The Amazing Race 10 was the tenth installment of the popular reality television show, The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 10 features twelve teams of two with a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world.
The Amazing Race 10 saw the show's very first double elimination when in one leg, it eliminated 2 teams. One halfway through the leg in a pseudo pit-stop and the other at the real one. It also inducted a new race marker: the Intersection . It involved having two teams work together for all future tasks until otherwise instructed. If no other team was available when one team read the Intersection clue, they were required to wait for another team to show up before proceeding. The Intersection was also in conjunction with a Fast Forward, with the first team pairing to win to earn the Fast Forward for both teams.
Additionally, the penalty for coming in last on a non-elimination leg was also changed. Instead of being stripped of money or possessions, the last place team were Marked for elimination. This means that they had to place first in the following leg or receive a 30 minute penalty at the mat, possibly allowing teams finishing behind them to overtake them in the final placings for that leg.
During the Vietnam legs, all route markers were coloured yellow and white rather than red and yellow so as to avoid confusion with the flag of the vanquished South Vietnam. It was also during the 2nd Vietnamese leg was also the first time in race history in which teams received race money in local currency.
Applications were accepted through January 20, 2006 (one week later than the original deadline). Semi-finalist interviews occurred in late February/early March, followed by finalist interviews in Los Angeles during late March and early April. Filming ran from May 27, 2006 to June 24, 2006.
The casting of The Amazing Race 10 was considered by many as the most diverse cast in reality television history, including Muslim best friends, an Indian couple, college cheerleaders, boyfriends, a team member with a prosthetic leg, the Race's first ever openly lesbian Racer, and beauty paegant queens as well as single moms.
Lyn's house was ransacked, just prior to returning to New York City for the post-race interview circuit. Dustin married her college sweetheart and Kandice & her as well as David & Mary were selected to race in The Amazing Race All-Stars, and Dustin & Kandace read a letter from Lyn at the leg 4 roadblock. David and Mary also appeared on The View where they received gifts from the show, including vacations, a Ford Explorer, and a new house. Finally, Jamie (of Kellie & Jamie) was crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2008, and was competed in the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas last April 11.
Episode 4 which contained Leg 4 was selected by CBS for The Amazing Race nomination in the 2007 Emmy Awards., , and subsequently garnered 5 total nominations, including one for the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. The episode won the latter award, winning for the show its 5th Outstanding Reality-Competition Award in a row.
|Team||Relationship||Position (by leg)||Roadblocks performed5|
|Tyler & James||Models||1st||2nd||2nd||3rd||6th||6th||2nd||2ndƒ+6||1st||1st||3rd||1st||Tyler 5, James 6|
|Rob & Kimberly||Dating||5th||6th||3rd||1st||3rd||3rd||3rd||3rdƒ+6||3rd||3rd||1st||2nd||Rob 6, Kimberly 5|
|Lyn & Karlyn||Single Moms / Friends||9th||9th||6th||6th||5th||4th||5th||5th~||4th||2nd<||2nd||3rd||Lyn 5, Karlyn 7|
|Dustin & Kandice||Beauty Queens||4th||5th||4th||7th||2nd||2nd||1st||1st^||2nd||4th>||4th||Dustin 6, Kandice 5|
|Erwin & Godwin||Brothers||7th||8th||1st||4th||4th||5th||4th||4th^||5th||Erwin 4, Godwin 5|
|David & Mary||Coalminer and Wife||10th||7th||7th||5th||7th||1stƒ||6th||6th~7||David 4, Mary 2|
|Peter & Sarah||Recently Dating||3rd||1st||5th||2nd||1st||7th||Peter 4, Sarah 2|
|Tom & Terry||Boyfriends||8th||4th||8th4||8th||Tom 2, Terry 2|
|Duke & Lauren||Father / Daughter||2nd||3rd||9th||Duke 2, Lauren 1|
|Kellie & Jamie||Cheerleaders||6th||10th||Kellie 13, Jamie 1|
|Vipul & Arti||Married||11th||Vipul 1, Arti 0|
|Bilal & Sa'eed||Best Friends||12th2||Bilal 1, Sa'eed 0|
The first Roadblock of The Amazing Race 10 was to eat fish eyes out of a bowl of fish head soup. The Detour was Labor or Leisure. In Labor, teams had to travel one mile (1.6 km) by pedicab and pave a section of sidewalk in a specific pattern. In Leisure, teams had to perform a Chinese relaxation method known as Taiji Bailong, which involves balancing a ball on a paddle.Additional task
The Detour for this leg was Take It Down or Fill It Up. In Take It Down, teams had to take down the cover of a yurt, roll it up, and attach it to a camel. In Fill it Up, teams had to put four water containers on a cart pulled by a hynik, an ox-like animal indigenous to the area. Then they had to fill them up at a stream, bring them back by their hynik, and fill a barrel to the designated line. The Roadblock was to shoot a flaming arrow and hit a target away.Additional task
In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to sell flowers on Vietnamese bicycles - enough to make at least 80,000₫ (dong VND - approximately USD $5). Teams were allowed to keep the money they made. In the Detour, teams chose between Fuel and Fowl. In Fuel, teams had to form wet coal into round bricks, a traditional Vietnamese fuel source. In Fowl, teams had to construct an intricate traditional Vietnamese birdcage.Additional task
At the Hydrofoil Harbor was the first Yield of the Race. This leg's Roadblock was to use an ascender to climb a large rock face, receive the clue and then rappel down. The Detour was Over or Under. Teams were taken to the water by a junk, then given a sampan to row. In Over, teams had to row to a provisions ship, load the provisions, then row to a floating village to make two deliveries. In Under, teams had to row to an oyster farm and grab 30 baskets from the water.
The Detour in this leg was Wild Things or Wild Rice. In Wild Things, teams had to go to the Madras Crocodile Bank and help the workers wrangle a marsh crocodile to move it to a new pit. In Wild Rice, teams had to use colored powder made from rice to color an intricate floral design. For the Roadblock, one team member had to take a driving test that would allow them to obtain an Indian driver's license.
The first of only two Fast Forwards on the Race was to get the Fast Forward clue from a cluebox right next to a simulated oil fire, braving temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. In the Roadblock on this leg one team member had to climb a ladder to the top of one of the Kuwait Towers and get a satchel filled with puzzle pieces. They then had to go to the ground and assemble the puzzle to reveal their next destination. The Detour on this leg was Manual or Automatic. In Manual, teams had to fill ten 110 lb bags of camel feed and stack them up. In Automatic, teams went to the Kuwait Camel Racing Club and had to use a walkie-talkie to make a voice activated robotic jockey whip a camel. They had to make the camel run a course.
In this leg's Detour, teams had to choose between Salt or Sea. In Salt, teams had to search through three giant piles of salt for a salt shaker containing their next clue. In Sea, teams had to travel by motorboat to an island two and a half miles away and search the island using a map to find the boat's sail. After finding it, they had to attach it to the boat and sail back. While no Roadblock was shown for this leg of the race, a Roadblock clue is clearly visible in Dustin and Kandice's hands in one of the stills for the episode on the show's website.Additional task
At the Intersection, teams had to join with one other team to complete tasks and make decisions together until further notice, including completing the Fast Forward. The second Fast Forward on the Race was to go to a market and eat one full serving of cow lips, a local delicacy. The Detour on this leg of the Race was Long Sleep or Short Letter. In Long Sleep, teams had to deliver 8 covered mattresses through the streets of Antananarivo to a certain address. In Short Letter, teams had to work together to successfully make 28 pieces of paper. After the Detour, teams were not required to work together anymore. The Roadblock on this leg was to go to stairs filled with rubber stamp vendors and find four stamps that matched ones on their clues. Once finished, they would proceed to the Pit Stop, where their teammate was waiting.
In the first Detour, teams had to decide between Swamp This or Swamp That. Both options are methods by which Finnish athletes keep themselves in shape during the warmer months. Swamp This was cross country skiing through bog, and Swamp That was an obstacle course through bog. The Roadblock for this half of the leg was to search the mine for a marked dig site and get a piece of limestone. They then had to use tools to break it open to get their next clue, which was inside of it. As an additional task, each team member had to rappel face-first down from the top of the tower of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
On the second half of the leg, the Roadblock consisted of taking a Russian T-64 Tank through a training course. The second Detour was a choice between Make the Music or Find the Music In Make the Music, teams went to Dance and Groove, a dance club in Kyiv and had to perform a rap incorporating the names of all of the nations visited so far on the Race. In Find the Music, the teams had to go to the Ukrainian National Music Academy and find a copy of the sheet music of Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, and then find a pianist to perform the piece for them. Either way, the team must dress up to blend in with the people.Additional tasks
At the film studios was the only aired Yield of the Race. The Roadblock on this leg was to act like ancient gladiators by racing horse chariots. While racing, they would have to pull down two flags that match the color on their horse. This leg's Detour was Throw It or Grind It In Throw It, teams had to use a pottery wheel to make two pots. In Grind It, teams had to use a large crushing wheel to grind olives, then pack them into bags. Each Detour selection only had three workstations, which were first come-first serve. After completing the Detour, teams drove on the road to Marrakech until they reached a marker, where they turned off into the desert to the camp that served as the Pit Stop.
This leg's Roadblock was to prepare and eat camel meat cooked by Mohammed, a chef. The participating team member had to purchase a half kilogram of camel meat, grind it, prepare it on skewers using a traditional Moroccan recipe, have a chef cook it and then eat it. The Detour for this leg was Lug It or Lob It. In Lug It, teams had to get into giant costumes known as "gigantes y cabezudos" and walk a distance of over a mile in them to find a female giant. In Lob It, teams had to search a giant pile of tomatoes and find one with a clue inside. While they were searching, locals threw tomatoes at them as done in the Spanish festival called La Tomatina.
In the final Roadblock of the race, one team member had to perform a tandem skydive onto Omaha Beach. The other team member remaining in the plane would be treated to a surprise nosedive. Once finished, the person who did the Roadblock was taken to a train station in a military jeep, while the other team member had to take a taxi. In the last Detour of the race, teams had to choose between Art and Fashion. In Art, they had to go to an art studio, pick up a painting, and then, for their next clue, take the painting through the streets of Paris to a painter who was waiting on a landing by the Seine (Quai d'Orleans, Pont de la Tournelle is seen in the background). In Fashion, teams had to go to Anatomy Fashion Studio and make a jacket to fit on a mannequin using the tools provided. Once satisfied, a lady would give them their next clue.
When flying to Paris, Rob & Kimberly and Tyler & James chose to fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, while Lyn & Karlyn chose to fly to Orly Airport. When flying to New York, while the other two teams managed to take the earlier flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport, Lyn & Karlyn took the remaining flight to Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Since the time difference between the two flights was too great, footage of Lyn & Karlyn completing tasks in New York City was not aired.