For the First Time, 22 Complete Strangers Line Up at the Start for "The Amazing Race"

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25 March 2017
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The Amazing Race
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"The Amazing Race"
Season 29 Premieres Thursday, March 30 at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS
 
          “THE AMAZING RACE” returns this season with a race unlike any before. In a brand new twist, all 22 Racers are complete strangers who will meet on the starting line. Before “GO,” Racers will immediately compete in a challenge that will determine the order for picking a Teammate, based on nothing but first impressions. These new pairs of Teammates will then have mere moments to learn their traveling companion’s name before beginning a race around the world that will span 9 countries, 17 cities and 36,000 miles.
 
         “For years, THE AMAZING RACE fans have suggested we line up complete strangers and match them up at the starting line to see what would happen.  These newbie racers begin with no pre-existing relationships or emotional baggage, and the excitement of traveling around the world to complete dozens of gut-busting, mind-blowing challenges quickly ignites tension,” said Phil Keoghan, host of THE AMAZING RACE.

 
 
          Participants in the 29th Race around the world include an Army Drill Sergeant, a pro snowboarder, a Wall Street banker, an auctioneer and a college drum major, among others. They will begin their journey in Los Angeles and head to their first destination, Panama City. Along the route, Racers will be challenged with building and delivering desks and school supplies to children in Tanzania, skydiving in Norway and bungee jumping 240 feet into the Corinth Canal in Greece. The first team to cross the final finish line will win the one million dollar prize and be crowned the winners of “THE AMAZING RACE.”

Following are the 22 Racers, listed in no particular order: 
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? Ashton Theiss
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Residential Realtor
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? Floyd Pierce
    Boulder, Col.
    College Drum Major
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? Brooke Camhi
    New York
    Criminal Attorney
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? Liz Espey
    Maryville, Mo.
    Auctioneer
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? Francesca Piccoli
    St. Plano, Texas
    Army Drill Sergeant
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? Jennifer Lee
    Los Angeles
    Model
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? Jessica Shields
    Youngstown, Ohio
    K-9 Police Officer
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? Joey Covino
    Saugus, Mass.
    Police Sergeant
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? Kevin Ng
    San Diego
    Athletic Trainer
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? Logan Bauer
    Columbus, Ga.
    Surgical Consultant
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? London Kaye
    Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Artist
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? Matt Ladley
    Denver, Col.
    Pro Snowboarder
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? Michael Rado
    Pittsburgh, Penn.
    Butcher
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? Olive Beauregard
    Providence, R.I.
    Firefighter
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? Becca Droz
    Boulder, Col.
    Rock Climbing Instructor
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? Redmond Ramos
    Murrieta, Calif.
    Former Navy Corpsman
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? Sara Fowler
    St. John, Virgin Islands
    Luxury Realtor
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? Scott Flanary
    West Hollywood, Calif.
    Recruiting Manager
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? Seth Tyler
    Seattle, Wash.
    Police Officer
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? Shamir Arzeno
    Jersey City, N.J.
    Wall Street Banker
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? Tara Carr
    Alexandria, Va.
    Army Officer
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? Vanck Zhu
    New York
    Wall Street Analyst
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