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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #875 on: June 10, 2017, 02:15:16 AM »
Youngest and Oldest contestants of each season:

TAR1-21 (Emily) / 64 (Dave)
TAR2-21 (Paige) / 65 (Claire)
TAR3-21 (Andrew) / 50 (Ian)
TAR4-21 (Josh) / 49 (Debra)
TAR5-21 (Donny, Nicole) / 61 (Bob)
TAR6-23 (Lena) / 69 (Don)
TAR7-22 (Alex) / 69 (Meredith)
TAR8-8 (Austin) / 57 (Tony A.)
TAR9-22 (Danielle, Dani) / 63 (Barry)
TAR10-22 (Kellie, Jamie) / 53 (Duke)
TAR11-23 (Danielle) / 56 (Joe)
TAR12-21 (Ari, Kynt) / 68 (Donald)
TAR13-21 (Starr) / 63 (Anita)
TAR14-22 (Luke) / 68 (Mel)
TAR15-21 (Dan) / 60 (Marcy)
TAR16-20 (Caite) / 71 (Jody)
TAR17-20 (Kevin) / 58 (Michael)
TAR18-24 (Kent) / 70 (Mel)
TAR19-19 (Zac) / 63 (Bill A.)
TAR20-25 (Maiya) / 45 (Mark)
TAR21-22 (Lexi) / 53 (Will, James L.)
TAR22-21 (Connor, Joey) / 58 (Dave)
TAR23-22 (Ally) / 60 (Hoskote)
TAR24-22 (Joey, Connor) / 59 (Dave)
TAR25-22 (Michelle) / 42 (Shelley)
TAR26-23 (Bergen) / 57 (Jeff M.)
TAR27-22 (Alex, Danielle) / 51 (Denise)
TAR28-19 (Cameron, Cole) / 58 (Scott)
TAR29-21 (Floyd) / 46 (Joey)

TARA1-23 (Jacqueline) / 42 (Ernie)
TARA2-24 (Natasha, Paula, Pamela) / 48 (Henry)
TARA3-24 (Neena, Mai) / 53 (Niroo)
TARA4-21 (Claire) / 53 (Hussein)
TARA5-21 (Alex) / 38 (Lisa)

TARAu1-21 (Anastasia) / 60 (Jeff)
TARAu2-21 (Grace) / 55 (Ross)
TARAu3-24 (Emily) / 50 (Elizabeth)

TARC1-21 (Vanessa) / 57 (Hal)
TARC2-19 (Cormac) / 51  (Rex)
TARC3-19 (Hamilton, Michaeia) / 62 (Neil)
TARC4-21 (Anthony, Brandon) / 51 (StÚphane)

TARCR1-24 (Aleksandra, Sarah) / 54 (Bonnie)
TARCR2-20 (Cecilia) / 52 (Rhett)
TARCR3-21 (Janelle) / 46 (Yu Ping)

TARJQ1-17 (Guan Xiaotong) / 57 (Zhang Tielin)
TARJQ2-23 (Deng Ziqi) / 62 (Zeng Zhiwei)
TARJQ3-21 (Sun Rui) / 48 (Jin Xing, Heinz)

HMLM1-20 (Liran) / 62 (Margalit)
HMLM2-18 (Adele) / 54 (Tal)
HMLM3-18 (Romi) / 60 (Ronnie)
HMLM4-20 (Tom) / 59 (Pnina)
HMLM5-21 (Lee) / 63 (Amit)

TAREDC1-23 (David) / 60 (Ricardo)
TAREDC2-23 (Stefany, Marietta) / 56 (Edison Sr.)
TARLA3-21 (Andre) / 49 (Ale)
TARLA4-22 (CainŃ, Fernanda) / 57 (Ciša)
TARLA5-24 (Karina) / 47 (Eddy)
TARLA6-21 (Orlando) / 51 (Juan)

TARN1-20 (Vilde) / 64 (Bj°rn)
TARN2-21 (Lindsy, Julie) / 69 (Milorad)

TARP1-22 (Dani, Angel, Jervi) / 47 (Ed)
TARP2-21 (Ed, Jody, Phoebe) / 52 (AJ)

TARV1-22 (Baggio, ThÓnh Ph˙c) / 39 (Richie)
TARV2-22 (S.T) / 32 (Tiến Đạt)
TARV3-23 (Trang Khiếu, Hương Giang) / 32 (Mint, Criss)
TARV4-20 (Th¨y Anh) / 34 (Ngọc Anh)
TARV5-21 (Th¨y Anh) / 43 (Richie)

VP-18 (Jacob) / 72 (Vladimir V.)

TARF-21 (HÚlÚna, SÚverine) / 54 (Francis, Michel)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #876 on: June 10, 2017, 03:04:04 AM »
Thanks GB! You are the best!  :hearts: :luvya: :<3


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #877 on: June 10, 2017, 10:38:07 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I have created a few speadsheets based on TAR team averages for people to check out.

One ranks the career average of every single team that's been on the race (so teams that have competed in 2+ seasons have the averages in both seasons combined). One has the averages of teams that never been last (and never eliminated to keep the spirit of the data). One has the averages of winning teams, and one has the highest averages of each season.

Here are the spreadsheets.

Some interesting things are: Teri & Ian have the lowest average of a team that's never been last nor eliminated; there have been two instances of teams being tied for the highest average (TAR 1 & 3); and there have been 291 teams that have competed on the race.

(291 total teams - 2 mixed teams - 10 4-person teams)*2 + 4*10 4-person teams = 598 people have run the race (in the American version).

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #878 on: June 12, 2017, 07:37:11 AM »
If we look at all the contestants to ever run the race, the age gap between the youngest and oldest racer is 63 years. The youngest contestant we've seen on the show is Austin Black at age 8 in Season 8 (Family Edition), while the oldest contestant is Jordan "Jody" Kelly from Season 16, racing at the age of 71.

If we exclude the family edition, the age gap would be 50 years, with there having been multiple 21 year old contestants (age requirement in normal seasons).

If look at all the contestants , the only ages in the gap we haven't seen a racer have is 55, 64 and 67. There hasn't been anyone at the age of 10, 13 or 18 either, but unless we're getting another Family Edition, it would be highly unlikely to ever see someone that young again.

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  • Zac from s19 was 19 years old when racing, making the age gap 52 years when excluding the Family Edition.
  • There have been contestants that have been 20 years old as well, which means that even though the age gap was bigger than I originally wrote, there are still only the ages I mentioned that we haven't seen.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #879 on: June 12, 2017, 03:36:42 PM »
Zac from TAR19 was 19 years old.


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #880 on: June 12, 2017, 04:10:18 PM »
Zac from TAR19 was 19 years old.

Thanks! Fixed the original post.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #881 on: June 12, 2017, 04:13:19 PM »
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #882 on: June 12, 2017, 04:36:53 PM »
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

Jody from TAR 16 was 71 or 73, and Mel was 70 when he raced again in TAR 18.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #883 on: June 13, 2017, 02:47:06 AM »
Technically, Charla & Mirna is first all-female team to make final 3 by team existence (they raced in TAR 5, but finished 6th and later returned in TAR 11, made into final 3). As we already know, Lyn & Karlyn are first by appearance chronologically (they only raced in TAR 10, and made into final 3). I don't know how to put words for this however, anyway.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #884 on: June 13, 2017, 03:30:26 PM »
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

Jody from TAR 16 was 71 or 73, and Mel was 70 when he raced again in TAR 18.

Additionally, as mentioned above, Vladimir V. from the Ukrainian version of the Race was the oldest racer to ever compete. He was 72.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #885 on: June 13, 2017, 03:43:46 PM »
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

60 - Marcy (of Marcy & Ron), s15
60 & 65 - Margaretta & Dave, s1
60 - Hoskote (of Hoskote & Naina), s23
61 - Bob (of Bob & Joyce), s5
61 & 63 - Fran & Barry, s9 + Arthur & Anita, s13
61 - Ron (of Ron & Christina) when returning for Unfinished Buisness
62 & 63 - Cathi & Bill, s19
63 & 65 - Peggy & Claire, s2
65 - Pat (of Kate & Pat), s12
66 & 69 - Mary Jean & Don, s6 + Gretchen & Meredith, s7
68 - Don of Nicolas & Donald, s12
68 & 70 - Mel (of Mel & Mike), s14 & s18 (Unfinished Buisness)

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #886 on: June 13, 2017, 08:39:21 PM »
Two teams from Japan completed in the amazing race Asia (Daichi & Sawaka, Rei & Keiji (represent for Singapore at Asia 5), both of them are siblings co-ed teams. Oldest racer of TAR Vietnam 3 was Do Hoang Duong 39, he raced with his wife "Kiwi" Ngo Mai Trang, the married couple was invited for All-Star but refused due to Kiwi's pregnancy

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #887 on: June 14, 2017, 05:04:40 PM »
Two teams from Japan completed in the amazing race Asia (Daichi & Sawaka, Rei & Keiji (represent for Singapore at Asia 5), both of them are siblings co-ed teams. Oldest racer of TAR Vietnam 3 was Do Hoang Duong 39, he raced with his wife "Kiwi" Ngo Mai Trang, the married couple was invited for All-Star but refused due to Kiwi's pregnancy

I still have no information about Team Kiwi on our wiki (age, hometown, full name). Do you have some I can use?
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #888 on: June 14, 2017, 07:47:25 PM »
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

To answer my own post, the penultimate legs of TAR 7 & 25 are the only other legs to have this distinction.

TAR 7 Leg 11 (12 if the double leg counts as two):
Uchenna & Joyce were 3rd and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Rob & Amber were 2nd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Ron & Kelly were 1st on the leg, ended up 3rd.

TAR 25 Leg 11:
Amy & Maya were 4th and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Misti & Jim were 3rd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Adam & Bethany were 2nd on the leg, ended up 3rd
Brooke & Robbie were 1st on the leg, ended up 4th (and eliminated mid-way through the final leg)

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #889 on: June 20, 2017, 04:40:33 PM »
Technically, Charla & Mirna is first all-female team to make final 3 by team existence (they raced in TAR 5, but finished 6th and later returned in TAR 11, made into final 3). As we already know, Lyn & Karlyn are first by appearance chronologically (they only raced in TAR 10, and made into final 3). I don't know how to put words for this however, anyway.

And by this logic, technically Kisha & Jen were also first all-female team to win TAR in American edition, as they returned to win TAR 18.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #890 on: June 21, 2017, 06:35:07 PM »
In the U.S. version of the Amazing Race the only letters we haven't seen as the first letter in someone's first name is Q and X.
Uchenna (of Uchenna & Joyce) is the only contestant to have a name starting with U, while Yolanda (of Ray & Yolanda) is the only one to have a name starting with Y.
The remaining letters all appear in multiple people's first names.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #891 on: June 21, 2017, 11:24:41 PM »
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

To answer my own post, the penultimate legs of TAR 7 & 25 are the only other legs to have this distinction.

TAR 7 Leg 11 (12 if the double leg counts as two):
Uchenna & Joyce were 3rd and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Rob & Amber were 2nd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Ron & Kelly were 1st on the leg, ended up 3rd.

TAR 25 Leg 11:
Amy & Maya were 4th and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Misti & Jim were 3rd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Adam & Bethany were 2nd on the leg, ended up 3rd
Brooke & Robbie were 1st on the leg, ended up 4th (and eliminated mid-way through the final leg)

TAR 16 had it happen from leg 7 to 8 as well :angel.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #892 on: June 22, 2017, 12:41:49 AM »
Joe Jer & Zabrina is the only teams who finished 6 different places in last 6 legs in TAR History and no dropped place
6th in leg 7 (Saved by NEL), 5th in leg 8, 4th in leg 9'mid-way and leg 9, 3rd in leg 10, 2nd in leg 11 and 1st in leg 12
TAR Asia 5 has four different teams win last four legs
TAR Asia 1 has six different teams win in first six legs (Mardy & Marsio won leg 1, Sahil & Prasant won leg 2, Howard & Sharan won leg 3, Andrew & Syeon won leg 4, Andy & Laura won leg 5, Sandy & Francesca won leg 6).
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #893 on: June 22, 2017, 01:59:19 PM »
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

To answer my own post, the penultimate legs of TAR 7 & 25 are the only other legs to have this distinction.

TAR 7 Leg 11 (12 if the double leg counts as two):
Uchenna & Joyce were 3rd and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Rob & Amber were 2nd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Ron & Kelly were 1st on the leg, ended up 3rd.

TAR 25 Leg 11:
Amy & Maya were 4th and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Misti & Jim were 3rd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Adam & Bethany were 2nd on the leg, ended up 3rd
Brooke & Robbie were 1st on the leg, ended up 4th (and eliminated mid-way through the final leg)

TAR 16 had it happen from leg 7 to 8 as well :angel.

That's a result flip between consecutive legs, but I was looking at result flips from one leg to the final results.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #894 on: July 02, 2017, 03:21:00 AM »
Heaviest penalty served at KOR pitstop 4 hours by Simi & Ope, Neil & Kristin and Hussein & Natasha, concidentally all of them are father/daughter teams


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #895 on: July 05, 2017, 10:37:02 AM »
Could be total bogus due to having no time to go and research  :lol:  but I think TARC 4 is the first Season not to have M/F Dating Team?  With TARC 5 being the second?  Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong?  ???
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #896 on: July 05, 2017, 11:01:53 AM »
The Amazing Race Norge 2 (Norwegian version) also did not have a dating team. :P
And it doesn't look like there was a dating team on the third & fourth seasons of the Israeli version.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #897 on: July 05, 2017, 12:05:20 PM »
Aahh Ha! I knew I'd be caught out.  :lol:  Can we just consider the English speaking versions then?  :funny:
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« Reply #898 on: July 18, 2017, 07:30:15 PM »
Just like Tyler curse, we have Brittany curse since two contestants named Brittany all finish in 9th. (21 and 28)

And also France joins the elite club of countries that are visited for three consecutive seasons after India (12, 13, 14), China (16, 17, 18), Indonesia (21, 22, 23), aside from USA, of course.
We also have Kristen EP curse, two teams with Kristen never used EP, Kristen & Daren eliminated with EP in their hand, while Kristen & Steph was too strong to use EP

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #899 on: August 04, 2017, 09:57:42 AM »
Randomly looking through results of different Seasons, and I think TAR Asia 5 is the only Season where none of the Final 3 won more than 1 Leg.  :o
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