The Amazing Race 10

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The Amazing Race 10
The Amazing Race 10
First Aired September 17 - December 10, 2006
Filmed May 27 - June 24, 2006
No. of Episodes 13
Winners Tyler Denk &
James Branaman
Continents Visited 4
Countries Visited 13
Cities Visited 28
Distance Traveled 40,000 miles (64,000 km)
No. of Legs 12
All-Stars Dustin Konzelman &
Kandice Pelletier
,
David, Jr. &
Mary Conley
Season Chronology
Season 9 ◄ Season 10 ► Season 11
Legs
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12

The Amazing Race 10 is the tenth installment of The Amazing Race. The season premiered on September 17, 2011. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on December 10, 2011.

This season visited 13 countries, with first time visits to Mongolia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Madagascar, Finland and Ukraine.

Friends and professional models Tyler & James were the winners of The Amazing Race 10.

Production

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 tranversed the globe in a generally eastwardly direction.

The Amazing Race 10 saw the show's very 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 be in first place or else they will be issued a 30-minute penalty at the mat, possibly allowing teams finishing 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 vanquished South Vietnam. The 2nd Vietnamese leg was also the first time in race history in which teams received race money in local currency.

During the Ukraine leg, Phil was detained for two days. The United States ambassador worked all night to free him.

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.

Lyn & Karlyn were the first all-female team to make the final 3.

Dustin & Kandice along with David & Mary were selected to race in The Amazing Race All-Stars among a cast of returning teams from seasons 1-10.

Countries visited

Leg(s) Country Previous Visits Pit Stops
1, 12 Flag of the United States.svg USA 9 (All) 1
1, 2 Flag of China.svg China 3 1
2, 3 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia 0 1
3, 4, 5 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 1 2
5, 6 Flag of India.svg India 4 1
6, 7 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 0 1
7, 8 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 0 1
8, 9 Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar 0 1
9 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 0 0
9, 10 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 0 1
10, 11 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 1 1
11, 12 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1 1
12 Flag of France.svg France 3 0

Cast

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.

Bilal & Sa'eed
David & Mary
Duke & Lauren
Dustin & Kandice
Etwin & Godwin
Kellie & Jamie
Lyn & Karlyn
Peter & Sarah
Rob & Kimberly
Tom & Terry
Tyler & James
Vipul & Arti

Results

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 performed6
1 2 3 <4> 5 6 7 87 99 10 11 12
Tyler & James Models 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 6th 2nd 2ndƒ+ 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st Tyler 6, James 7
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 3
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 1,2 Jamie 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 gold > means that team chose to use the Yield; < indicates the team who received it; gold <> indicates a leg where the Yield was available but not used.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Because David & Mary finished 1st, their 30-minute "marked for elimination" penalty was nullified.
  5. 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.
  6. Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock. It is unknown who completed the Roadblock from Erwin & Godwin and David & Mary.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 applied.

Episode title quotes

Titles for episodes are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.

  1. "Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" – Mary
  2. "Can Horses Smell Fear?" – Kimberly
  3. "Oh, Wow! It’s Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" – Mary
  4. "I Know Phil, Little Ol’ Gorgeous Thing" – Mary
  5. "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" – Dustin
  6. "Maybe Steven Seagal Will See Me And Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" – Mary
  7. "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" – Tyler
  8. "He Can't Swim But He Can Eat Cow Lips!" – Tyler
  9. "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" – Godwin
  10. "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" – Lyn
  11. "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" – Karlyn
  12. "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" – James
  13. "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!" – Tyler

Prizes

Unless otherwise noted, prizes were awarded to the first team to check in for each leg.

  • Leg 1 - $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 Leg 10; 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 - $1,000,000.

Race summary

The route of the 10th Amazing Race.

Leg 1 (United States → China)

Leg 2 (China → Mongolia)

Leg 3 (Mongolia → Vietnam)

Leg 4 (Vietnam)

Leg 5 (Vietnam → India)

Leg 6 (India → Kuwait)

Leg 7 (Kuwait → Mauritius)

Leg 8 (Mauritius → Madagascar)

Leg 9 (Madagascar → Finland → Ukraine)

Leg 10 (Ukraine → Morocco)

Leg 11 (Morocco → Spain)

Leg 12 (Spain → France → United States)

Ratings

Canadian ratings

Order Episode Viewers (millions) Rank
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


External links

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