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Amazing Race's Michael and Scott: We Let Ourselves Down

Michael, Scott

A nasty ankle sprain didn't stop Michael and Scott on The Amazing Race, but bad directions did. The Boston firefighters were on the verge of safety when locals directed them the opposite way to the pit stop at Scotland's St. Ninian's Isle. "It was bad directions and a host of things coming together," Michael tells TVGuide.com. "And we have no one to blame but ourselves." Is it worse getting eliminated because of bad directions than an injury? See what they have to say below. Plus: Find out how they feel about Phil Keoghan picking them to win before the season began.
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The Amazing Race's Dennis and Isabelle: We Didn't Over-Prepare

Dennis and Isabelle

Dennis and Isabelle went as far as to design their own Amazing Race course in preparation for the show. But there was one thing they didn't train for: punting a boat. "I had never heard of punting until this!" Isabelle tells TVGuide.com. The couple was moving along Leg 2 swimmingly until they got swept up in a current and lodged in a corner in the river. How long were they stuck there? Find out below. Plus: What kind of season do they want to see?
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8 Amazing Secrets From The Amazing Race Start Line

Phil Keoghan

The Amazing Race is going back to the start.

To celebrate the 10-time Emmy-winning show's 25th season (premieres Friday, 8/7c, CBS), Race returned to New York City, where Season 1 began and ended, for the kickoff — and the start line in Times Square was open to the public for the first time ever.

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"I've always been an advocate of not keeping where we go a secret," host Phil Keoghan told TVGuide.com before production began. "What we do — keep that a secret — but as far as locations, when we're talking about where we're going, the better it is for the show. I think the viewer is more excited knowing where we're going, and they can't wait to see what happens in that place than they would be if they didn't know. It's kind of a great teaser. If we're going to Spain, you start thinking of all the things we could do in Spain. So I'm very excited to see our fans in Times Square. It's the perfect place to do it."

That's where I found myself at 3 a.m. Saturday, May 31, waiting for Phil to tell me that the world is waiting for me — or you know, the 11 teams. I've watched ...
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Meet The Amazing Race 25 Cast

Amazing Race Cast Season 25

A one-armed surfer and a Survivor couple are among the cast members of The Amazing Race 25, which will feature yet another new twist.

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Surfing champ Bethany Hamilton, whose left arm was bitten off by a shark in 2003, will globe-trot with her husband, Adam Dirks. Survivor: South Pacific alums Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan, who got married after the Race, will aim to do better than previous Survivor-turned-Race pairs Rob and Amber, who finished second and eighth on Seasons 7 and 11, respectively; and Ethan and Jenna, who finished 10th on Season 19. 

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Amazing Race's Caroline and Jennifer: Skydiving Task Was "Really Frustrating"

Caroline and Jennifer

A split-second decision made the difference between first and second place for Caroline and Jennifer on The Amazing Race All-Stars finale. Despite seeing Dave and Connor's cab pull up behind them en route to the final clue box, the country singers let the duo pass them, giving them a marginal lead they wouldn't relinquish. "They got there four seconds ahead of us," Caroline tells TVGuide.com. "It drives me crazy thinking about it." So why didn't they tell their cabbie to drive faster? Find out below. Plus: See what they have to say about their passive racing style.
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Amazing Race Winners Dave and Connor: "It's An Out-of-Body Experience"

Phil Keoghan, Connor, David

After 24 seasons, The Amazing Race finally had its first parent-child team winners when Dave and Connor won the $1 million on Sunday's All-Stars finale. "We feel really fortunate to be the first parent-child team," Dave, who at 58 is also the show's oldest winner, tells TVGuide.com. "It feels pretty cool. It's hard to believe we're the first." See what else the Season 22 alums have to say about their big victory, how close it actually was, and why they were so hung up on getting U-Turned by Brendon and Rachel.
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Who Won The Amazing Race All-Stars?

Phil Keoghan

[WARNING: The following story reveals the winners of The Amazing Race All-Stars. Read at your own risk.]
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Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan: Finish Is "Down to the Wire"

Phil Keoghan

All bets are off on Sunday's Amazing Race All-Stars finale. The final three teams — Dave and Connor, Caroline and Jen, and Brendon and Rachel — will head to Las Vegas, where they'll skydive and participate in David Copperfield's great escape challenge on the way to the closest finish since Season 2's epic footrace.

"I remember saying to the other teams waiting at the finish, watching them come to the mat, 'Who's it going to be?' It was down to the wire," Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "It's a different kind of show. We took advantage of being ...
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Exclusive First Look: Amazing Race Serves Up One Boozy Detour

Rachel, Brendon

The Amazing Race All-Stars teams will pour their hearts out — and lots of tears — on Sunday's episode.

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One of the Detour options on Sunday (8/7c, CBS) tasks racers with making seven cocktails in Kuala Lumpur. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong! They have to ...
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Amazing Race's Bopper: Withdrawal Was "Heartbreaking"

Bopper

The Amazing Race All-Stars made its first elimination before the race even started. That "gut-wrenching" start Phil Keoghan described saw fan fave Bopper bow out at the starting line due to an inflamed pancreas. Instead of his BFF Mark withdrawing as well, Bopper was replaced by fellow Kentuckian and now three-time Racer Mallory. "The whole thing was just terrible timing," Bopper tells TVGuide.com. "But as much as I wish I could've gone, I wanted Mark to go even more. He shouldn't miss out on this because of me." See what else the Season 20 alum had to say about his withdrawal and how it all went down. 
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