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Colin & Christie
Team Profile
Members Colin Guinn
Christie Woods
Age 24 (Colin)
26 (Christie)
Hometown Corpus Christi, Texas
Relation Dating
Occupation Cell phone store owner (Colin)
Pharmaceutical sales representative (Christie)

The Amazing Race 5

Legs Competed 13
Placement 2nd

Colin Guinn and Christie Woods are a Dating team on the 5th season of The Amazing Race.


Colin & Christie met in a class at the University of Texas in Austin and have been dating for over a year. Both now live in Corpus Christi, Texas. When Colin saw Christie give a presentation in their communications class, he knew that she was the one for him. It took eight months of being friends before he finally got her to go out on a date with him. Colin claims that he will ask Christie to marry him if they can get through the Race together.

Christie is the 1996 Miss Teen USA winner, the first and only one from Texas. However, she considers her biggest accomplishment in life to be working to pay her entire way through college and graduating with honors. She describes herself and her teammate as "very competitive, extremely aggressive with strong personalities." Although Christie says that she is always late, she is also a perfectionist who hates losing.

Colin is the owner of a cell phone store. Among the accomplishments he is most proud of is getting Christie to fall in love with him, which he claims is better than being the top first-year dealer for a book publishing company in the United States. He also agrees that he and Christie are both very aggressive and “very outspoken and in-your-face.” However, he is a very open person who will talk to anyone, while Christie is extremely private.

Colin & Christie are excited about competing in THE AMAZING RACE 5 because they will be able to travel the world and participate in this kind of competition. Christie adds, "Another reason for doing this Race is that it is a test to see if we are marriage potential. I know we can win, and if we do, we're getting married right after the show."

The Amazing Race 5Edit

Race HistoryEdit

Colin & Christie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Uruguay Zips / Chips No Roadblock 7 of 11
2 2 Uruguay → Argentina Perro / Tango Colin 6 of 10
3 3 Argentina Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding Colin 1 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Russia Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot Christie 2 of 8
5 5 Russia → Egypt Used Fast Forward 1 of 7
6 6 Egypt Herd It / Haul It Colin 1 of 7
7 7 Egypt → Kenya → Tanzania Buzzing / Busy Colin 2 of 6
8 8 Tanzania → United Arab Emirates Off Place / Off Road Unknown 1 of 5 [1]
9 9 United Arab Emirates → India Heavy but Short / Light but Long Colin 1 of 5
10 10 India → New Zealand Clean / Dirty Colin 1 of 5
11 11 New Zealand → The Philippines Plow / Fowl Colin 4 of 4<
12 12 The Philippines Unknown Colin 3 of 4 [2]
13 The Philippines → Canada → United States Slide / Ride Colin 2 of 3 [3]
Average 2.46
     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 finished in last place and was supposed to be eliminated, but used the Save pass
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield

1: Leg 8 had an unaired Roadblock that involved buying and delivering nuts. It is unknown whether Colin or Christie performed the Roadblock.
2: Leg 12 had a Detour, however all teams were shown performing the same task, and was aired as a miscellaneous task.
3: Leg 13 had a unaired roadblock that involved pitching a teepee. Colin has been confirmed to have completed the task.


  • First team to win 3 consecutive legs.
  • First team to win six legs in a single season.
    • This would stand as the most leg wins in a season until Nick & Starr broke it with seven wins.
  • First team to be Yielded.
  • First team to place last on the 11th leg of the race and not be eliminated.
  • At the Switchback in Leg 10 of Season 25, Phil called Colin's behavior, at the plow detour ("My ox is broken!") from Leg 11, the "biggest breakdown ever" in the show's history. 

Post-Race LifeEdit

  • After the airing of the Race, Colin proposed to Christie on The Early Show. She accepted and they got married.
    • They currently have two sons.
  • In post-race interviews, Colin and Christie were disappointed that their edit was skewed.[1]
  • They were invited to participate on The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007), but had to decline due to Christie's pregnancy with their first child.
  • Colin is now a Senior Vice President at 3D Robotics involving drones.

Interviews Edit

Social Media Profiles Edit



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