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The Amazing Race
en Discovery Channel
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel Logo
Season run 26 September 2010
– 19 December 2010
Filming dates 19 May 2010
– 18 June 2010
No. of episodes 13
Winning team Mauricio & Carlos Coarasa
Continents visited 2
Countries visited 8
Cities visited 15
Distance traveled 17,700 kilometres (11,000 mi)
No. of legs 12
Season Chronology
season 1 ◄ Chronology ► season 3

The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel is a Latin American version of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. [1] The second season featured eleven teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race across Latin America to win US$250,000.[2]

The second season premiered on Sunday 26 September 2010 at 11.00 p.m (UTC-3).[3][4]

This was the final season to be aired in Discovery Channel Latin America.

Mexican brothers Mauricio and Carlos Coarasa are the winners of the race.

Production[edit]

Development and Filming[edit]

The race's Starting Line was at the Templo del Jaguar in the Tikal National Park, Guatemala.

Discovery Channel greenlit the second installment on November 2009. Race locations were scouted in January 2010 and filming took place between May and June 2010.[1][2] The show was to be broadcast in high-definition television.

Filming for the second season of The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel lasted for 25 days and covered nearly 17,700 km (11,000 mi). The second season spanned eight countries in two continents. Among them, 4 were unvisited countries, including Bolivia, Guatemala, Ecuador and Venezuela. Previously visited countries were Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Colombia was also a previously visited country never visited in the original American version.[2][3]

The route markers in this season were coloured blue and black, including the clue envelopes and the Pit Stop.

None of the eliminated teams were present at the Finish Line.

Cast[edit]

Applications were accepted from 13 December 2009 and finished on 8 February 2010. Semi-finalist interviews were held sometime in March 2010 and the final casting interviews took place around April 2010.[1]

Marketing[edit]

According to Discovery's official website, the four official sponsors of the second season of The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel were Bridgestone, Samsung, Visa and Wii Party. The sponsors played a major role in the series by providing prizes and integrating their products into various tasks.

Results[edit]

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblocks performed5
1 2 3 4+ 5 6 7 8 9 <10> 11 1214
Mexico Mauricio & Carlos Brothers 3rd 1st 3rd6 2nd 1st 4th 4th11 3rd12 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st Mauricio 6, Carlos 6
Mexico Toño & Lili Married 6th 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd Toño 5, Lili 58
Argentina Aleandra & Marlene Friends 8th1 5th 7th 7th 7th 7th 7th 5th 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd Aleandra 5, Marlene 6
Brazil Guilherme & Vinícius Childhood Friends 7th1 7th 6th 5th 3rd 5th 6th 2nd 5th 4th 4th Guilherme 6, Vinícius 4
Colombia Esteban & Marisol Married 9th2 8th 5th7 4th 6th10 3rd 2nd 4th 4th 5th Esteban 4, Marisol 28
Colombia Marietta & José Dating 4th 9th 9th 8th 5th 6th 5th 6th 6th13 Marietta 4, José 4
Mexico Edison & Edison Father/Son 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 4th 1stƒ 1st 7th12 Edison J. 4, Edison M. 18
Dominican Republic Jelkin & Javier Engaged 1st 6th 8th 6th 8th 8th Jelkin 3, Javier 2
Venezuela Roger & Omar Friends 2nd 4th 4th 9th9 Roger 2, Omar 1
Chile Mauricio & Mariana Siblings 11th 10th 10th Mauricio 1, Mariana 1
Peru Susy & Stefany Mother/Daughter 10th3 11th4 Susy 1, Stefany 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
  • An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump in the next leg of the race.
  • A yellow > indicates that the team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it; <> around the leg number indicates that the Yield for that leg was available but not used.
  • A brown ⊃ indicates means the team chose to use a U-Turn; indicates the team who received it.
  • An orange + indicates that there was an Intersection in that leg of the race, while an orange − indicates which team lost the Intersection task and received a penalty.
  • Italicized results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode leg.
  1. ^a b Guilherme & Vinícius and Aleandra & Marlene arrived 2nd and 5th respectively, but received a 30-minute penalty because they completed the Roadblock together, dropping their placement to 7th and 8th respectively.
  2. ^ Esteban & Marisol arrived 7th, but received a 30-minute penalty because they read the clue before choosing the team member that was going to perform the Roadblock. 2 teams (Guilherme & Vinícius and Aleandra & Marlene) checked in during the penalty sequence, dropping Esteban & Marisol to 9th.
  3. ^ Susy & Stefany arrived 10th, but received a 15 minute penalty because Susy read the clue without Stefany after completing the Roadblock. This did not affect their placement.
  4. ^ Susy & Stefany arrived 10th, but received a 2 hour penalty for failing to complete an additional task (The church task) that set out for them. During this time, Mauricio & Mariana, the only team trailing Susy & Stefany at that point were able to check in, resulting Susy & Stefany eliminated before the 2 hour penalty had elapsed.
  5. ^ The Roadblock count does not include the results of any unaired Roadblocks.
  6. ^ Mauricio & Carlos arrived 1st, but received a 30-minute penalty because they broke a rule during an additional task, 2 teams (Toño & Lili and Edison & Edison) checked in during the penalty phase, dropping their placement to 3rd.
  7. ^ Esteban & Marisol arrived 5th, but received a 30-minute penalty because they did not complete an additional task together. This did not affect their placement.
  8. ^a b c It is unknown which team member completed the Roadblock in Leg 1 (All Teams marked) or 3 (Only Esteban & Marisol).
  9. ^ Roger & Omar arrived 7th, but received a 4 hour penalty because they broke a race rule by trying to call someone outside of the production crew, which is strictly prohibited as of the rules. Aleandra & Marlene and Marietta & José checked in during the penalty time, felling Roger & Omar placement to last and were eliminated before the 4 hour penalty had elapsed.
  10. ^ Esteban & Marisol arrived 4th, but received a 30-minute penalty as Esteban helped Marisol in the Roadblock. 2 teams (Edison & Edison and Marietta & José) Checked in during the penalty phase, dropping them to 6th.
  11. ^ Mauricio & Carlos departed in 6th place from the airport in Manaus, because one of the team members lost his passport and required to get a new one.
  12. ^a b Mauricio & Carlos, initially arrived 3rd were received a 30-minute penalty as they took a taxi instead of traveling by bonde as instructed in their clue, Mauricio & Carlos placement did not effect and while Edison & Edison checked in 5th with the same penalty, the last 2 teams checked in at that time, dropping to last, which resulted them eliminated.
  13. ^ José & Marietta did not complete the Detour. Already in last place, they were allowed to check into the pit stop and were eliminated.
  14. ^ Leg 12 was a double-length leg with one Detour (first time) and two Roadblocks and was shown over two episodes.

Prizes[edit]

The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg.

  • Leg 1 – A Wii for each team member.
  • Leg 2 – A Wii for each team member.
  • Leg 3 – A Mountain bike for each team member.
  • Leg 4 – A Kayak for each team member.
  • Leg 5 – A US$1,000 Visa Prepaid Card for each team member.
  • Leg 6 – A US$1,000 Visa Prepaid Card for each team member and a Wii
  • Leg 7 – A trip for two to São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Leg 8 – A trip for two to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup or 2016 Summer Olympics. Plus, a worth of US$1,000.
  • Leg 9 – Stay in a hotel from Visa Luxury hotel collection and a US$1,000 Visa Travel Money.
  • Leg 10 – A Samsung LED TV and A Wii.
  • Leg 11 – A reward for Visa Travel Experience and Visa Travel Money courtesy of US$1,000.
  • Leg 12 – US$250,000

Race summary[edit]

Route Map.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Desvío (Detour)   Roadblock icon.svg Obstáculo (Roadblock)   Fast Forward icon.svg Avance (Fast Forward)   Yield icon.svg Alto (Yield)
Intersection icon.svg Intersección (Intersection)   U-Turn icon.svg Retorno (U-Turn)   Speed Bump icon.svg Multa (Speed Bump)   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Parada (Pit Stop)

Leg 1 (Guatemala)[edit]

Airdate: September 26, 2010

In Guatemala, teams have performed the Roadblock on the Chichicastenango Market.

In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between A tus manos (At Your Hands) and A tus pies (At your feet). In A tus manos, teams had to wash 10 kilograms (22 lb) of dirty clothes. In A tus pies, teams had to make a sawdust carpet. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to search for a couple dressed in traditional costumes similar to the ones on the provided picture.

Additional tasks
  • At Tikal National Park, teams had to search the earth, water, air and fire glyphs in order to receive their next clue.
  • At Chichicastenango Market, teams had to search the marked stand to receive their next clue.
  • At Panajachel Pier, teams had to travel by boat to the Pit Stop.

Leg 2 (Guatemala → Mexico)[edit]

Airdate: October 3, 2010

Cathedral of Puebla, was the last cathedral that the teams had to visit in order to get the clue.

For their Speed Bump, Mauricio & Mariana had to make Papel picado before keep racing. In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Platazos or Garrotazos. In Platazos, teams had to reveal the identity of a Mexican hero with the clue "As a child he was nicknamed as a sly and mischievous animal" (Miguel Hidalgo), then teams had to make their way to the Parián craft market, buy Talavera dishes and complete the name of the hero to receive their next clue. In Garrotazos, teams had to reveal the identity of another Mexican hero with the clue "This had a visible scar on the nose" (José María Morelos), then teams had to make their way to the artists quarter and break a Mexican Piñata, the teams had to complete the name of the Mexican hero in order to receive their next clue. The unaired Roadblock required one team member to retrieve the clue from a bowl full of Madagascar Cockroaches, the team member had to get their hands on the bowl for one minute.

Additional tasks
  • At Atitlán Nature Reserve, both team members had to complete a canopy course to receive their next clue.
  • At Fonda Santa Clara, teams had to elaborate "mole poblano" using a metate in order to receive their next clue.
  • At Dulcería La Central, teams had to sell traditional sweets known as "Gallitos" in "Senda de la mujer". Once completed, teams had to eat a tray of sweets before receiving their next clue.
  • After eating the sweets, teams had to search for seven churches obtaining a seal from a clerical authority. These were the San Jerónimo, Inmaculada Concepción, Santo Domingo, Niño Cieguito, Espíritu Santo, San Cristóbal churches and the Catedral de Puebla. Once completed, teams received their next clue.

Leg 3 (Mexico)[edit]

Airdate: October 10, 2010

Teams visited San Juan de Ulúa in this leg of the race.
  • Bus: Puebla (Puebla Bus Station) to Veracruz (Veracruz Bus Station)
  • Veracruz (Gran Café del Portal)
  • Veracruz (Container terminal)
  • Boca del Río (Monumento de los Valores Ciudadanos)
  • Veracruz (Plazuela de la Campana) >Roadblock ("Who dances better?")<
  • Veracruz (San Juan de Ulúa)
  • Veracruz (Chachalacas Beach) >Detour (Corazón contento or Árido e intrepido)<
  • Veracruz (Ribera de Río de Playa)
  • El Tajín (Pyramid of the Nichos) >Pit Stop (Leg 3)<

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member have to dance with a partner of the square to find that had the same number as provided to each team in their clue to receive their next clue. Teams had to purchase using a Visa card, for a traditional dance costume. In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Corazón contento (Happy Heart) and Árido e intrépido (Arid and Fearless). In Corazón contento, teams have to eat 14 spicy toasted chili peppers. In Árido e intrépido, teams had to take sandboarding in the dunes on a beach without falling off.

Additional tasks
  • At the Grand Café del Portal, teams had to serve 33 cups of "coffee milk" using the technique used by the waiters. If they do so, they receive the next clue.
  • At the Container Terminal in Veracruz, teams must add the numbers located in each container to find the result is equal to the number given to each team in their clue.
  • At Monumento de los Valores Ciudadanos, teams had to use a puzzle of hollow pyramid fashion to form the four values represented in the monument (love, honor, truth and work), to receive the next clue.
  • At San Juan de Ulúa, teams had to climb to the highest point of the fort on their own for the next clue.
  • At Chachalacas beach, teams had to drive an ATV before receiving the Detour clue.
  • At Ribera de Río de Playa, teams had to collect different species of fish, before heading to the Pit Stop.

Leg 4 (Mexico → Colombia)[edit]

Airdate: October 17, 2010

Villa de Leyva's main square was the Pit Stop for this leg of the race.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to make a clay pot in order to receive their next clue. In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Arrear (Herd) and Buscar (Search). In Arrear, teams had to herd three ostriches from one corral to another without touching or scaring them to receive their next clue. In Buscar, teams had to search for two ostrich eggs painted with the same colour to receive their next clue. In this Leg's Intersection, one team had to play Volleyball against another team in a 5-point match. The winning team got their next clue and the losing team had to wait for another couple to arrive to play against them. The final losing team had to wait 15 minutes after the previous winning team left before they were given their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Almacén Nazaret, teams had to buy eight candles with their respective ceramic holders and take them to the Basilica of the Lord of Monserrate in the top of Monserrate Hill. Once there, teams had to light the candles in the stairs in order to receive their next clue.

Leg 5 (Colombia)[edit]

Airdate: October 24, 2010

In Medellín, teams had complete the task that needs to collect resources in relation to Fernando Botero (pictured).

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member to create a flower of chairs, and then walk to San Pedro Cemetery to place it in the honor of Carlos Gardel's grave to get their next clue. In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Etiquetar (Label) and Voltear (Flip). In Etiquetar, teams have to label 100 T-Shirts with a clue on it. In Voltear, teams had to turn 150 trouser pockets to see their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Plaza de Luz, teams had to count the light poles (300). They could help put a colored sticker on each post to receive the next clue.
  • In the Museum of Antioquia, teams had to grab the books that are in the room of paintings, drawings and sculptures of Fernando Botero and deliver them to Biblioteca España for the next clue.
  • At the Parque Explora, teams have to view a digital animation of a queen angelfish, and identify the species of the same family in the aquarium. Once found, they had to report the number of the tank and the scientific name to a diver to receive the next clue.

Leg 6 (Colombia → Venezuela)[edit]

Airdate: October 31, 2010

Mayupa in Canaima National Park was the Pit Stop for this leg of the race.

In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Salto (Jumping) and Pataleo (Kicking). In Salto, teams must jump from a springboard that is used in synchronized swimming, while a professional diver supervises the work to receive their next clue. In Pataleo, each team must swim back and forth in relays along the Olympic swimming pool, while matching up with a table used for abdominal strengthening to receive their next clue. For their Speed Bump, Jelkin & Javier travelled to the port Ucayma on a truck, repaired a canoe, then pushed another canoe and made it float to get their next clue and continue racing. In this Leg's Fast Forward, one team had to go to Salto Hacha, to perform a Pemón ritual which involved trimming one's hair to a short length (but not completely shaven), and wearing a traditional uniform. Once the ritual was complete, the team would be awarded the Fast Forward. In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to eat Bachaco Ass (ants) and drink Cachiri (fermented cassava), when completely done, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Waku Lodge, teams have to carry 5 kilograms (11 lb) of cassava to a Wayar community, then they had to hold the balance while on a corduroy road, scratch the cassava, and then climb onto a small boat bound for Anatoly Island.
  • On Anatoly Island, each team member had to shoot a papaya with three darts from a blowgun to receive their next clue.
  • At the Playa del Sapo, teams had to row to the other side and then board a bus to the Salto Ucaima viewpoint to get their next clue.

Leg 7 (Venezuela → Brazil)[edit]

Airdate: November 7, 2010

While in Manaus, teams visited the Teatro Amazonas to get a clue.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member must move five watermelons from the wharf to Store Number Seven. In this Leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Entrenarse (Train) and Ubicarse (Located). In Entrenarse, Teams had to go through a military training course, consisting of net climbing, rope climbing, and a rappelling wall. When they completed the course, they would receive the next clue. In Ubicarse, teams had to use a compass to find specific coordinates of three flags in the jungle, which they need to exchange for the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Teatro Amazonas, teams must take a number and then enter the theater to identify which of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi are being played. If they identify all four correctly without a mistake, they received the next clue. Should they made a mistake, they have to listen to an entirely different piece of The Four Seasons and repeat.
  • At the Parque Municipal do Mindu, teams must plant five trees in the park following the advice of an environmentalist to get their next clue.
  • At the Manaus Bridge, teams must calculate how much concrete is needed to finish building the bridge for the next clue.

Leg 8 (Brazil)[edit]

Airdate: November 14, 2010

On top of Sugarloaf Mountain, teams used binoculars to look for a GO Visa emblem to find their next clue.

In this Leg's Speed Bump, Aleandra & Marlene had to wash, dry and stack many dishes in the Porcão Restaurant before they can continue the race upon the boss's satisfaction. During the Roadblock, one team member had to paraglide with an instructor from Pedro Bonita to São Conrado Beach, where they get their next clue from the otherside of the place. The Detour was a choice between Con Ritmo (With Rhythm) and Tocado (Headdress). In Con Ritmo, teams had to learn how to play a song on a traditional samba drum and play for five minutes without error for the next clue. In Tocado, teams had to create a costume which used for the carnival.

Additional tasks
  • Once atop Sugarloaf Mountain, teams needed to use binoculars to search for a GO Visa logo on a sailboat. They then had to row a boat from Iate Clube do Rio de Janeiro to the boat to get their next clue.
  • At Copacabana Palace, teams had to put on cleaners' outfits and pick a section of beach to clean. They would have to pick up some bottles and plastic lids and need to hold the item to the next location, Taller de Getulio.
  • At Taller de Getulio, teams had to make a stool out of the bottles and lids they collected at Copacabana Palace.

Leg 9 (Brazil → Argentina)[edit]

Airdate: November 21, 2010

Teams visited the Arco de Córdoba (Córdoba Arch) during this leg of the Race.

During the Roadblock, one team member had to ride a horse and guide it around barrels. Finally, they would have to spear a suspended ring to complete the task. The Detour was a choice between Enjabonado (Soaping) and Pesar (Weight). In Enjabonado, teams had to chase a pig that's covered with soap and hold onto it for five seconds. In Pesar, teams had to hitch a cow to a lift and then weigh it. If they came up with the correct weight, they would receive their next clue.

Additional Tasks
  • In Villa Tulumba, teams had to look at the various posters, monuments and signs and determine which name appeared most often. If correct, they would receive their next clue.
  • At the Posta de San Pedro, teams had to dress up as historic mail carriers, memorize a message, and orally repeat it to General Manuel Belgrano.

Leg 10 (Argentina)[edit]

Airdate: November 28, 2010

Teams had to fill eight sacks with salt in Salinas del Bebedero.

This Leg's Detour was a choice between Esquivar (Dodge) and Bloques (Blocks). In Esquivar, teams had to get their next clue while avoiding being hit by paintball snipers. If teams were hit, they had to start again. In Bloques, teams had to figure out how to transport six concrete blocks at once using a stick, a rope and a piece of wire. In the Roadblock, one team member had to drive around the track in 3:45 minutes. If they beat the time, they receive the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Mirador de Los Cóndores, teams had to abseil across three hanging bridges.
  • At Establecimiento Merlín, teams had to fill four jars with olives using only their mouths to get the next clue.
  • At the Salt Flat, teams had to fill eight sacks with salt and sew them closed. They would only receive their next clue if their bags weighed over 150 kg.

Leg 11 (Argentina → Bolivia)[edit]

Airdate: December 5, 2010

Lake Titicaca was the location for this Leg's Roadblock.

The Detour was a choice between Quemar (Burn) and Armar (Arm). In Quemar, teams visited the Street of Witches, and needed to purchase the items required for a shaman to build a "Good Journey Table". In Armar, teams travelled to the Museum of Musical Instruments and had to make two panpies. In the Roadblock, teams rode a traditional raft and had to collect reeds. Once they collected enough, they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Plaza Murillo, teams needed to find the origins of a famous phrase. Teams needed to figure out that it was Pedro Domingo Murillo famous speech that he made before he was hanged.
  • At Plaza principal in Copacabana, teams needed to decorate a car with the provided materials. It would then be blessed and teams would receive their next clue.
  • Teams needed to guide eight llamas from Rebaño de llamas to Plaza de Toros.

Leg 12 (Bolivia → Ecuador)[edit]

Airdate: December 12, 2010

Plaza Olmedo in Guayaquil was the midpoint of the race.
On the second half of the final leg, teams visited Puerto Ayora Island for the race's final Roadblock.

Airdate: December 19, 2010

  • Guayaquil (Malecón 2000 - La Planchada)
  • Flight: Guayaquil (José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport) to Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands (Seymour Airport)
  • Ferry: Baltra Island (Port of Baltra Island) to Santa Cruz Island (Port of Santa Cruz Island)
  • Santa Cruz Island (Cráteres Los Gemelos)
  • Santa Cruz Island (Garrapatero Beach)
  • Santa Cruz Island (Centro de crianza de tortugas Fausto Llerena)
  • Ferry: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island to Mandalay (Replica of HMS Beagle) >Roadblock ("Who reads faster?")<
  • Ferry: Mandalay to Santa Cruz Island (Tortuga Bay) >Pit Stop (Finish Line)<

In this Leg's Detour, teams chose between Restaurar (Restore) and Encontrar (Find). In Restaurar, teams had to paint a section of Barrio Las Peñas. In Encontrar, teams had to search the many names on the Monument to the Donars to find a specific name. In the first Roadblock, teams had to eat 1.5kg of "Horse" (A type of sausage) to get the next clue.

In the final Roadblock, teams had to search within the HMS Beagle to find three passages from the Charles Darwin book The Origin of Species. If they found the book, they can exchange the book to receive the final clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Monument of Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín, teams had to walk down Simón Bolívar Avenue to Barrio Las Penas. They then had to climb to the top of the lighthouse. At the top, a sailor would ask them how many steps there were. If teams came up with the correct answer of 500, they would receive their next clue.
  • At Parque Seminario, teams had to guide ten iguanas to a designated area with fruit and leaves.
  • At Empacadora PACFISH S.A., teams had to strip, clean and weigh two 5 pound packages of shrimp.
  • At La Planchada, teams had to place 12 flags onto a map representing the 12 locations they previously visited in the previous legs. Once the order was correct, they will receive the next clue.
  • At Garrapatero Beach, one team member had to use flags to spell out the name of an island, which the other team member had to interpret and spell.
  • At Centro de crianza de tortugas Fausto Llerena, teams were given five minutes to observe the giant tortoises. They would then be asked questions about the tortoises. If they answered them all correctly, they would receive their next clue.
  • On Puerto Ayora, teams had to load supplies onto the HMS Beagle to receive the next clue.

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