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Amazing Race (France)
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Version: France
Continents Visited: 5
Countries Visited: 7
Cities Visited: 12
Distance Traveled: 31,000 miles
Starting Line: Rond-point de la Balustrade, Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris
Finish Line: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Filming Dates: June 30 - July 23, 2012
Season Run October 22, 2012 – December 24, 2012
Number of Legs: 10
Number of Teams: 9
Winning Team: Anthony & Sonja
Runners-up: Hadj & Yacim
Alice & Stéphanie
Cast
Opening Sequence
Series Chronology
Greeters

Amazing Race is the first installment of the reality television show, Amazing Race. It premiered on October 22, 2012 on D8. The show features nine teams of two who are in a pre-existing personal relationship, and follows the various challenges that they undertake as they race around the world to win €50,000.

Teams

FRS1 AnthonySonja
 1st place 
Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 HadjYacim
 2nd place 
Hadj & Yacim
Childhood Friends
FRS1 AliceStéphanie
 3rd place 
Alice & Stéphanie
Surfers
FRS1 HeïdiMichel
 4th place 
Heïdi & Michel
Bikers
FRS1 FrancisBenjamin
 5th place 
Francis & Benjamin
Father/Son
FRS1 OucéniLassana
 6th place 
Oucéni & Lassana
Twins
FRS1 MathildeSéverine
 7th place 
Mathilde & Séverine
Parisians
FRS1 FabienAurélien
 8th place 
Fabien & Aurélien
Police Officers
FRS1 AntoineHéléna
 9th place 
Antoine & Héléna
Belgian Couple

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
1 October 22, 2012 1 France → United Arab Emirates Heïdi & Michel Antoine & Héléna 1st Eliminated
9th place
2 October 29, 2012 2 United Arab Emirates → Thailand Oucéni & Lassana Fabien & Aurélien 2nd Eliminated
8th Place
3 November 5, 2012 3 Thailand → Japan Oucéni & Lassana Anthony & Sonja Non-Elimination
Leg
4 November 12, 2012 4 Japan → United States Heïdi & Michel Mathilde & Séverine 3rd Eliminated
7th Place
5 November 19, 2012 5 United States Anthony & Sonja Oucéni & Lassana 4th Eliminated
6th Place
6 November 26, 2012 6 United States → Brazil Francis & Benjamin Hadj & Yacim Ordered to
Continued Racing
7 December 3, 2012 7 Brazil Hadj & Yacim Francis & Benjamin 5th Eliminated
5th Place
8 December 10, 2012 8 Brazil → South Africa Alice & Stéphanie Anthony & Sonja Non-Elimination
Leg
9 December 17, 2012 9 South Africa Hadj & Yacim Heïdi & Michel 6th Eliminated
4th Place
10 December 24, 2012 10 South Africa → France Anthony & Sonja Alice & Stéphanie 3rd Place
Hadj & Yacim 2nd Place

Leaderboard

The following teams participated in the Race. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Average Icon-Roadblock
1 Anthony & Sonja 2 5 7 2 1 2 3 4 2 1 2.90 7-2
2 Hadj & Yacim 3 3 6 6 4 5 1 3 1 2 3.40 6-3
3 Alice & Stéphanie 5 2 4 3 5 3 4 1 3 3 3.30 5-4
4 Heïdi & Michel 1 6 3 1 3 4 2 2 4 2.89 2-6
5 Francis & Benjamin 7 4 2 5 2 1 5 3.71 3-4
6 Oucéni & Lassana 8 1 1 4 6 4.00 2-3
7 Mathilde & Séverine 4 7 5 7 5.75 2-2
8 Fabien & Aurélien 6 8 7.00 1-1
9 Antoine & Héléna 9 9.00 1-0
Notes [1] [2] [3]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: Oucéni & Lassana lost their key for the Pont des Arts task. They were able to continue racing, receiving a new key, but incurred a 20-minute penalty once landed in Dubai.
2: Anthony & Sonja and Heïdi & Michel initially arrived 5th and 6th respectively, but both teams were issued a 5-minute penalty for taking a taxi to Wat Arun instead of the ferry. This did not affect their placement.
3: Leg 6 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing.

Trivia

  • First international version to visit the United States.

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