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"Amazing Race" Cast, New Game Element Announced

By admin Published: August 31, 2011

Cast note: This season's cast includes a pair of Olympic snowboarders, twin sisters, an ex-NFL tight end, flight attendants, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone, two winners of SURVIVOR, Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, and many more.

The complete official word: Eleven teams will embark on the adventure of a lifetime on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE, premiering Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award nominee Phil Keoghan is the host.

This season, the multi-Emmy Award-winning series sends 11 new Teams on a Race around the globe, making first time visits to exotic locations such as Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium and Denmark. Along the way, Teams will travel through four continents and 20 cities and cover nearly 40,000 miles.

Teams will be tested early and often and met with a new penalty called the "Hazard," which will impact one Team's future on the Race right from the starting line. The global journey sets off from the foothills of Southern California where the Teams' problem solving abilities will be put to the test as they search for clues to their first destination, Taipei, Taiwan. Teams fortunate enough to survive the first leg will find themselves amidst an 8th Century Buddhist temple in Indonesia, riding elephants through the rain forests of Thailand, and racing for their lives when they discover they're facing the series first ever Double Elimination.

This season's cast includes a pair of Olympic snowboarders, twin sisters, an ex-NFL tight end, flight attendants, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone, two winners of SURVIVOR, Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca, and many more.

This fall marks the 10 year anniversary of THE AMAZING RACE, which originally premiered on Sept 5, 2001.

Following [the jump] are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order.

Ernie Halvorsen

Age: 29

Hometown: Chicago

Current occupation: Project manager

Cindy Chiang

Age: 30

Hometown: Chicago

Current occupation: Brand manager

Connection to Teammate: Engaged

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Justin Young

Age: 31

Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.

Current occupation: Doctor

Jennifer Young

Age: 26

Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.

Current occupation: Special education teacher

Connection to Teammate: Siblings

Liz Canavan

Age: 24

Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.

Current occupation: Marketing Assistant

Marie Canavan

Age: 24

Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.

Current occupation: Soul searching

Connection to Teammate: Twins

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Ron Zeitz

Age: 44

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Current occupation: Flight attendant

Bill Smith

Age: 49

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Current occupation: Flight attendant

Connection to Teammate: Domestic Partners

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Ethan Zohn

Age: 37

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Current occupation: Change maker

Jenna Morasca

Age: 30

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Current occupation: TV host/student

Connection to Teammate: Dating

Bill Alden

Age: 63

Hometown: Albany, Ore.

Current occupation: Farmer/rancher

Cathi Alden

Age: 62

Hometown: Albany, Ore.

Current occupation: College instructor/retired High

School principal

Connection to Teammate: Married for 40 Years/Grandparents

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Andy Finch

Age: 30

Hometown: Truckee, Calif.

Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

Tommy Czeschin

Age: 32

Hometown: Crowley Lake, Calif.

Current occupation: Professional snowboarder

Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Olympic Snowboarders

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Amani Pollard

Age: 36

Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.

Current occupation: Business owner

Marcus Pollard

Age: 39

Hometown: Pine Mountain, Ga.

Current occupation: Retired NFL player/football

coach

Connection to Teammate: Married

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Kaylani Paliotta

Age: 33

Hometown: Las Vegas

Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

Lisa Tilley

Age: 32

Hometown: Las Vegas

Current occupation: Cocktail waitress

Connection to Teammate: Friends/Former Vegas Showgirls

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Laurence Sunderland

Age: 48

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Current occupation: Yacht manager

Zac Sunderland

Age: 19

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Current occupation: Record setting boat captain

(Zac was the youngest person to ever sail around

the world alone)

Connection to Teammate: Father/Son Adventurers

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Jeremy Cline

Age: 35

Hometown: Alamo, Calif.

Current occupation: Commercial real estate broker

Sandy Draghi

Age: 33

Hometown: Dublin, Calif.

Current occupation: Nurse practitioner

Connection to Teammate: Dating

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