The Amazing Race will be entering its 19th season and with that, it has officially had the same amount of seasons as one of its contestants has had years on this earth. Zac Sunderland, the youngest person to sail around the world at 17 in 2009, will join with his father Laurence as one of the teams. The 19th season begins on Sunday, September 25.
Other big names will find their way back onto television in The Amazing Race as former Survivor winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca will hopefully do better than Boston Rob and Amber Mariano did back in The Amazing Race 7.
Two Olympic snowboarders in Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschlin will also race along with ex-Indianapolis Colts tight end Marcus Pollard and his wife Amani. A pair of twin sisters, dating flight attendants, and Vegas showgirls also will be a part of the cast.
Image gallery of the cast of The Amazing Race 19
See early preview of The Amazing Race 19
A handful of yet unvisited countries will be dropped in on with Denmark, Malawi, Indonesia, and Belgium. But perhaps the biggest news is that of a couple twists:
- The Hazard – A penalty one team will incur at the starting line.
- Double Elimination – First time ever.
The Racers are:
Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca
Ages: 37 and 30
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Laurence and Zac Sunderland
Ages: 48 and 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Relationship: Father/son adventurers
Amani and Marcus Pollard
Ages: 36 and 39
Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.
Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin
Ages: 30 and 32
Hometowns: Truckee, Calif. and Crowley Lake, Calif.
Relationship: Friends/former Olympic snowboarders
Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang
Ages: 29 and 30
Justin and Jennifer Young
Ages: 31 and 26
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Liz Canavan and Marie Canavan
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith
Ages: 44 and 49
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Relationship: Domestic partners/flight attendants
Kaylani Paliotta and Lisa Tilley
Ages: 33 and 32
Hometown: Las Vegas
Relationship: Friends/Former Vegas showgirls
Bill and Cathi Alden
Ages: 63 and 62
Hometown: Albany, Ore.
Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi
Ages: 35 and 33
Hometowns: Alamo, Calif. and Dublin, Calif.
Season 19 of The Amazing Race begins on Sunday, September 25, 2011 on CBS. For those in the New Orleans area, tune in to Cox Cable channel 3 to find CBS.
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