Amazing Racers

2010-04-17 14:51

Each year viewers have their favourites, those that make them laugh or cry, and those that really get on their nerves. Here are this season’s 12 teams:

The best friends
Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney, who met at primary school.

The schemers
Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle are professional poker players.

The oldies
Marcy Maloy is a photographer and Ron Shalita a stock trader. They met online and are 60. The oldest contestants to have taken part in the series.

The arguers
Lance Lane and Keri Morrione have been dating for over two years and were engaged last year.

The jocks
Herbert Lang and Nathaniel Lofton are teammates on the Harlem Globetrotters. Herb has travelled to more than 60 countries while Nathaniel, nicknamed “Big Easy”, has been to 30.

The father-son duo
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich have different tastes – Gary likes classic rock and hunting while Matt prefers metal and playing video games.

The control freaks
Garrett Paul and Jessica Stout have been dating on and off for seven years and have broken up three times.

The sweeties
Brian Kleinschmidt and Ericka Dunlap are The Amazing Race’s first interracial married couple.

The hippies
Eric and Lisa Paskel are married and own four yoga studios in Encino, California. They have been married for 18 years.

The gay guys
Sam and Dan McMillen are brothers who recently declared to each other that they are gay.

The tear-jerkers
Zev Glassenberg and Justin Kanew have been friends for six years. Zev has Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum ­disorder.

The newbies
Mika Combs and Canaan Smith have been dating for only a few months. ­Mika tends to cry when she is upset, and Canaan believes she is too ­sensitive.

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