This is from Mary & David's Pike County, Kentucky newspaper. Good Luck May-Day!
Local couple to “race” across Asia
EXPRESS STAFF REPORT
A Pike County couple will get to travel across the globe and have a shot at winning $1 million as competitors on the “The Amazing Race” television show on CBS this fall.
The reality show will feature David and Mary Conley of Stone, the married parents of three children, as one of 12 teams during the upcoming season, the network announced.
David Conley is a 32-year-old coal miner and Mary Conley is a 31-year-old homemaker, according to a CBS press release.
The network describes the Conleys as a couple who met while working at McDonald's 10 years ago. They say David was in the Army and did some traveling, while Mary can count on one hand how many times she's been on a plane.
“We think it is amazing that out of all of the thousands of people who could have been chosen, they were chosen,” David Conley's stepmother, Maddie Conley, told the News-Express yesterday.
She said the Conleys live on Mullens Fork Road in Stone. David Conley grew up in Stone, while Mary Cline Conley was raised in South Williamson.
Maddie Conley added that the family is very excited for David and Mary.
“They'll get to do something that very few people get to do. It is an exciting thing!” she said.
The press release says “This hard-working couple is eager to expand their horizons and see the world,” which they will certainly get to do on the show.
“The Amazing Race 10” features 12 teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each team will compete in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination.
Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.
The show will premiere in September on a new night and time, airing Sundays at 8 p.m., according to CBS.
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