Meredith & Gretchen

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Meredith & Gretchen
Meredith & Gretchen
The Amazing Race 7
Relationship Married/Retired
Finishing Position 4th
Legs Completed 10
Legs Won 0
Average Position 5.40
Roadblock Count Meredith 61, Gretchen 4
1 Roadblock not completed
Countries raced Flag of Peru.svg Flag of Chile.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Botswana.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of England.svg

Meredith and Gretchen Smith are a retired married couple who competed on The Amazing Race 7. They are both from Easton, Maryland. They experienced a frightening moment when Gretchen fell and cut open her forehead in some caves in South Africa, requiring stitches and a large bandage. They made it all the way to 4th, falling short in England.


Race Summary

Leg 1 (United States → Peru)

  • Detour.png Rope a Llama: Direct two llamas through the mountains to a pen.
  • PitStop.png 6th

Leg 2 (Peru → Chile)

  • Roadblock.png Gretchen: Shine shoes for five passers-by, charging 5 Peruvian Sols.
  • Detour.png Shop: Purchase five ingredients from a shopping list.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 3 (Chile → Argentina)

  • Detour.png Paddle: White-water raft seven miles.
  • Roadblock.png Meredith: Eat four pounds of assorted meat. - Not completed, 4-hour penalty
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 4 (Argentina)

  • Roadblock.png Meredith: Ride a horse around a series of barrels and spear a ring within 40 seconds.
  • Detour.png Island: Use a map to travel far to an island.
  • PitStop.png 7th

Leg 5 (Argentina → South Africa)

  • Detour.png Tunnels: Go spelunking in a cave to find the next clue.
  • Roadblock.png Gretchen: Go shopping for supplies to give to an orphanage.
  • PitStop.png 7th - Non-elimination leg

Leg 6 (South Africa → Botswana)

  • Roadblock.png Meredith: Throw a spear at a swinging bag.
  • Detour.png Food: Pound corn to fill a basket.
  • PitStop.png 5th

Leg 7 (Botswana)

  • Detour.png Milk It: Milk goats to fill a 10oz cup.
  • Roadblock.png Meredith: Drive vehicle through a river then use it to move fallen logs.
  • PitStop.png Arrived 4th, turned away for missing the final clue - 5th

Leg 8 (Botswana → India)

  • Roadblock.png Gretchen: Search amongst 600 metal boxes to find the next clue.
  • Detour.png Liquid: Push a tea tray through a 3-storey office building to deliver to three customers.
  • PitStop.png Leg Midpoint - 5th
  • Detour.png Trunk: Push a 600lbs elephant cart across town.
  • Roadblock.png Meredith: Complete two laps in a camel-driven cart.
  • PitStop.png 4th

Leg 9 (India → Turkey)

  • Detour.png Kilos: Weigh people on the streets to achieve a total of 2,500kg.
  • Roadblock.png Gretchen: Scale a ladder and rappel down up and over castle walls.
  • PitStop.png 2nd

Leg 10 (Turkey → England)

  • Detour.png Brawn: Transport five heavy boats 500yd.
  • Roadblock.png Meredith: Drive a double-decker bus through an obstacle course.
  • PitStop.png 4th - Eliminated
The Amazing Race 7
Legs 123456789101112
Countries United StatesPeruChileArgentinaSouth AfricaBotswanaIndiaTurkeyUnited Kingdom (England) • JamaicaPuerto Rico
Teams Brian & GregDebbie & BiancaLynn & AlexMegan & HeidiMeredith & GretchenRay & DeanaRob & AmberRon & KellyRyan & ChuckSusan & PatrickUchenna & Joyce
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