|"5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles"|
|Episode Number||12/12 (108)|
|First Broadcast||May 17, 2006|
|Viewership (in millions)||8.99|
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5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles is the season finale of The Amazing Race 9.
After traveling to five continents, 10 countries and more than 59,000 thousand miles, one team will be the first to cross the Finish Line and take home the one million dollar grand prize.
As the teams race through Japan, they quickly learn that little mistakes can cost big time when there are only three teams left and the finish line is within reach. The last two legs of the Race around the world prove both mentally and physically grueling and it is a tight contest until the very end.
The order of departure from Marble Temple are as follows:
Teams must find the Hachikō Statue to search for their next clue.
Choice A: Maiden
Teams must travel to Hamarikyu Gardens to transport a young Japanese woman in a traditional Japanese palanquin for 1/3 of mile to a tea ceremony pavilion. Once it delivered, they would receive their next clue.
Choice B: Messenger
Teams must make their by foot to 200 yards parking lot around Sankusu Street. Which each person had to construct a foldable bicycle, ride their bikes through the streets of Tokyo, and deliver packages to Shinjuku Park Tower and Shinjuku Chuo Koen Building in Shinjuku. Where they have delivered the packages, teams must return to the parking lot to receive their next clue.
Only BJ & Tyler chose this task.
Teams must make their way to the Capsule Land Hotel, where they will stay for the night. They will receive their next clue in the morning.
Teams must drive themselves to Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park, where they need to search the grounds for their next clue.
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to ride on three extreme rides in the Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park in the following order: The Pizza, Dodonpa, and Fujiyama. While riding the rides, they have to look for a man holding a sign. Upon completion of their third ride, they have to tell the park manager what was written on the sign to receive their next clue. If they didn't see the sign they would have to go on all three rides again.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must make their way to Lake Yamanaka and take a swan boat to a larger swan ferry to check in.
For coming in last place, Ray & Yolanda would have to surrender all of their money and possessions, except for the clothes they're wearing and their passports, and they would not receive any money at the start of the next leg.
The order of departure from Lake Yamanaka are as follows:
Teams must drive themselves to Mirror Lake to search for their next clue.
Choice A: Drill It
Teams must drill 10 holes in the ice, push an ice fishing shack to their holes and properly position the shack over at least two of the holes. Once the holes are drilled, the ice fisherman would receive their next clue.
All of the teams chose this task.
None of the teams chose this task.
Note: Due to poor weather conditions, the Deliver It Detour was subject to an indefinite delay. All teams, by default, decided to perform the Drill It task.
Teams must drive themselves to Kincaid Park. Once there, teams must wear a pair of snowshoes to hike and their next clue using provided directions.
The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to had to retrieve one of 285 flags for each destination country they traveled to during the race, except the United States, and place the flags in the order which they visited each country. The other team member is allowed to assist, but not physically participate. Teams have a reference board with the flags of each destination country with extra flags. Once they've finished the Roadblock, teams must take the flagged path to the Finish Line.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg • Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • > Used the Yield • < Recipient of the Yield
- The penultimate leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Japan.
- This episode's title was said by Phil Keoghan at the Finish Line when crowning BJ & Tyler as the winners of the race.
- First time the Finish Line is at the same location as the Starting Line
- The first time the Finish Line took place in the snow.
- Maureen Young at at Chicago Tribune (05/17/2006): "A frosty finish for The Amazing Race"
- Josh Wolk at EW (05/18/2006): "The winning philosophy"
- CBS.com (05/18/2006): "Return of the Racers"
- Jace Lacob at Televisionary (05/18/2006): "Brains Triumph Over Brawn on This Race"
- Crystal Ading at 3CB (June 2010): "Making millions like BJ and Tyler"
|The Amazing Race 9 Episode List|
"Here We Go, Baby, Off to Win a Million Bucks!" · "I'm Filthy And I Love It" · "I'm in Russia Playing with Dolls" · "It's Not Over Until The Phil Sings" · "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School" · "Sleep Deprivation Is Really Starting to Irritate Me" · "Herculean Effort for Some Herculean Dudes" · "Here Comes the Bedouin!" · "Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil?" · "Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names" · "I Think This Monkey Likes Me" · "5 Continents, 9 Countries, More Than 59,000 Miles"