffic and car problems. They then take part in a Detour --- Salt or Sea, and several teams experience difficulty with their initial choice. Ultimately, one team arrives last at the Pit Stop, but is not eliminated, as this is another non-elimination leg.
Maybe Steven Seagal Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies!
Episode 6 - 10-22-2006
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Chettinad House in Chennai India and receive a mobile-phone clue instructing them to fly 2,400 miles to Kuwait City in Kuwait. Once there, the teams find the mystery location, the Kuwait Towers and take numbers to face a Roadblock when the towers officially open. The Roadblock requires one member of each team to climb 610 feet above the ground and retrieve pieces to complete a puzzle. One team opts for the Fast Forward to avoid elimination. Once the remaining teams complete the Roadblock, they travel three miles to a bead shop in a local market. There, they receive a clue with a Detour task of Manual or Automatic. Teams choosing Manual load bags of camel feed, while teams choosing Automatic steer a camel using a robotic jockey. Many teams get lost on the way to their Detour choice. Ultimately, one team is not able to find either Detour task in time and is eliminated from the race.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Soi Sim in the Halo Bay and receive a clue instructing them to fly 3,000 miles to Chennai, India. After riding the train to Hanoi, a scramble for planes begins with many twists and turns. All teams eventually arrive in Hanoi some together and the rest trailing only minutes to a couple hours behind. The teams take a bus 40 miles to Mamallapuram and are then faced with a Detour --- Wild Things or Wild Rice. Wild Things requires them to handle crocodiles, while Wild Rice involves constructing a complex pattern out of colored powder made from rice. After completing the task, the teams travel by bus to the Karthik Driving School. A Roadblock requires one member of each team to complete an Indian driving test. Teams then check-in at the Pit Stop, the Chettinad House, after driving ten miles with the driving instructor. When the final team arrives, they are not eliminated, but are surprised to learn about a new penalty twist.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at a rice paddy and receive a clue instructing them to travel by taxi twenty miles to the Ly Thai To Garden in Hanoi, Vietnam. The teams receive 588,000 Vietnamese dong, but must first pick it up, as it is not included with the clue. At the Garden, the teams receive an auditory clue that eventually directs them to the Hydrofoil Harbor in Ben Xe Bai Chay. There, the teams face a Roadblock which requires one member of each team to make a steep climb. After completing the task, the teams take a motorboat 1.2 miles to the Song Sot Cave and search for the next clue. It's a Detour that requires them to choose between Over (delivering supplies) or Under (hauling oysters.) Difficulty in navigating the boats and problems with wind lead to a suspenseful finish.
Oh Wow, It's like One of Those Things You See on TV!
Episode 3 - 10-01-2006
The teams continue from their Pit Stop at a hillside pavilion and receive a clue instructing them to fly over 2,300 miles to Hanoi, Vietnam. Teams are surprised to learn that they were receiving no money for the start of the leg. Following an argument over line placement between Tom/Terry and Dustin/Kandice, teams arrive at Hanoi, where at 8 A.M., they enter a prison nicknamed the "Hanoi Hilton" and searched for John McCain's flight suit. Some teams choose to stop briefly for a moment of silence out of respect for the veterans of Vietnam. They then make their way 1 1/2 miles to the Old Quarter, where at a flower shop, one member of each team participates in a Roadblock that required them to sell flowers and make 80,000 Vietnamese đồng. Teams were allowed to keep money made and afterwards travel thirty miles by public bus to Vac Village. Here, the teams participate in a Detour that gave a choice between Fuel or Fowl. One team makes a critical error in not following a clue's instructions, potentially dealing a fatal setback.
The ten remaining teams continue from Juyyongguan, a gate at the Great Wall of China and received a clue instructing them to travel to a temple in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, a total of 963 miles by bus and train. Once the teams arrive at the temple, they watch a performance and then receive a clue instructing them to drive a jeep to a riverbed in Terelj. The teams then choose a pair of horses and travel to a meadow where they find a Detour --- Take it Down or Fill it Up. The choice was about evenly split, however, two teams faced difficulty on the Take it Down task and switched Detours midstream. After completing the tasks, the teams were required to travel back to their vehicles on their horses--a problem for Kellie and Jamie when they lost a helmet. The teams then drove 47 miles to the Hotel Mongolia, where a Roadblock awaitied that involved shooting flaming arrows. Once the teams completed, they ran only a short distance to the Pit Stop, where another team was eliminated.
12 teams take off on the tenth Amazing Race for a journey that host Phil Keoghan promises to full of unexpected surprises. The teams set off from Seattle Washington and are immediately directed to head to Beijing, China on one of two flights. The teams face heavy traffic as they scramble for position, and ultimately the lead of the first flight is dampened by a delay. Once in China, the teams travel to the Gold House Restaurant where one member of each team is required to eat fish eyes in a Roadblock. After completing the task, they travel to the Meridian Gate kiosk in the Forbidden City, where arriving teams grab one of three deparature teams and spend the night. They also find their first twist --- the last team to arrive is eliminated on the spot. In the morning, the teams continue the race. They ride in the sidecars of motorbikes to 14 Hou Hai North Bank Road where they receive a Detour choice --- Labor or Leisure. Most teams choose Labor, which requires them to create a sidewalk pattern, but two choose Leisure in which they perform a relaxation routine in unison. Finally, the teams arrive at the Pit Stop at the Great Wall of China, where they must first complete a tough climb to reach the top. A second team is then eliminated.
The Amazing Race 9 is the ninth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. This season featured eleven teams of two with a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world to win one million dollars. The show premiered on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 and concluded on May 17, 2006.
5 Continents... 10 Countries... and More Than 59 Thousand Miles!
Episode 12 - 5-17-2006
As the final stretch of the race begins, the teams travel 75 miles to the Royal Kraal and receive clues on T-Mobile Sidekicks. They're directed to fly over 7,000 miles to Tokyo, Japan and then locate the world's busiest intersection in Shibuya, Tokyo and find a clue on a giant screen. The clue directs them to a statue of a dog named Hachiko, and then to a Detour --- Maiden or Messenger. Maiden requires them to transport a maiden a third of a mile, while Messenger requires them to assemble folding bikes and then deliver messages to two buildings. After completing this task and sleeping in capsules at the Capsule Land Hotel, the teams travel to the Fujikyu Highland amusement park where a Roadblock requires one member of each team to ride on three rides and search for a clue. The clue takes them to the Pit Stop at Lake Yamanaka, where they then use a duck boat to cross to the Big Swan. On the second leg, the teams are directed to fly 9,000 miles to Anchorage, Alaska. A scramble for flights eventually ends with all teams making it on the same flight to Anchorage. Once in Anchorage, the teams travel 30 miles to Mirror Lake. There, a Detour involves a choice of Drill It or Deliver It. As Deliver It is snowed out, all teams choose Drill It, which requires them to drill ten holes in a lake and then use a shack to cover at least two of them. After completing this task, the teams head to Kincaid Park, don snowshoes and hunt for a clue. This clue directs them to fly to their final destination city --- Denver, Colorado --- the same town in which they started. Ultimately, the teams find themselves back at the Red Rocks Ampitheater. The difference between winning and losing comes down to a Roadblock that requires the teams to find a flag for each country they visited and place them in the correct order. Their teammate is allowed to assist verbally, but not physically.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at Lake Bennett in the Australian outback and receive a clue instructing them to fly nearly 7,000 miles to Bangkok, Thailand. After a scramble for airplane flights and bus rides, three teams arrive in time for the opening of the Three Spires Pagoda, but one is late after a critical mistake. One team catapults ahead by taking a challenging Fast Forward requiring them to eat stir-fried crickets and grasshoppers. Another team quickly opts out of the Fast Forward and joins the remaining teams for the Roadblock, which requires one member of each team to prepare a traditional feast for monkeys. This proves difficult, as the monkeys are all around and make difficulties in the efforts to craft the feast. After finally completing the task, the teams receive a clue instructing them to take a taxi 90 miles and then travel by ferry to Koh Kret Island. There, at the Buddha Gardens, they choose between a Detour --- Move It or Altar It. The Move It task involves the transporation of 72 clay pots, while the Altar It task requires the teams to make their way on foot to a Buddhist temple and then create a shrine to Buddha. The Move It task frustrates one team and ultimately they are eliminated from the race, leaving the final three.
The teams receive a clue instructing them to travel fifteen miles from their Pit Stop at the South Breakwater to the Silver Bells Tower. Tensions ensue when Eric and Jeremy cancel other teams taxis and then shift the blame to Joseph and Monica. However, it doesn't affect placings as all teams make the same flight to Darwin, Australia --- 1,700 miles away. The teams wade through crocodile-infested waters for a clue and then travel 50 miles to an airfield in the town of Batchelor. One team just manages to reach a Yield before another and then Yields the team they beat. In a Roadblock, one member of each team must take part in a tandem skydive. The teams then travel to the Magnetic Termite Mounds where they face a Detour choice of either Wet or Dry. Some teams fall behind after choosing the extremely challenging Wet task, requiring them to hike and swim one mile through treacherous wilderness. The other two teams choose Dry and duplicate a note on a didgeridoo. While one team arrives comfortably in first place, the rest find themselves facing a three-way foot-race.
The teams receive a clue instructing them to travel by plane over 9,000 miles to Perth, Australia. After receiving money from some of the teams (following being stripped of all cash and possessions in the last leg), B.J. and Tyler then make the same flight as everyone else, disappointing them, as they were hoping they might miss it. Once in Australia, the teams travel to the State War Memorial in King's Park and then receive a clue directing them to travel to Rottnest Island via ferry. They then travel on tandem bikes to a lighthouse and then do a Detour. Sand requires them to drag forty large branches to a marked sand dune (a task called "brushing the beach") while sea requires them to search through fifty crayfish traps and retrieve two crayfish (one per member.) The teams then travel to Fremantle Prison where one member of each team takes part in a Roadblock. The task requires them to search inside the unused prison for a Duracell flashlight and batteries. They then travel through wet and dry waterways to locate a clue. It's a close race to the Pit Stop at South Breakwater by the Fremantle Fishing Club and one team finishes literally right behind another. Unfortunately for another team, this Pit Stop is the end.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Fonte Aretusa in Sircusa, Italy and travel 350 miles by train and ferry to Rome, Italy where they search for a man on a yellow-and-red scooter. The teams then receive a clue directing them to travel a mile and search for horse carriages where they'll find black leather portfolios. These portfolios contain information that helps them to ""decode"" a clue related to the movie The DaVinci Code, resulting in a prize for one team. They then travel to Athens, Greece, 665 miles away and find a marketplace in Agora. One team surges ahead with a fast forward that requires them to break plates, while the others travel by 70 miles by train to Ishthmos Station. Some teams fall behind after a failed attempt at the Fast Forward and others make a critical mistake by taking a bus part of the way instead of the train. The Roadblock requires one member of each team to to bungee jump over 200 feet into the Corinth Canal. It's immediately followed by a Detour --- Herculean Effort (a set of Greek games --- discus toss, javelin, and wrestling) or It's All Greek to Me (search an archaelogical site for Greek letters and get help from locals in translating to find the name of a location.) Finally, the teams drive 107 miles to the Pit Stop at the Fortress of Rion, where two teams face penalties for their earlier error and another team is eliminated.
Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me
Episode 6 - 4-05-2006
The teams take off from their Pit Stop at the Tempio di Segesta and receive a clue instructing them to drive 135 miles to Catania, Sicily and find the Antiteatro, Romano. This theater doesn't open until 8:30 A.M. and B.J. and Tyler jokingly put up an ""official"" sign-in sheet which is quickly declared a phoney by Eric and Jeremy. As it stands, these two teams are the only ones to make it in at the opening time, as the others find themselves stuck in traffic or confused on directions. After counting heads on the fence surrounding the grounds of the theater, the teams do a Detour --- Big Fish, requiring each member to carry a 17 kilo swordfish 1/3 of a mile, or Little Fish, requiring them to travel 1/3 of a mile to the same market and then sell 4 kilos of small Sicilian fish. The teams then travel approximately 40 miles to Siracusa, where one member of each team does a Roadblock requiring them to score a goal in kayak polo. Finally, they make their way on foot to the PIt Stop, the natural spring Funte Aretusa, and another team is eliminated.
Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School
Episode 5 - 3-28-2006
The teams take off from their Pit Stop in Munich, Germany and receive a clue instructing them to fly 850 miles to a one-hundred-year-old opera house in Palermo, Italy. One team manages an early flight and takes off to a nice lead. Once at the opera house, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel 42 miles in a marked car to Castellammare del Golfo. There, they face a Detour --- Laundry, in which they must search through 2,400 items of laundry or Foundry, in which they must transport a heavy bell. Finally, the Roadblock requires one member of each team to assemble a Greek statue, but they are not told that there are two additional pieces. Once they complete the statue, they travel on foot one mile to the Pit Stop at the Tempio di Siegesto. One team makes a critical error by heading for the Pit Stop before the Roadblock, but ultimately different circumstances cause another team's downfall.
The teams arrive at the mat in Russia after completing the Nesting Dolls/Trolley Wash Detour and receive a clue instructing them to fly 1,000 miles to Frankfurt, Germany and then travel 100 by train to Stuttgart. Three teams land nighttime flights and take a lead, while others have to wait until morning for their flights. The teams take a ride with a professional driver at the ""Wall of Death"" at a Mercedes-Benz factory. They then drive 200 miles to the marked Ellbach Field in Bad Tolz, where they search for one of eleven Travelocity roaming gnomes buring among 150 feet and hats. As some teams extend their leads, others become hopelessly lost. The teams then travel to Bavaria Films in Grunwald and face a Detour choice of Break It or Slap It. Break It requires them to break bottles over each other's heads at the sound of a cuckoo bird, while Slap It requires them to learn a complicated German dance. Finally, the teams check in at the Pit Stop at Siegestor in Munich and another team is eliminated.
The teams travel from their Pit Stop in Bratas, Brazil three miles to a farm, where they must travel 300' on a zipline. Some teams make it in time for the 7 A.M. opening, but others are behind and end up falling back. However, all teams make the same flight to Moscow, Russia. There, one member from each team takes a dive in a watery Roadblock, requiring them to swim down into the depths of a pool to retrieve a clue. Two team-members initially panic, but overcome their fears and succesfully complete the task. The teams then travel to the Smolenk Cathedral at the Novodevichy Monastery and find a clue directing them to one of two Detours. The Scrub option requires them to completely clean a trolley bus, while the Scour option finds them searching through 1,500 Russian nesting dolls for one of ten clues. The language-barrier causes some teams to end up at a task other than the one originally chosen, which proves advantageous to some. At the end of the episode, one team learns that the leg is not over, the leg is ""To Be Continued...""
The new edition of The Amazing Race begins in Denver, Colorado, where the teams receive a clue instructing them to take one of three flights to SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil. One team makes an immediate mistake by, contrary to instructions, booking the flight by phone and a flight delay causes an unexpected arrival time. Once in Brazil, the teams find a clue directing them to take a taxi three miles to the Viaduto Santa Efigenia bridge. There, they find a Detour choice of either Rotor Head or Motor Head. Most teams opt for Rotor Head, which requires the teams to fly by helicopter to one of three buildings. A few opt for Motor Head, which requires them to assemble a motorcycle from a frame. A couple that choose this option later opt for Rotor Head instead. The teams then participate in a Brazilian religious ceremony culminating in a candle-lighting. They then travel 2½ miles to the Pit Stop at Estadio de Pacaembu. Two teams fall greatly behind and one is unable to recover and is eliminated.
The Amazing Race 8 is the eighth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 8 differed from previous installments of The Amazing Race in that instead of pairs of adults with a pre-existing relationship, this race featured ten families of four and allowed the participation of minors as young as 8. The Race returned to the original teams of two adults for The Amazing Race 9. Filming ran from July 7, 2005 to July 31, 2005. The show premiered on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 and concluded on December 13, 2005.
25 Days, 50 Cities and More than 600 Consecutive Hours as a Family
Episode 11 - 12-13-2005
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in eastern Montana and receive a clue telling them to fly to Montreal, Canada and then find the basement of the C.D.P. Capital Building in Montreal's underground city. Next they take part in a Detour --- Slide It (travel 22 miles and participate in the sport of curling) or Roll It (travel 23 miles and then roll four logs along a one-hundred foot course.) The Weavers and Linzes both opt for Slide It while the Bransens opt for Roll It and taxi/plane confusion causes great delays. Next they all travel 26 miles to the American Pavilion, built by Buckminster Fuller, where they climb a steep staircase and find a clue directing them to a door called Porte D. They make their way to the Olympic Park and pull departure times --- Linz - 5:50 A.M., Bransen - 5:45 A.M. and Weaver - 5:55 A.M., but the Weavers nearly quit. After departing, the teams are flown by charters to a mystery desination --- Toronto, Canada and then travel to La Tour C.N. (the C.N.
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in eastern Montana and receive a clue telling them to fly to Montreal, Canada and then find the basement of the C.D.P. Capital Building in Montreal's underground city. Next they take part in a Detour --- Slide It (travel 22 miles and participate in the sport of curling) or Roll It (travel 23 miles and then roll four logs along a one-hundred foot course.) The Weavers and Linzes both opt for Slide It while the Bransens opt for Roll It and taxi/plane confusion causes great delays. Next they all travel 26 miles to the American Pavilion, built by Buckminster Fuller, where they climb a steep staircase and find a clue directing them to a door called Porte D. They make their way to the Olympic Park and pull departure times --- Linz - 5:50 A.M., Bransen - 5:45 A.M. and Weaver - 5:55 A.M., but the Weavers nearly quit. After departing, the teams are flown by charters to a mystery desination --- Toronto, Canada and then travel to La Tour C.N. (the C.N. Tower) where they use binoculars to spot their next clue. A Detour, Ship or Shop requires them to either sail across Toronto Harbor and retrieve a nautical flag, or search among over one-hundred people for one whose foot fits a particular pair of shoes. The Linz and Weaver families opt for Ship while the Bransens choose Shop. The teams cross Niagara Falls to their final destination city and a jigsaw puzzle of Central and North America determines which family crosses the finish line first.
Don't Talk To Me Like I Was An Animal Or Something
Episode 9 - 11-29-2005
The teams continue from the last episode after being told they have not reached a Pit Stop and travel 49 miles to Dubois, Wyoming's Turtle Ranch. There, they face a Detour involving either Pioneer Spirit or Native Tradition. The Linz and Bransen Families opt for Pioneer Spirit in which they have to attach four wheels to a covered wagon and then drive a team of horses a quarter of a mile. Native Tradition involves building a tepee and the Weavers and Godlewskis chose this task. Next, the families travel 221 miles to Cody, Wyoming and find the Hotel Irma. They dress in period clothes and take a picture with ""Buffalo Bill."" Then they travel 73 miles to Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course in Montana and do a two-person Roadblock involving finding golf balls matching the color of a flag. The teams check in at the Pit Stop at Green Meadow Ranch, but one is eliminated, leaving the final three teams.
The teams take off from their Pit Stop in the Salt Lake City Library and receive a clue telling them to drive to Park City High School where they will find another clue. This clue instructs them to wait until 6 A.M. at which point they will leave in shuttles departing every ten minutes and then help a crew to inflate a hot-air balloon, which they will then ride. In mid-air, the Godlewskis and Weavers have a sort of collision. No real damage is done, but later the Weavers' balloon has a less-than-controlled landing. The teams next participate in a Detour at Heber Valley Railway --- Spike It or Steam It. Most of them choose Spike It, which requires them to accurately construct a section of railway track using old-time tools. The Weavers opt for Steam It in which they fill a tender with 400 pounds of coal. Next the teams travel to Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach, spend the night and then depart fifteen minutes apart. After traveling 137 miles to Dunham, they arrive at Dunham Ranch in Wyoming and participate in a two-person Roadblock that requires them to round-up cattle. Afterwards, they wait for Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park to erupt, before finally traveling to a ranch at the address 15200 where Phil tells them that they are still racing and they have not arrived at the Pit Stop.
I Don't Roll with the Punches, I Punch / You Look Ridiculous
Episode 7 - 11-08-2005
In the first leg of the episode, the teams make their way from Capos, Costa Rica to Arizona. A Detour requires them to choose between Brush or Barrel, in which they must either paint cart wheels or load sugarcane and then transport it six miles. Later, one member of each team does a Roadblock that requries them to do fifty laps around a track in a supercart. The teams then travel 32 miles to the Pit Stop, Fort McDowell Adventures. One team arrives last, but is not eliminated.The teams continue in the second leg and receive a clue directing them to the Fighter Combat International at Arizona's Gateway Airport. A Roadblock requires one member of each team to fly a stunt team. The teams make a stop at the Grand Canyon before traveling to Geln Canyon Park and choosing between two Detour options --- Bearing or Bailing. All but one team chooses Bailing, in which they bail water out of a boat, while the other chooses Bearing, requiring them to find cards navigating via compass coordinate
The teams travel 600 miles from their Pit Stop at the Miraflores Locks in Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica on three charter buses leaving in half-hour increments. Once in San Jose, the teams wait for the Volcano State Park to open and then receive a clue telling them that something's brewing at the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, 17 miles away. What's brewing turns out to be a Roadblock in which one family member must sift through 800 pounds of coffee beans for a single red one --- but one team has to wait after they are Yielded by another. After completing the task, the teams travel 90 miles to the town of Jaco and find a man named Javier at a surf shop called Roca Loca. Their new clue directs them to do a Detour with a choice of either Relic (travel to Rainmaker Adventure Rainforest, cross rickety bridges and search for four Mayan relics) or Ripe (gather fifteen bushels of bananas and then use pulleys to get them to a distribution center.) One team gets stuck in the mud and has to scramble to avoid elimination.
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana and receive a clue telling them to fly more than 2,000 miles to Panama City, Panama in Central America and find the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. All teams are exciting about finally traveling outside of the United States. When the Institute opens, the teams travel across water to begin their search for a man named Ricardo Diaz and one has a close-call when the rower of their boat tries to head off and pick up someone else. Once the teams find Diaz, they receive a clue directing them to either a Fast Forward or a Detour. One team succesfully completes the Fast Forward, while another is burned and has to return to the Detour --- Rhythm or Coos. Later, the teams take part in a Roadblock in which one member must get a hit or home run against a champion minor league pitcher. The performance on this Roadblock leads to a close race to the finish.
The teams set off from their Pit Stop in Huntsville and receive a clue telling them to drive one hundred miles to Anniston, Alabama and locate the world's largest office chair. The next clue sends them to the Alabama Motorsports Hall of Fame and once there, they receive another directing them to the Talladega Super-Speedway where they'll have to complete a lap around the track. Once they get there, they find that they're not racing cars but instead traveling in a multi-person vehicle known as a party bike. After completing this task, they travel 260 miles to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and find the Southern Colonel trailer home dealership and spend the night in one of the trailer homes. The next morning, they depart at one of three departure times pulled the night before --- 7:20 A.M., 7:40 A.M. or 8:00 A.M. and travel 84 miles to Richland, Mississippi, find a BP station and meet a man named Les. They then make their way to the Pelican State, Louisiana, and participate in a Detour --- Wor
The families travel from their Pit Stop at the Welbourne Manor, once owned by a general in the Confederate Army, to Charleston, South Carolina, flying more than 500 miles. Once there, the teams drive to a location known as the Battery and find a gazebo, where they receive a Detour clue. This Detour requires them to choose between Forrest Gump and Muddy Waters --- the first task requiring them to dehead shrimp, while the second involves riding through a muddy 4x4 course. Some teams that choose the 4x4s are able to finish fast, but others get stuck and one eventually switches Detours. The teams then take charter buses leaving two hours apart to Huntsville, Alabama, where two members of each family partake in a Roadblock requiring them to endure 3.2 Gs on a centrifuge. During the long bus ride to Huntsville, the Weaver Family suffers a breakdown, but manages to find a way of coping. After completing the Roadblock, the teams then log into a product-placed internet service provider and rece
The nine remaining families set out from the Rohrer Family Farm in Lancaster, PA and receive a clue instructing them to get to York, PA's Shoe House Road and find the Giant Shoe. After finding this shoe, the families receive a new clue telling them to drive 110 miles to Washington D.C. and find the Reflecting Pool at the U.S. Capitol. Confusion ensues, as there are two Reflecting Pools in Washington D.C. and some families end up at the wrong one. Once at the Reflecting Pool, the next clue has the families retrieve a briefcase from an unseen contact in a limousine and then travel to the Tidal Basin. Once at the Tidal Basin, one member of each family participates in a Roadblock that requires them to search among more than fifty people carrying briefcases for one of ten that is a spy who will give them their next clue. They give them the code phrase ""The sky is blue"" and if the person is the spy, they respond with ""The sea is green."" The families hen travel to Welbourne Manor in Middlebur
The new season of The Amazing Race is a Family Edition featuring ten families of four. The teams are varied --- including a team composed entirely of sisters, a familiy with eleven and eight year-old sons, a widow and her children, and many other interest
The Amazing Race 7 is the seventh installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 7 features 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world. This installment ran from March 1, 2005 to May 10, 2005.
Five Continents, 25 Cities and More than 40,000 Miles
Episode 12 - 5-10-2005
The teams receive a clue telling them to travel from their Pit Stop in Potter's Field Park, England to Kingston, Jamaica and then take a taxi 90 miles to the Frenchman's Cove in Port Antonio. The Roadblock in this leg requires the teams to dance the limbo. Then, after spending the night at that location, they face a Detour that requires them to choose between Raft It or Build It. All teams choose the Build It option, which requires them to build a raft and then sail it a short distance across a river. The teams then travel 80 miles to a coconut and spice plantation in Montego Bay, the Pit Stop for the leg. In the final leg of the race, the teams first face an onion-cutting task and then a Detour in which all teams choose Tee rather than Pony, requiring them to hit a golf ball within a particular area. The teams later travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico and do a Roadblock that requires one team member to take a big dive off a bridge. One team fights back from the from the brink of losing it
The teams travel from their Pit Stop in Istanbul, Turkey to London, England, where they pay a visit to Abbey Road, made famous by The Beatles. Two teams explore flight options and successfully risk an earlier flight, while two others choose to play it safe with a flight that ends up coming in later. In England, the teams ride a ferris wheel called the London Eye and then participate in a Detour that requires them to make a classic choice --- Brains or Brawn. Uchenna and Joyce and Meredith and Gretchen both opt for Brawn, which requires them to stack boats, while the other two teams go for Brains and solve a series of clues leading them to the home of the legendary Sherlock Holmes. Seeing Meredith and Gretchen struggle, Uchenna attempts to help out before realizing that he's not allowed. Later, the teams do a Roadblock at the Millennium Dome in which they must drive a double-decker bus through a marked obstacle course. One team surges ahead, while a Yield puts the remaining three teams
The teams continue from their Pit Stop at a royal tomb in Jodhpur, India to Istanbul, Turkey --- more than 4,000 miles away. As the teams jockey for flights, two teams are caught by surprise when they learn that after believing they had a lead, they are in fact more than two hours behind. Once in Turkey, the teams participate in a sponsorship-placed gnome-finding task and then encounter a Detour which requires them to choose between Columns or Kilos. Most teams opt for Kilos, which requires them to weight people on a scale, but Ron and Kelly choose Columns, in which they have to use a coordinate grid to find columns with numbers and then use them as a combination for a lock. Later, a Roadblock requires one member of each team to rappel up a tall fortress and locate a key. The teams jockey for position heading for the Pit Stop, all while wondering about the significance of the gnome picked up earlier in the leg.
The teams continue the leg started in the previous episode after receiving a clue from Phil at the roof of the Charbaugh multiflats in India. The clue has them boarding a mystery train where they learn that after a journey of nearly a day's length, they'll arrive at the Sardar Market and make their way to a clock tower. Once there, they learn that it doesn't open till 10 A.M., so the teams stay at a hotel and some enjoy local celebrations. The next morning, one team opts for a Fast Forward, where the other teams do a Detour --- Trunk or Dunk. All teams choose Trunk, requiring them to transport a large model elephant half of a mile to a temple, rather than Dunk, which would have required them to tie-dye t-shirst until they found a clue. Some teams due well by enlisting the help of others, but one team falls behind. Later, a Roadblock requires one member of each team to race a camel two laps around a course. As the teams then race for the Pit Stop one team makes a major mistake in naviga
The teams travel from their Pit Stop at the Khwai River Lodge to Lucknow, India. The teams then take a series of flights, some prescheduled and some that they have to schedule themselves to make their way to Lucknow, India. Some teams stick with the pack and secure a later flight, while two less-liked teams manage to make their way onto a slightly earlier flight. Once in Lucknow, the teams all choose not to Yield each other and then do a Roadblock that involves searching heavy steel boxes for one of ten clues. Some teams get lucky and find them quickly, while one has a real time of it, but makes it out okay in the end. The teams face a Detour with a choice of Solid or Liquid. All teams pass on Solid, which involves smashing coal and instead choose Liquid, which requires them to make tea deliveries to five people at a local business. As one team lags behind, they receive a standing ovation when they reach the Detour clue. A surprise waits for the teams as they make their way to a locati
This episode is a review of what's happened in the season so far. The events of each leg are recapped, with new footage revealing events previously unseen or expanding on past events. In one noteable highlights, viewers see Brian and Greg spending time with Megan and Heidi at a hotel. Meredith and Gretchen avoid being eliminated after running out of money and negotiating with a cab driver. Rob and Amber spot themselves on the cover of a magazine and endure the continuing resentment of some of the other teams. Finally, the remaining teams take the time to reflect on their journey so far.
The teams continue their journey in Africa, proceeding to a water tower in the Sanyuko Village. Some teams have trouble finding the water tower, initially heading to another, but once there, all take part in a Detour. The choice is Carry It or Milk It, which involves either carrying baskets filled with food and water using only your heads, or milking goats until you've filled a ten-ounce cup. Most teams choose to milk the goats, but one team gives a skilled performance on the basket-carrying and is able to finish quickly. The teams continue onward to a Roadblock, one suffering some major problems with their vehicles along the way. The Roadblock, which involves driving through crocodile-infested waters and then removing logs, also proves confusing for some teams. In the end, one team is unable to recover from an initial mistake and is eliminated, despite an amusing plea to stay in the race.
In a two-hour episode, the teams travel from the Pit Stop at a polo club called The Martina to Johannesburg, South Africa. Once there, they take part in a Detour that involves either rappelling into and then searching an underground cavern or collecting five items and giving them to the appropriate tribes. Later, the teams do a Roadblock that requires them to search a market for five items and then deliver them to a local orphanage. As the teams race to complete these tasks, one pulls ahead with a Fast Forward, while one team-member suffers a nasty injury. It ends up being a tight finish, but all teams continue onwards for the next leg. This leg sees the teams traveling to a nature reserve, where they one of two scheduled shuttles and feed lions. Later, the Roadblock involves throwing spears. Afterwards, the teams ride Humvees and choose between a Detour task of grinding corn or filling ostrich eggs with water. One team crashes their vehicle and falls behind, but the race to the Pit St
The teams take off from their Pit Stop, a ranch in Mendoza, to Cabana La Guatana, 25 miles away. While several teams enjoy a nice lead following the four-hour penalties taken by teams the previous week, others scramble to catch up. The teams take part in a Roadblock that involves riding a horse to spear a ring in under 40 seconds and one team manages a last-second catch-up, to the shock and surprise of the top teams from the previous week. As these teams enjoy a nice lead, the others struggle to catch up and avoid being eliminated. The Detour for this episode is Shipwreck or Island --- search a seven mile radius for a Shipwreck or find a flag on an island. Generally, most teams complete this with ease, although some have problems with their boats and one is even surprised when they end up at the island when they were looking for the shipwreck. It's another close finish as the trailing teams race for the Pit Stop, hoping to avoid elimination.
The teams receive a clue telling them to travel 150 miles from their Pit Stop in Saro, Santo Lucia to a bridge in Argentina. Spurred by a warning about an upcoming Yield, the teams finagle for transportation, with one team earning hostility by snatching another team's cab. The teams make their way to Nortes Sur and one team goes dangerously off-track. Eventually, the teams reach both the Yield (which none choose to use) and a Detour: Paddle or Pedal. Most teams choose Paddle, which involves rafting seven miles with professionals, but one falls behind after getting a flat tire while doing the biking task --- Pedal. Later, the teams reach a Roadblock that involves eating four pounds of traditional Argentine food. One team-member, feeling that there's no way he can complete this, decides to take a four-hour penalty, and then convinces others to do it as well. It comes down once again to a rather close and somewhat surprising