Jelani & Jenny

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Jelani & Jenny
Jelani & Jenny
The Amazing Race 26
Team Title #TheLegalTeam
Finishing Position 2nd
Legs Completed 12
Legs Won 2
Average Position 3.17
Roadblock Count Jelani 6, Jenny 5
Countries raced Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Thailand.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Namibia.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Peru.svg Flag of the United States.svg

Jelani Roy and Jennifer "Jenny" Wu are a Blind Date pair who competed on The Amazing Race 26 as #TheLegalTeam. They are from New York City, New York and Los Angeles, California, respectively. They were very strong racers, winning the Express Pass and using it to defeat their U-Turn. They did not fall in love, though they did finish in 2nd place.


Race Summary

Leg 1 (United States → Japan)

  • Detour.png Syncing Steps: Learn and perform a series of robotic dance moves to with a modern Japanese pop group.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 2 (Japan)

  • Roadblock.png Jelani: Solve a Japanese puzzle box, also known as a yosegi.
  • Detour.png Share: Feed each other a bowl of noodles while using chopsticks and sitting in front of a high-power fan.
  • PitStop.png 1st

Leg 3 (Japan → Thailand)

  • Detour.png Tree: Both successfully deliver a tray of food across a zipline without spilling anything.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 4 (Thailand)

  • Detour.png Wheel: Ride a tuk-tuk around Bangkok, sinking a ball in snooker and feeding the cats at a cat cafe.
  • Roadblock.png Jelani: Take apart a combustion engine to retrieve a screwdriver from inside of the transmission.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 5 (Thailand → Germany)

  • Detour.png Stack: Use a pulley system to stack 15 empty beer cases by having one climb to the top of the stack.
  • Roadblock.png Jenny: Memorize and perform a German love song for partner, getting doused with water if unsatisfactory.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 6 (Germany → France → Monaco → France)

  • Roadblock.png Jenny: Travel on foot around Monaco, retrieving Grace Kelly's favorite roses and chocolate for partner.
  • Detour.png Don't Slack Off: Ride a zipline and then traverse a slackline, both spanning a 2000 foot cliff.
  • PitStop.png 5th

Leg 7 (France → Namibia)

  • Roadblock.png Jelani: Properly build a bushman hut from scratch.
  • Detour.png Pack: Prepare wildebeest meat and feed it to a pack of wild African dogs.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 8 (Namibia)

  • Roadblock.png Jelani: Observe a briefcase being airdropped from a bush plane and retrieve it, as well as a Travelocity Gnome.
  • Detour.png Play: Use cross-country sand skis to reach the top of a sand dune, then slide down - TAR-Express Pass Card.png Skipped
  • U-Turn.png Double U-Turned by Matt & Ashley.
    • Detour.png Work: Attach five large tires to vehicle and drag them along a 5km road to smooth it down.
  • PitStop.png 4thε

Leg 9 (Namibia → Netherlands)

  • Roadblock.png Jenny: Search for a matching pair of klompen amongst hundreds of nearly identical looking pairs.
  • Detour.png Soak: Ride a motorized hot tub-boat and solve a series of Rebus puzzles along the canal.
  • PitStop.png 3rd

Leg 10 (Netherlands → Peru)

  • Roadblock.png Jenny: Harvest a row of sugarcane.
  • Detour.png Papas: Sort a pile of potatoes and deliver them to the potato market.
  • PitStop.png 2nd

Leg 11 (Peru)

  • Detour.png Shake Your Hips: Learn and perform the marinera dance.
  • Roadblock.png Jelani: Paddle a caballito de totora boat through the surf to reach a buoy.
  • PitStop.png 2nd

Leg 12 (Peru → United States)

  • Roadblock.png Jelani: Use a rising bungee to retrieve a playbook from the stadium roof, catch a football pass and kick and extra point.
  • Roadblock.png Jenny: Rappel from Reunion Tower and spot flags marking the next destination.
  • PitStop.png Finish line - 2nd
The Amazing Race 26
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesJapanThailandGermanyFranceMonacoNamibiaNetherlandsPeru
Teams Aly & SteveBergen & KurtHarley & JonathanHayley & BlairJeff & JackieJeff & LydaJelani & JennyLaura & TylerLibby & CJMatt & AshleyMike & Rochelle
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