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Barring some great luck, beach volleyball partners Katie Seamon, 23, and Rachel Johnston, 24, knew their elimination was sealed on The Amazing Race after finishing second-to-last last week. "We spent a lot of time talking about it. If there's some way we can be equalized with everyone, we'll be fine," Rachel tells TVGuide.com. "But if we stay in [the Arctic Circle] area, we need someone to make a mistake and no one ever did." But the two admit they did make a mistake last week that set them back.

TVGuide.com: How far behind were you?
I think we were about 25 minutes behind — the same amount of time as we started behind. ... We didn't have the chance to [make up time]. None of the other teams made mistakes and neither did we, so it was kind of like, if nobody else messes up, there's no opportunity for us to catch up.

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