The Amazing Race 10
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|The Amazing Race 10|
|Season run||September 17 – December 10, 2006|
|Filming dates||May 27 – June 24, 2006|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Winning team||Tyler Denk & James Branaman|
|Distance traveled||40,000 miles (64,000 km)|
|No. of legs||12|
|All-Stars||Dustin Konzelman & Kandice Pelletier,
David & Mary Conley
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. Professional models Tyler Denk and James Branaman were the winners of this Race. A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's CreateSpace program.
- 1 Production
- 2 Results
- 3 Episode title quotes
- 4 Prizes
- 5 Race summary
- 5.1 Leg 1 (United States → China)
- 5.2 Leg 2 (China → Mongolia)
- 5.3 Leg 3 (Mongolia → Vietnam)
- 5.4 Leg 4 (Vietnam)
- 5.5 Leg 5 (Vietnam → India)
- 5.6 Leg 6 (India → Kuwait)
- 5.7 Leg 7 (Kuwait → Mauritius)
- 5.8 Leg 8 (Mauritius → Madagascar)
- 5.9 Leg 9 (Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine)
- 5.10 Leg 10 (Ukraine → Morocco)
- 5.11 Leg 11 (Morocco → Spain)
- 5.12 Leg 12 (Spain → France → United States)
- 6 Ratings
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Development and filming
The Amazing Race 10 spanned 40,000 miles (64,000 km) and covered 4 continents and 13 countries, making this the season with the most number of countries visited. Amongst them, 6 were previously unvisited countries, including Mongolia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Madagascar, Finland and Ukraine. None of those countries have been visited since. It was also the first season to (nearly) circumnavigate the globe in a generally westwardly fashion, crossing the Pacific Ocean in the first leg and crossing the Atlantic on the final leg. Most other seasons transversed the globe in a generally eastwardly direction.
The Amazing Race 10 saw the show's first double elimination when in one leg, it eliminated 2 teams: one halfway through the leg, and the other at the end. It also introduced a new race marker: the Intersection. It involved having two teams work together for all future tasks until otherwise instructed. If no other team was available when one team read the Intersection clue, they were required to wait for another team to show up before proceeding. The Intersection was also shown in conjunction with a Fast Forward, with the first team pairing to win to earn the Fast Forward for both teams.
Additionally, the penalty for coming in last on a non-elimination leg was also changed. Instead of being stripped of money and possessions, the last place team was "Marked for Elimination". This means that at the following leg, they need to check in first at the Pit Stop or else they will be issued a 30-minute penalty at the mat, possibly allowing teams trailing behind them to overtake them in the final placings for that leg.
During the Vietnam legs, all route markers were colored yellow and white rather than red and yellow so as to avoid confusion with the flag of the former independent state of South Vietnam; these were also the original route markers in season 1. The 2nd Vietnamese leg was also the first time in race history in which teams received race money in local currency.
Episode 4 which contained Leg 4 was selected by CBS for The Amazing Race nomination in the 2007 Emmy Awards, and garnered five total nominations, including one for the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. The episode won the latter award, winning for the show its fifth Outstanding Reality-Competition Award in a row.
Applications were accepted through January 20, 2006 (one week later than the original deadline). Semi-finalist interviews occurred in late February/early March, followed by finalist interviews in Los Angeles during late March and early April. Filming ran from May 27, 2006 to June 24, 2006.
The cast of The Amazing Race 10 was increased to 12 teams for the first time since Season 4. It included best friends, a couple, college cheerleaders, boyfriends, brothers, a team member with a prosthetic leg, recovered drug addicts, beauty pageant queens, and a pair of single mothers.
Lyn and Karlyn made history by becoming the first all-female team to make the final 3.
Dustin and Kandice along with David and Mary were selected to race in The Amazing Race All-Stars among a cast of returning teams from seasons 1 – 10. David and Mary also appeared on The View where they received gifts from the show, including vacations, a Ford Explorer, and a new house. Jamie was later crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2008, and competed in the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas on April 11, 2008.
While Peter and Sarah were portrayed as a newly dating and bickering couple on the race (to the extent that Sarah "broke up" with Peter during their elimination in Kuwait), Sarah revealed that they were friends whose "dating" was non-existent and created to give them an interesting storyline, although she did say that her displeasure over Peter's cold and hectoring behavior on the race was genuine.
The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with their placements in each leg and relationships as identified by the program. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks performed6|
|Tyler & James||Models||1st||2nd||2nd||3rd||6th||6th||2nd||2ndƒ+||1st||1st||1st||3rd||1st||Tyler 6, James 6|
|Rob & Kimberly||Dating||5th||6th||3rd||1st||3rd||3rd||3rd||3rdƒ+||4th||3rd||3rd||1st||2nd||Rob 6, Kimberly 6|
|Lyn & Karlyn||Single Moms/Friends||9th||9th||6th||6th||5th||4th||5th||5th~||3rd||4th||2nd<||2nd||3rd||Lyn 6, Karlyn 7|
|Dustin & Kandice||Beauty Queens||4th||5th||4th||7th||2nd||2nd||1st||1st^||2nd||2nd||4th>||4th10||Dustin 6, Kandice 6|
|Erwin & Godwin||Brothers||7th||8th||1st||4th||4th||5th||4th||4th^||5th||5th||Erwin 4, Godwin 5|
|David & Mary||Coalminer and Wife||10th||7th||7th||5th||7th||1stƒ4||6th||6th~8||David 4, Mary 2|
|Peter & Sarah||Recently Dating||3rd||1st||5th||2nd||1st||7th5||Peter 4, Sarah 2|
|Tom & Terry||Boyfriends||8th||4th||8th3||8th||Tom 2, Terry 2|
|Duke & Lauren||Father/Daughter||2nd||3rd||9th||Duke 2, Lauren 1|
|Kellie & Jamie||Cheerleaders||6th||10th2||Kellie 1,2Jamie 1|
|Vipul & Arti||Married||11th||Vipul 1, Arti 0|
|Bilal & Sa'eed||Best Friends||12th1||Bilal 1, Sa'eed 0|
- A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
- An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not finish 1st on the next leg, they would receive a 30-minute penalty.
- A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
- Matching colored symbols (pink +, brown ^, and magenta ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
- A yellow > means that team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it; <> indicates a leg where the Yield was available but not used.
- ^ Bilal & Sa'eed were the last team to arrive at the Meridian Gate in Forbidden City and were eliminated as per the provisions were given at the start of the race (see below).
- ^ Kellie took, but failed to complete, the Roadblock in Leg 2. Already in last, Kellie & Jamie then checked into the Pit Stop, without issuing a 4-hour penalty because they came in last place and were eliminated.
- ^ Tom & Terry initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for traveling on motorcycles, which had been specifically prohibited for safety reasons. As Tom & Terry were waiting out their penalty, Tyler & James, Rob & Kimberly, Dustin & Kandice, Peter & Sarah, Lyn & Karlyn, and David & Mary checked in, dropping Tom & Terry to 8th.
- ^ Because David & Mary finished 1st, their 30-minute "marked for elimination" penalty was nullified.
- ^ During the leg, Peter & Sarah had fallen so far behind that all the other teams had already checked into the Pit Stop before Peter & Sarah even arrived at the Detour. When they finally found their next Route Marker at Souk Sulabiya, instead of performing the Detour, Peter & Sarah were instructed to go directly to the Pit Stop, where they were eliminated.
- ^ Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock. It is unknown who completed the Roadblock from Erwin & Godwin and David & Mary.
- ^ Due to an Intersection, Tyler & James and Rob & Kimberly were able to work together to complete the Fast Forward, thus both teams were able to skip all remaining tasks and head directly to the Pit Stop.
- ^ David & Mary initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. As David & Mary were waiting out their penalty, Lyn & Karlyn checked in, dropping David & Mary to last place and eliminating them.
- ^ Leg 9 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
- ^ Dustin & Kandice had been "marked for elimination;" however, since Dustin & Kandice arrived at the Pit Stop in last place, they were eliminated without the 30-minute penalty being issued.
Episode title quotes
Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.
- "Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" – Mary
- "Can Horses Smell Fear?" – Kimberly
- "Oh, Wow! It’s Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" – Mary
- "I Know Phil, Little Ol’ Gorgeous Thing" – Mary
- "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" – Dustin
- "Maybe Steven Segal [sic] Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" – Mary
- "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" – Tyler
- "He Can't Swim But He Can Eat Cow Lips!" – Tyler
- "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" – Godwin
- "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" – Lyn
- "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" – Karlyn
- "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" – James
- "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!" – Tyler
Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg.
- Leg 1 - US$20,000.
- Leg 2 - A trip to Mexico, including swimming with dolphins and traveling in the forest on an ATV from Travelocity.
- Leg 3 - A state of the art home theater system.
- Leg 4 - A jet-ski for each team member.
- Leg 5 - A home gym center for each team member.
- Leg 6 - A trip to a resort in Jamaica.
- Leg 7 - A motor-scooter for each team member.
- Leg 8 - A trip to the Kona coast on Hawaii's Big Island, including a helicopter tour.
- Leg 9 - A trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including swimming with dolphins and cruising through the jungle canopy.
- Leg 10 - A Sprint phone with a year's subscription for each team member. The team with the charm that matched the one carried by the Berber greeter won this prize (see race summary below; though it so happened that the first team to arrive had the matching charm).
- Leg 11 - A trip to Barbados, including swimming with turtles and a spa package from Travelocity.
- Leg 12 - US$1,000,000.
|Destinations||Air travel Rail travel Water travel Bus travel|
|Route Markers||Detour Roadblock Fast Forward Yield Intersection Pit Stop|
Leg 1 (United States → China)
Airdate: September 17, 2006
- Seattle, Washington, United States (Gas Works Park) (Starting Line)
- Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) to Beijing, China (Beijing Capital International Airport)
- Beijing (Gold House Restaurant)
- Beijing (Forbidden City - Meridian Gate) (Overnight Rest and Elimination point)
- Beijing (Houhai - North Bank Road)
- Beijing (Run De Li Market or Beihai Park)
- Great Wall of China (Juyongguan)
At the start of the Race took place at Seattle's Gas Works Park, teams had their clues on their bags and were told to travel to their first destination city, Beijing. They went to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to take one of two flights to Beijing departing at 1:22 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Upon arriving in Beijing, teams had to head to Gold House Restaurant, where they encountered with the first Roadblock, asking "Who's hungry to stay in the race?". One team member had to eat the eyeballs from a fish head soup out of a bowl, which is commonly a Chinese delicacy. When this was complete, the chef gave the teams their next clue. The clue sent teams to the Forbidden City and Meridian Gate to find the kiosk where they had to pick a slot in one of three departure times, all of which would be released the following morning. The last team to arrive at the gate was not given a morning departure time and was eliminated.
The next morning, teams received their clues and had to take to a sidecar motorbike to North Bank Road at Houhai and search the Pedicab Manager to receive their next clue, and it was soon discovered for the Detour, a choice was Labor or Leisure. In Labor, teams had to travel 1 mile (1.6 km) by pedicab to Run De Li Market where they needed to use traditional Chinese bricks and methods to pave a 45-square-foot (4 m2) section of sidewalk in a specific pattern. In Leisure, teams had to take a pedicab to Beihai Park to take part of a Chinese relaxation method known as Taiji Bailong, which they need to successfully balancing a ball on a paddle. The clue directing teams to travel to the Great Wall of China along Juyongguan and where they had to use a rope to scale the Wall and climb to the Pit Stop.
Leg 2 (China → Mongolia)
Airdate: September 24, 2006
- Beijing to Erenhot
- Erenhot (Erlian Train Station) to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar train station)
- Ulaanbaatar (Choijin Lama Monastery)
- Terelj (Gorkhi-Terelj National Park)
- Gachuurt, Ulaanbaatar (Hotel Mongolia)
During the Pit Stop, teams headed back to Beijing and started the leg, where they opened their clues and were told to travel to the deep landscape of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with a bus and train. Upon arriving to the city of Ulaanbaatar, teams had to head to Choijin Lama Monastery and had to observe a Buddhist ceremony before receiving their next clue.
The clue teams had to pick a Soviet military jeep and told to travel to a riverbed in Terelj and find Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Upon arrival, they had to put on traditional Mongolian army hats and ride 2.5 miles (4.0 km) on a horse until they reach with their next clue at the park, and soon had found with the nomadic lifestyle-Detour: Take It Down or Fill It Up. In Take It Down, teams choose one of ten traditional nomadic shelters known as yurt. They then must take the canvas and roof down, hold it up, and attach it to a camel. In Fill it Up, teams must take a cart and they had to take four water containers pulled to an indigenous ox-like animal called hynik to the river 500 yards (460 m). Then they had to fill the containers up at a stream, bring them back by their hynik, and fill a barrel to the designated line. A nomad would give them their next clue.
The clues teams received at the Detour where they must ride the horses back at the park's entrance and instructed to Hotel Mongolia in Gachuurt and picked up the Roadblock clue, where they asking "Who's ready to aim high?". One team member had to string a traditional Mongolian bow and shoot a flaming arrow to hit a target 160 feet (49 m) away. After hitting the target, the team could run to the Pit Stop at the pavilion on a hill.
Leg 3 (Mongolia → Vietnam)
Airdate: October 1, 2006
- Ulaanbaatar (Chinggis Khaan Hotel)
- Ulaanbaatar (Chinggis Khaan International Airport) to Hanoi, Vietnam (Noi Bai International Airport)
- Hanoi (Hỏa Lò Prison aka "Hanoi Hilton")
- Hanoi (Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem - Thoa Flower Shop in 55 Hang Ma Street)
- Hanoi (Ben Xe Gia Lam Bus Station) to Phố Vác
- Phố Vác (Dinh Vác Temple)
- Phố Vác (Home of Nguyĕn Văn Thuý or Nhà Thò)
- Phố Vác (Canh Dong Dia)
During their previous Pit Stop at Hotel Mongolia, teams started the leg at Chinggis Khaan Hotel and they had opened their clues and instructed to head next to the capital city of Hanoi, Vietnam. They informed that did not have money to start the leg with an option to not beg or sell anything. Upon departing, teams allowed to buy the tickets to Hanoi.
When in Hanoi, teams had to head to Hỏa Lò Prison, known infamously as "Hanoi Hilton" during Vietnam War and where they had to search the grounds to find the room of John McCain's flying suit to receive their next clue. The clue informed them to travel to Thoa Flower Shop in the Old Quarter at Hoan Kiem District where they picked up the Roadblock clue asking, "Who's ready to pedal some dough?". One team member had to choose a Vietnamese bicycle with a basket of flowers and sell enough to make at least 80,000₫ (VND – approximately US$5). When the florist was satisfied with their work, a vendor would receive their next clue. Whatever money they earned, they were allowed to keep.
The clue teams instructed to travel by bus to Phố Vác and find Dinh Vác Temple where they find with their next clue, and it was soon found out the Detour, a choice between Fuel and Fowl. In Fuel, teams had to travel to the home of Nguyĕn Văn Thuý and make 30 round coal bricks, a traditional Vietnamese fuel source, by putting wet coal in a traditional press. When they properly assembled all coal bricks, a coal maker would receive their next clue. In Fowl, teams traveled to Nhà Thò where they had to construct traditional local materials to an intricate Vietnamese birdcage. When the birdcage was properly construct, they would receive their next clue. The clues sending teams to travel by foot to the Pit Stop at the rice paddy in Canh Dong Dia.
Leg 4 (Vietnam)
Airdate: October 8, 2006
- Hanoi (Ly Thai To Garden)
- Hanoi (Ben Xe Gia Lam Bus Terminal) to Hạ Long (Ben Xe Bai Chay)
- Hạ Long (Hydrofoil Harbor)
- Hạ Long Bay (Hon Yen Ngua)
- Hạ Long Bay (Sung Sot Cave)
- Hạ Long Bay (Soi Sim Island)
At the start of the leg, teams had to pick up 588,000₫ (VND – approximately US$37) at the table. Upon departing, they had to travel to Ly Thai To Garden in Hanoi where they had to listen the clue from the megaphone: "Attention racers! Here is your clue! Taxi across the Red River to Ben Xe Gia Lam. Then take a bus to Ben Xe Bai Chay. Then find the Hydrofoil Harbor". Until it figure out that their next location is at Hạ Long.
At Ha Long's Hydrofoil Harbor, teams picked up their next clue. There was a Yield in this leg and it was not used, however it went unaired. They picked up the clue and was encountered with the Roadblock, asking "Who's got strong arms and legs?". One team member had to use a mechanical ascender to climb 90 feet (27 m) up the sheer face of the cliff at Hon Yen Ngua, take their clue, and then rappel down.
The clue instructed teams to travel by motorboat to Sung Sot Cave to search with their next clue, the Detour: Over or Under. In both Detours, teams were taken to the water by a junk, then given a sampan to row. In Over, teams had to row to a provisions ship, load the provisions, then row a sampan to a floating village to deliver goods to the specific addresses on their invoice. When finished, teams rowed back to the provisions ship and present the finished invoice to the captain who would give them their next clue. In Under, teams had to take a marked buoy and then take a sampan to a pearl farm, choose a line of buoys and grab 30 baskets hauling them out of the sea and into their boats. Then, they had deliver the baskets to a pearl farmer to receive their next clue. The clues teams instructed to take a junk to Soi Sim Island for the Pit Stop.
Leg 5 (Vietnam → India)
Airdate: October 15, 2006
- Haiphong (Haiphong Train Station) to Hanoi (Hanoi Train Station)
- Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport to Chennai, India (Chennai International Airport)
- Chennai to Mamallapuram
- Mamallapuram (Vallavar Arts & Crafts)
- Mamallapuram (Madras Crocodile Bank or Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple)
- Mamallapuram to Chennai
- Chennai (Karthik Driving School)
- Chennai (Chettinad House)
At the Pit Start at Ha Long Bay Harbor, teams opened their clues and informed to travel to the city of Chennai, India. They must have to take a train a first from Haiphong to Hanoi and had to take their flight tickets at the travel agency. Upon arriving, they had to take a bus to Mamallapuram and find Vallavar Arts & Crafts and find their next clue from the store owner.
The clue turned out for the Detour and the choice between Wild Things or Wild Rice. In Wild Things, teams had to make their way 9 miles (14 km) to Madras Crocodile Bank, locate pit 16 and help the workers wrangle a marsh crocodile to transport it to a new pit. In Wild Rice, teams made their way 200 yards (180 m) to Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple and chose an outline of a traditional floral design shown on the temple floor. Using a picture for reference, they had to use colored powder made from rice to color it in so that it matched the picture.
The clue instructed teams to travel by bus back to Chennai and find Karthik Driving School where they receive their next clue, the Roadblock and asking "Who's the driving force behind this team?". One team member had to sit through a driver's education class, then navigate India's frenzied streets for a driving test while driving on the left-hand side of the road. When they passed the driving test and obtained an Indian driver's license, they received the next clue. The clue teams instructed to drive the instructor's car to the Pit Stop at Chettinad House.
Leg 6 (India → Kuwait)
Airdate: October 22, 2006
- Chennai (Chennai International Airport) to Kuwait City, Kuwait (Kuwait International Airport)
- Kuwait City (Kuwait Towers)
- Kuwait City (Souk Al-Gharabally)
- Kuwait City (Souk Sulabiya or Kuwait Camel Racing Club)
- Kuwait City (Al Sadiq Water Towers)
At the start of the leg, teams received a mobile phone on the Pit Start with a video message for their next destination: Kuwait Towers. To get there, they must travel to Kuwait City, Kuwait. Upon arrival, they had to pick a marked vehicle to the towers and they locate on a group of unnamed spherical towers for finding a message with their next clue.
The clue contained a Fast Forward where teams required to wear a protective gear and use a flame retardant shield to retrieve the Fast Forward from a cluebox next to a simulated oil fire at the oil well on 6th Ring Road, braving temperatures of over 1,000 °F (538 °C). Otherwise teams had to do the Roadblock at Kuwait Towers, asking "Who's strong in both mind and body?". One team member had to climb a ladder to the top of one of the towers 610 feet (190 m) above the ground. At the top, they received a satchel filled with puzzle pieces. They then had to go to the ground and assemble the puzzle to reveal the name of the street which was their next destination.
The clue had to figure out from the Roadblock and the destination would be going to Souk Al-Gharabally where had to find a marketplace with a marked stall for a next clue, encountered with the Detour and the choice was Manual or Automatic. In Manual, teams drove to an area known as Souk Sulabiya and had to fill ten 110 pounds (50 kg) bags of camel feed up to a marked line. When filled, they had to transport them 100 yards (91 m) to a pallet and properly stack them to get their next clue. In Automatic, teams went to the Kuwait Camel Racing Club where they used a walkie-talkie to operate a voice activated robotic jockey attached to a camel. When the camel ran a 140-yard (130 m) course, a wrangler would give them their next clue. The clues send teams to a desert outpost at Al Sadiq Water Towers for the Pit Stop.
Leg 7 (Kuwait → Mauritius)
Airdate: October 29, 2006
- Kuwait City (Kuwait International Airport) to Plaine Magnien, Mauritius (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport)
- Grand Baie (Isla Mauritia boat)
- Port Louis (Merville Beach Hotel) (Unaired)
- Case Noyale (Post Office)
- Les Salines de Petite Rivière Noire or Île aux Benitiers
- Bel Ombre (Château Bel Ombre)
At the start of the leg, teams were informed to travel to the island country of Mauritius, located at the tip of the Indian Ocean off the African coast. Upon arrival, teams had to search a marked car and find a model boat inside that may contains their next clue with the description "Isla Mauritia" below on it along with "Swim to Me", to figure out to travel themselves to Grand Baie. When they find the ship at Grand Baie, they had to swim to the ship and swim out with their next clue.
There was a Roadblock in this leg, however it was not shown and the clue is clearly visible in Dustin and Kandice's hands in one of the stills for the episode on the show's website. The clue told teams to travel to the Case Noyale Post Office and where they locate their next clue and had to be the Detour, given the teams choice between Salt or Sea. In Salt, teams had to search through three giant piles of salt, the key of the country's economy, for a salt shaker containing their next clue. In Sea, teams had to choose a boat captain, then travel by motorboat to an island called Île aux Benitiers 2.5 miles (4.0 km) away. When there, they had to search the island using a treasure map to find the boat's sail. After finding it, they had to carry it back to the boat, attach it, and sail back. The clues instructed teams to travel to the Pit Stop at Château Bel Ombre.
Leg 8 (Mauritius → Madagascar)
Airdate: November 5, 2006
- Plaine Magnien (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport) to Antananarivo, Madagascar (Ivato International Airport)
- Antananarivo (Lac Anosy – Black Angel statue)
- Antananarivo (Tohotohobato Ambondrona Analakely)
- Antananarivo (Cathedral Andohalo)
At the start of the leg, teams had to travel next to the island country of Madagascar. Upon arriving in its capital city of Antananarivo, they had to head to the Black Angel statue in Lac Anosy where they find their next clue. The clue had soon found out there is a new Intersection twist where two teams must join to work as a team for most tasks together. The clue contained with the Fast Forward, the intersected teams had to travel 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to Analakely Market and eat one full serving of beef muzzle, a French-inspired local delicacy. When they cleaned their plates, the two teams would win the Fast Forward.
The other intersected teams must take with the Detour situated in Madagascar's life activities: Long Sleep or Short Letter. In Long Sleep, teams traveled by van 2.2 miles (3.5 km) to an open market where they had to deliver 8 mattresses and wrap them with a cover on foot approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) through the streets of Antananarivo to a certain address. When the delivery was complete, the homeowner handed them their next clue. In Short Letter, teams traveled by van 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to a paper working station where they had to work together to successfully make 28 pieces of handcrafted paper. When the artisan signaled they had correctly made their paper, they would receive their next clue. After the Detour, teams were no longer Intersected.
The uninteresected teams handed their clues and instructed to travel to Tohotohobato Ambondrona Analakely and had to search with their next clue was encountered for the Roadblock, and asking "Who can cut through the red tape?". One team member had to go up to the stairs filled with rubber stamp vendors across the steep staircases and find four different vendors with a matching stamp to imprint (boat, train, plane and car) on their clues. When they finished, they would proceed to the Pit Stop at Cathedral Andohalo where their teammate was waiting.
Leg 9 (Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine)
Airdates: November 12 & 19, 2006
- Antananarivo (Ivato International Airport) to Helsinki, Finland (Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport)
- Helsinki (Kappeli Café)
- Helsinki (Helsinki Central railway station) to Tampere (Tampere railway station)
- Ylöjärvi (Soppeenharjun Koulu (Finnish))
- Tampere (Tampere railway station) to Turku (Turku Central railway station)
- Lohja (Tytyri Limestone Mine)
- Helsinki (Helsinki Olympic Stadium Tower)
- Helsinki (Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport) to Kiev, Ukraine (Boryspil Airport)
- Oster, Chernihiv Oblast (169th District Training Centre, Ukrainian Ground Forces or Oster Tank School)
- Kiev (Apartment 33)
- Kiev (Dance & Groove or Ukrainian National Music Academy)
- Kiev (Great Patriotic War Museum)
At the start of the leg, teams had to travel next to the city of Helsinki, Finland. Due to limited availability flights out of Madagascar, teams had to require a provided flight from Antananarivo to Paris, and then were tasking arrangements to make a connection to Helsinki. However, they are no obligation for the tickets.[a] Upon arriving in Helsinki, teams had to head to Kappeli Café and search the marked laptop where they had to log onto their AOL e-mail to receive a video from loved ones back at home. When they watch their videos, the owner of the cafe would get their next clue.
The clue sending teams to take a train to Tampere and taxi to the city of Ylöjärvi to find Soppeenharjun Koulu where they had to follow the marked path and search the grounds outside the school for their next clue, and discovered for the warmer muddy first half Detour: Swamp This or Swamp That. Both options are methods by which Finnish athletes keep themselves in shape during the warmer months. In Swamp This, teams have to put a pair of cross country skis through bog, and trudge through a 1 mile (1.6 km) course in a muddy field. In Swamp That, teams had to take an obstacle course through bog. They needed to crawl, climb and carry each other, then proceed to the finish line to get their next clue.
The clues after the Detour instructed teams to travel by train to Turku, then had to head to town of Lohja. When there, teams had to head to Tytyri Limestone Mine and picked up the Roadblock clue of this first half, asking "Who's ready for a miner inconvenience?". One team member had to ride a bike down a steep hill and search the Lohja mine for a marked dig site and get a chunk piece of limestone. Then, after attaching the limestone to their bike, they had to go back to the start point and had to use tools to break it open to get their next clue which was inside. The clue teams told to head to Helsinki Olympic Stadium back in Helsinki and find their next clue, sending teams to the top of the tower 236 ft (72 m) and had to do a face first rappel known as an Angel Dive down to the tower with three lines available in one per team until receiving their next clue, told teams to keep racing.
After being told to keep racing, the clue received at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, teams were instructed to travel to the country that is home of the infamous Chernobyl, where they had figure out that they have to go next is Ukraine. Upon arrival to its capital city of Kiev, they were given Soviet-made Volga cars as transportation for the second half with their next clue located at the top of the car.
The clue where had to figure out that their next destination is at Oster Tank School located in the outskirts of the city and where they had to find their next clue, the Roadblock for the second half and teams asking "Who's ready to take command?". One team member had to command of taking a Soviet T-64 Tank through a one and a half mile oval-shaped training course used for simulated military exercises in Ukraine's premiere tank school. When they successfully completed the course, the officer would hand out their next clue.
The clue teams instructed to head back to Kiev and find Apartment and locate unit number 33 to knock the door to receive their next clue, and turned out to be with the musical-inspired second half Detour: Make the Music or Find the Music. In Make the Music, teams traveled 3 miles (4.8 km) to Dance & Groove, a hip hop/dance club in Kiev's underground rap movement and had to perform a rap song incorporating the names of all of the nations visited so far on the Race. The judge would approve their show and give them their next clue. In Find the Music, the teams had to go 2.5 miles (4.0 km) to the Ukrainian National Music Academy. When there, they had to search through thousands of pieces of sheet music for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra. When they had the correct music, they needed to search 120 practice rooms for one of six pianists to perform the piece for them. When the pianist completed the piece, they would get their next clue. In both Detours, teams had to dress up to blend in with the people. The clues sending them to Great Patriotic War Museum for the Pit Stop.
Leg 10 (Ukraine → Morocco)
Airdate: November 26, 2006
- Kiev (Boryspil Airport) to Ouarzazate, Morocco (Ouarzazate Airport)
- Ouarzazate, Kasbah (Antiquittés du Sud)
- Ouarzazate (Atlas Film Studios)
- Idelssan (Café La Pirgola)
- Guedara (Pottery Shop) or near Ouarzazate (North Africa Horse)
- near Marrakech in the Atlas Mountains (Nomadic Berber Camp)
At the start of the leg, teams informed to travel to Ouarzazate, Morocco, located at the heart of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara. Upon arrival, they had to head to Ouarzazate's Kasbah district and must find an antique shop known as Antiquittés du Sud where they had instructed to receive four pendants, only one of which has a good luck charm which they could exchange for some "good fortune" and bring it to the Pit Stop, and with their next clue.
The clue told teams to travel to the famous Atlas Film Studios where they had to search beneath the studio's backlog and find their next clue, as well as the Yield sign. There was a Yield on this leg, Dustin & Kandice had to choose Yield Lyn & Karlyn. The clue encountered with the Roadblock, asking "Who wants to be a gladiator?". One team member act like ancient gladiators by racing horse chariots. While racing, they would have to pull down two colored flags that match their horse. When they possessed both flags, the Charioteer would give them their next clue.
The clue teams instructed to head to the rural town of Idelssan and find Café La Pirgola where they locate their next clue, and it was eventually found out with the Detour: Throw It or Grind It. In Throw It, teams traveled 4 miles (6.4 km) to Guedara to a marked pottery shop. When there, they had to make two clay pots. The potter would give them their next clue when the pots were made to his specifications, the potter would give their next clue. In Grind It, teams traveled 4 miles (6.4 km) towards Ouarzazate to North Africa Horse. They had to choose crushing mills use to grind 77 pounds (35 kg) of olives and pack them into bags. When they have properly crushed the olives with pressing bags, the olive miller would give them their next clue. Each Detour selection only had three workstations, which were first-come, first-served. After completing the Detours, teams drove on the road to Marrakech until they reached a marker, where they turned off into the desert to the Berber camp that served as the Pit Stop.
Leg 11 (Morocco → Spain)
Airdate: December 3, 2006
- Casablanca (Quartier des Habous)
- Casablanca (Mohammed V International Airport) to Barcelona, Spain (Barcelona Airport)
- Barcelona (Parc del Laberint d'Horta)
- Barcelona (Las Ramblas, Maremagnum Bridge (Spanish) and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri (Spanish) or Colònia Güell)
- Barcelona (Palau Nacional de Montjuic)
At the Berber Camp, teams opened their clue and had to drive to the country's largest city of Casablanca. Upon arrival, they made their way to a marketplace known as Quartier des Habous to search with their next clue, until it opens up with the Roadblock and teams asking "Who's got a taste for the unusual?". One team member had to find a stall and where they would receive 1 pound (0.45 kg) of camel meat which they had to bring to a stall called Cafe 11, grind it, and then skewer it so a chef could prepare a traditional Moroccan recipe and so they could then eat it. When the plate was cleaned, the chef would give them their next clue.
The clue instructed teams to travel to Barcelona, Spain. When there, they must travel to Parc del Laberint d'Horta and search the maze to find their next clue. The clue had soon found out with the Spanish festival-related Detour, a choice between Lug It or Lob It. In Lug It, teams had to walk a distance from Las Ramblas and then travel by foot to Maremagnum bridge and had to get into giant costumes known as gigantes y cabezudos. When they became giants, they had to walk over a mile in them to find a female giant in Plaça de Sant Felip Neri to receive their next clue. In Lob It, teams had to travel to Colònia Güell and took part in a tomato festival. They had to search a giant pile of tomatoes and find one with a clue inside. While they were searching, locals threw tomatoes at them as done in the Spanish festival. The clues instructed teams to travel to the famed Palau Nacional de Montjuic for the Pit Stop.
Leg 12 (Spain → France → United States)
Airdate: December 10, 2006
- Barcelona (Sagrada Família)
- Barcelona (Barcelona Airport) to Paris, France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport/Paris-Orly Airport[b])
- Paris (Eiffel Tower)
- Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare) to Caen, Basse-Normandie (Gare de Caen)
- Carpiquet (Caen-Carpiquet Airport)
- Bayeux (Gare de Bayeux) to Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare)
- Paris (Place de la Concorde)
- Paris (Quai d'Orleans, Pont de la Tournelle or Anatomy Fashion Studio)
- Paris (Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport) to New York City, New York, USA (John F. Kennedy International Airport/Newark Liberty International Airport[b])
- Manhattan (Daily News Building)
- Manhattan (The Alamo)
- Garrison (St. Basil Academy)
At the start of the leg, teams opened their clues and instructed them to find "a church that has been under construction for over 124 years": to this Basilica, the Sagrada Família, where they had to search the park for their next clue. The clue informed teams to travel to Paris, France. Upon arrival, they had to head to the famous Eiffel Tower and use the tower's elevator to find the next clue.
The clue where teams must take a train to Caen and had to find Caen-Carpiquet Airport where they locate their next clue, encountering the final Roadblock and asking "Who's ready to storm the beach?". One team member had to perform a 13,000 feet (4,000 m) tandem skydive with a skydive instructor over the skies of Normandy. The other team member remaining in the plane would be treated to a surprise nosedive. The skydiver parachuted down the sands of Omaha Beach. When they landed at the ground, the person who did the Roadblock was taken to Bayeux train station in a military jeep. While the non-participating member took the taxi and reunited with their partner.
The clue told teams to travel by train back to Paris and find the busiest famous street in the city, Place de la Concorde where they had to search with their next clue, and was soon found out with the Parisian cultured-themed final Detour, teams had to choose between Art and Fashion. In Art, they had to go to an art studio, pick up a painting, and then take the painting through the streets of Paris to a painter who was waiting on a landing by the Seine to complete (Quai d'Orleans, Pont de la Tournelle is seen in the background). When the painting was finished, they would receive their next clue. In Fashion, teams had to travel by foot to Anatomy Fashion Studio where they had to make a jacket, using the tools and materials provided, and put it on a mannequin for display. When the designer approved their work, she would give them their next clue.
The clues after the Detour teams instructed to head for their final destination city: New York City. When touchdown, they had to find the Daily News Building and search inside with a giant globe, their next clue is located. The clue where teams received at the News Building had given a photograph of the The Alamo and were told to travel there by foot. When they found the Alamo, the teams had to find a woman in a yellow cap who would give them their final clue, sending them to Garrison's St. Basil Academy for the Finish Line.
|1||"Real Fast! Quack, Quack!"||2.14||#6|
|2||"Can Horses Smell Fear?"||2.11||#8|
|3||"Oh, Wow! It’s Like One of Those Things You See on TV!"||1.89||#10|
|4||"I Know Phil, Little Ol’ Gorgeous Thing"||1.55||#12|
|5||"I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!"||2.17||#8|
|6||"Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies"||2.23||#8|
|7||"I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle"||1.94||#6|
|8||"He Can't Swim But He Can Eat Cow Lips!"||2.04||#8|
|9||"Being Polite Sucks Sometimes"||2.11||#6|
|10||"Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive"||1.89||#12|
|11||"We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches"||2.13||#8|
|12||"Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!"||2.07||#6|
|13||"Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!"||2.02||#4|
- On the flight from Madagascar to Helsinki, none of the teams had chosen the provided flight.
- When flying to Paris, Rob & Kimberly and Tyler & James chose to fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport, while Lyn & Karlyn chose to fly to Orly Airport. When flying to New York, while the other two teams managed to take the earlier flight to JFK International Airport, Lyn & Karlyn took the remaining flight to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Since the time difference between the two flights was too great, footage of Lyn & Karlyn completing tasks in New York City was not aired.
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