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CBS ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THE ALL-STAR EDITION OF THE NINE-TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES,“THE AMAZING RACE,”PREMIERING FEB. 23


11 All-Star Teams Including The Globetrotters, The Cowboys, Brendon & Rachel and Dave & Connor Return For Another Chance at $1 Million


CBS announced today the 11 all-star teams returning for another sprint around the globe and the opportunity to win the $1 million dollar prize, on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE, premiering Sunday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

This season, which marks the 24th race around the world for the series, will feature some of the most memorable duos. Eleven all-star teams return for another chance to win THE AMAZING RACE, but in a dramatic twist one team will not make it to the starting line.  The returning teams include fan favorites The Globetrotters, The Cowboys, Dave & Connor, Brendon & Rachel, and more.

Teams will be put to the test as they travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles. The Race will take them on a mission high above the city in Guangzhou, China, rappelling down the roaring rapids of the Kiansom Waterfall in Malaysia, fighting with Gladiators in Rome, Italy and fueling up vehicles in Sri Lanka. 

Following are the 11 all-star teams, listed in no particular order:
Name: Leo Temory
Age: 27
Hometown: Torrance, Calif. 
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur
Follow on twitter: @LeoTemory
Name: Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Current occupation: Owner, Z.I.G. (Zadran Investment Group)
Follow on twitter: @JamalZadran
Connection: Cousins Nickname: AfghanimalsPrevious season: 4th place on season 23Click here to watch a memorable moment: Competing in the Angklung Detour in Indonesia and coming in first place on the leg.
Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: PhD Student in Biomedical Physics at UCLA
Follow on twitter: @brendonvbb12
Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: TV Personality
Follow on twitter: @RachelEReilly
Connection: NewlywedsNickname: BrenchelPrevious season: 3rd place on Season 20Memorable moment: Unable to complete the Fast Forward in leg 10 when Rachel didn’t shave her head. _________________________________________________________________________
Name: Jennifer Wayne
Age: 31
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Current occupation: SongwriterFollow on twitter: @jenwayne
Name: Caroline Cutbirth
Age: 30
Hometown: Waca, Texas
Current occupation: Ramblin’ Music Promoter
Follow on twitter: @txsweetcaroline
Connection: FriendsNickname: The Country Singers. Part of the band Stealing Angels. Previous season: 4th place in Season 22Memorable moment: Completed the bog challenge on the penultimate leg in Ireland, though Jen struggled and ultimately led to their demise. Name: Cord McCoy
Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.   
Current occupation: CowboyFollow on twitter: @cordmccoy
Name: Jet McCoy
Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Current occupation: Rancher
Connection: BrothersNickname: The CowboysPrevious season: 2nd place in Season 16 and 6th place in Season 18Memorable moment: The only team to survive a non-elimination, complete a speed bump and place first in a leg following a last place finish.
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Name:  David O’Leary
Age: 59
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Real Estate InvestorFollow on twitter: @davidolearyslc
Name: Connor O’Leary
Age: 22
Hometown:  Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation:  Student and Professional CyclistFollow on twitter: @coleary00
Connection: Father/Son Cancer SurvivorsPrevious season: 8th place Season 22Memorable moment: Dave ruptured his Achilles tendon and tore his calf muscle at the end of leg two in French Polynesia. Even with Dave’s injury, the team went on to place first in the following two legs. Ultimately, they withdrew due to the injury in leg five.
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Name: Herbert “Flight Time” Lang 
Age: 37
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
Current occupation: Harlem GlobetrotterFollow on twitter: @datrotter4
Name: Nate “Big Easy” Lofton
Age: 32Hometown: New Orleans, La.  Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
Connection: Friends Nickname: The GlobetrottersPrevious seasons: 4th place in Season 15 and 2nd place in Season 18Memorable moment: In season 15, after taking a four hour penalty in Leg 11 for not completing the Road Block, they were eliminated in the Czech Republic. _________________________________________________________________________
Name: John Erck
Age: 28
Hometown: Mora, Minn.
Current occupation: iOS Developer
Follow on twitter: @johnerck
Name: Jessica Hoel
Age: 27
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Current occupation: Sales
Follow on twitter: @jessicahoel
Connection: Engaged  Previous season: 9th place in Season 22Memorable moment: The only team with an Express Pass ever to be eliminated. _________________________________________________________________________
Name: Margie O’Donnell
Age: 56
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Current occupation: RN and Sr. Clinical Research Associate   
Name: Luke Adams
Age: 28
Hometown: Philadelphia, Penn.
Current occupation: Advancement Associate/Motivational SpeakerFollow on twitter: @lukeadams14
Connection: Mother/SonPrevious seasons: 3rd place in Season 14 and 8th place in Season 18Memorable moment: Finished in first place in their very first leg in Switzerland where Host Phil Keoghan used sign language to inform them.
Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Student
Follow on twitter: @natalieeand
Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Studying to be a CrossFit Instructor Follow on twitter: @nadiyaaand
Connection: TwinsNickname: TwinniesPrevious season: 4th place in Season 21Memorable moment: Known for calling each other Twinnies and their exuberant energy. 
Name: Joseph “Joey” GraceffaAge: 22Hometown: Los AngelesCurrent occupation: YouTube Host  http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeyGraceffa Follow on twitter: @joeygraceffa
Name: Meghan CamarenaAge: 26Hometown: Los AngelesCurrent occupation: YouTube Hosthttp://www.youtube.com/user/Strawburry17 Follow on twitter: @strawburry17
Connection: Best friendsPrevious season: 5th place in Season 22Memorable moment: U-Turned in leg 10 and ultimately eliminated after struggling to stay ahead of their alliance, Mona & Beth.

Name: William “Bopper” Minton
Age: 43
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Current occupation: UnemployedFollow on twitter: @BopperMinton
Name: Mark Jackson
Age: 47
Hometown: Clay County, Ky. 
Current occupation:  Unemployed 
Connection: FriendsNickname: Team KentuckyPrevious season: 5th place in Season 20Memorable moment: Shaved their heads as part of the Fast Forward but ultimately were eliminated in leg 10.

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