After 29 seasons of CBS’s hit reality TV show “The Amazing Race,” only three all-female teams have prevailed: doctors Nat Strand & Kat Chang in Season 17, sisters Kisha Hoffman & Jen Hoffman in Season 18, and food scientists Amy DeJong & Maya Warren in Season 25. According to Gold Derby’s exclusive odds for the current 30th season, X-Games athletes Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak will be next to join this exclusive list. And it’s about time.
So far Kristi and Jen have arrived first at the mat in two prior legs, including the premiere episode. As of this writing the powerhouse duo has leading 21/20 to win heading into Wednesday’s two-hour episode, titled “The First Rule of Amazing Race Club.” The trailer for this week’s combined 9th and 10th episodes hints that one team will lose their passport. If true, this mistake could cost one of the remaining five teams their shot at the $1 million prize.
Besides Kristi and Jen, the other four teams still running toward the finish line as of last week’s episode are: “Big Brother” lovebirds Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson, dating debators Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak, lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin, and Indy car drivers Alex Rossi and Conor Daly. The X-gamers are the only all-female team left in the game after Instagram models Dessie & Kayla and yoga instructors Sarah & April were both eliminated early in the season.
While only three pairs of females have won “The Amazing Race” in the first 29 seasons, nine different male duos have prevailed. The other 17 seasons were won by male-female partners or, in the case of the dreaded eighth season, the Linz family that consisted of one woman and her three brothers. Find out whether Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak can make “Amazing Race” history when the winner is announced in the coming weeks.
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