The Amazing Race: China Rush 2

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The Amazing Race: China Rush 2
The Amazing Race: China Rush 2
First Aired August 7 - October 23, 2011
Filmed May 13 - June 7, 2011
No. of Episodes 12
Winners Lily Li &
Jan Höpper
Continents Visited 1
Countries Visited 1
Provinces Visited 10
Cities Visited 10
Distance Traveled 5,200 miles (6,350 km)
No. of Legs 11
Season Chronology
Season 1 ◄ Season 2 ► Season 3
Legs
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11

The Amazing Race: China Rush 2 (Chinese: 冲刺!中国: 极速前进中国版 2; pinyin: Chōngcì! Zhōngguó: Jísù Qiánjìn Zhōngguó Bǎn 2) is a Chinese reality television series. Based on the American reality TV series, The Amazing Race, it features 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race across 11 cities in China to win a trip to Hoh Xil Natural Reserve and a trip around the world worth CN¥400,000 ($55,662). The Chinese TV network International Channel Shanghai aired the season in English, and DragonTV in Chinese.

American and German Dating Couple Lily & Jan were the winners of the race.

Contents

Provinces visited

Leg(s) Province Previous Visits Pit Stops
1, 11 Shanghai 1 1
1, 2 Zhejiang 1 1
2, 3 Jiangxi 0 1
3, 4 Fujian 0 1
4, 5 Guangdong 1 1
5, 6 Hunan 0 1
6, 7 Chongqing 0 1
7, 8, 9 Yunnan 1 2
9, 10 Qinghai 0 1
10, 11 Shandong 1 1

Cast

Applications were accepted from March 4, 2011, and ended April 10, 2011. Filming began May 13, 2011, and ended June 7, 2011. In contrast to the previous season which featured foreign and ex-pat contestants, this season has a mixed cast between native born Chinese and foreigners living in China. All the contestants communicate using a mixture of Chinese and English.

A Lai & Jackie
Elena & Tameka
Lily & Jan
Mary & Cecilia
Matt & Kylie
Paul & Nash
Rhett & Howie
Simon & Katherine
Summer & Eachen
Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er
Xiao Long & Lv Meng

Results

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note this table does not necessarily reflect 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
performed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Flag of the United States.svgFlag of Germany.svg Lily & Jan Dating Couple 3rd 5th 7th 3rd 2nd> 1st 5th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd~ 1st Lily 6, Jan 6
Flag of the United States.svgFlag of China.svg Simon & Katherine Dating Long Distance 6th 8th 6th 6th3 5th 6th 3rd 5th 4th 3rd 3rd+ 2nd Simon 6, Katherine 6
Flag of China.svg Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er Recording Artists 8th 9th1 1st> 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st~ 3rd Sun Bin 6, Hao Fei'er 6
Flag of New Zealand.svgFlag of Australia.svg Matt & Kylie International Students in China 10th 7th 2nd 4th3 4th 5th 4th 3rd 1st 4th 4th+ Matt 6, Kylie 5
Flag of China.svg Mary & Cecilia Cousins/Students in Canada 1st 1st 8th< 7th3 6th< 4th 1st 4th 5th 5th Mary 5, Cecilia 4
Flag of Ukraine.svgFlag of the United Kingdom.svg Elena & Tameka Fitness Fanatics 7th 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 6th 6th Elena 3, Tameka 4
Flag of the United States.svg Rhett & Howie 30 Year China Veterans 5th 6th 4th 5th3 7th 7th Rhett 2, Howie 3
Flag of China.svg Summer & Eachen Newly Dating/Childhood Friends 4th 4th 5th 8th4,5 Summer 0, Eachen 3
Flag of China.svg Xiao Long & Lv Meng Wushu Coaches 2nd 3rd 9th Xiao Long 1, Lv Meng 1
Flag of China.svg A Lai & Jackie Mother/Son 9th 10th2 A Lai 0, Jackie 0
Flag of Canada.svgFlag of Ghana.svg Paul & Nash Expat Teachers 11th Paul 0, Nash 0
  • A red team placement indicates that the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue team placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump task in the following leg.
  • A yellow > indicates that the team who chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it.
  • A brown ⊃ or a cyan ⋑ indicate that the team chose to use one of the two U-Turns in a Double U-Turn; or indicate the team who received it.
  • Matching colored symbols (orange + and magenta ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
  1. Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er were unable to complete the secret code task and elected to take a 2-hour penalty.
  2. A Lai & Jackie were unable to complete the puzzle task or the secret code task and elected to take two 2-hour penalties. When they arrived at the Lying Dragon Valley after all the other teams had checked in, Allan came to the location (Lying Dragon Valley) and eliminated them.
  3. Matt, Rhett, Simon and Mary were unable to complete the Roadblock and elected to take a 2-hour penalty.
  4. Summer & Eachen used their U-Turn power on Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er, who were ahead of them. The U-Turn had no effect.
  5. Summer & Eachen arrived at the Pit Stop in 3rd place but withdrew due to family reasons.

Prizes

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

  • Leg 1 – A Three day Two night trip for two to Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou.
  • Leg 2 – A Three day Two night trip for two to Sanya, Hainan.
  • Leg 3 – A Three day Two night trip for two to Hong Kong.
  • Leg 4 – A Four day Three night trip for two to Malaysia.
  • Leg 5 – A Seven day trip for two to Thailand.
  • Leg 6 – A trip for two to Bali, Indonesia.
  • Leg 7 – A Seven day trip for two to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Leg 8 – A Seven day trip of two to California
  • Leg 9 – A Three day Two night trip for two to Hawai'i.
  • Leg 10 – A Five day Four night trip for two to Maldives.
  • Leg 11 – A trip to Hoh Xil Natural Reserve and a trip around the world worth ¥400,000 ($55,662).

Race summary

The route of the 2nd Amazing Race: China Rush.

Leg 1 (Shanghai → Zhejiang)

Leg 2 (Zhejiang → Jiangxi)

Leg 3 (Jiangxi → Fujian)

Leg 4 (Fujian → Guangdong)

Leg 5 (Guangdong → Hunan)

Leg 6 (Hunan → Chongqing)

Leg 7 (Chongqing → Yunnan)

Leg 8 (Yunnan)

Leg 9 (Yunnan → Qinghai)

Leg 10 (Qinghai → Shandong)

Leg 11 (Shandong → Shanghai)

The Amazing Race: China Rush 2
Legs 1234567891011
Countries China
Teams A Lai & JackieElena & TamekaLily & JanMary & CeciliaMatt & KyliePaul & NashRhett & HowieSimon & KatherineSummer & EachenSun Bin & Hao Fei'erXiao Long & Lv Meng
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