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David & Jeff
Team Profile
Members David Dean
Jeff Strand
Age 32 (David)
37 (Jeff)
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Relation Best Friends
Occupation Owns marketing agency (David)
Real estate broker (Jeff)

The Amazing Race 4

Legs Competed 13
Legs Won 4
Placement 3rd
Average Position 4.00
Roadblock Count David: 5
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Austria Flag of France.svg Flag of the Netherlands
150px-Flag of India.svg Flag of Malaysia Flag of South Korea Flag of Australia

David Dean and Jeff Strand are a team of Best Friends on the 4th season of The Amazing Race.


Thirty-two-year-old David is an entrepreneur with an MBA from the University of Miami. Currently he is an executive and owner of a marketing agency. Past jobs include selling medical devices and working as a personal trainer. He had a football scholarship in college and speaks Spanish well. David describes himself as "ambitious, loyal and passionate," and one of his favorite hobbies is working out. He loves traveling, especially to big cities. He has a fear of heights. David respects President George Bush because thinks he's a great leader. David admits he is crazier than his teammate. He says he's in the Race for the fun, the money and most of all the challenge.

Jeff is a commercial real estate broker and residential designer & developer. He is 37 and describes himself as "goal-oriented, confident and grounded." He also thinks of himself as a romantic who is looking forward to the day when he can settle down and start a family. He loves to surf, run and paint. Jeff is a little more reserved than David and takes time to think through a situation before he dives in. His fears include heights and "moving away from the beach." He sets high expectations for himself and finishes what he sets out to accomplish. One of Jeff's real estate accomplishments includes closing a $200 million lease agreement for billionaire Marvin Davis with 20th Century Fox.

The Amazing Race 4

Race History

David & Jeff's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Italy Search / Rescue No Roadblock 10 of 12
2 2 Italy Waterway / Pathway Jeff 5 of 11
3 3 Italy → Austria Mozart / Beethoven David 7 of 10
4 4 Austria → France Ropes / Slopes Jeff 6 of 9
5 5 France → The Netherlands 500 Kilograms / 15 Feet David 6 of 8
6 6 The Netherlands → India Suds / Duds Jeff 1 of 7
7 7 India Baskets / Trunks David 1 of 6
8 8 India → Malaysia Net / Trap Jeff 4 of 5
9 9 Malaysia Chop / Haul David 3 of 5
10 10 Malaysia → South Korea Strong Hands / Strong Stomach Jeff 4 of 4
11 11 South Korea → Australia Used Fast Forward 1 of 4
12 12 Australia Saddle / Paddle David 1 of 3
13 13 Australia → United States Wing It / Wander It Jeff 3 of 3 [1][2]
Average 4.00
     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 and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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

1: David & Jeff had fallen so far behind that they were unable to complete the final leg. Once David & Jeff reached Hawaii and arrived at the first route marker, they were informed that the race was over.
2: On the Amazing Race website, Jeff said that during the final leg, he did the final roadblock after the teams had checked in.


Franchise Records

  • Lowest Average of a team who won four legs with 4.00.
  • One of the two teams (the other being Joe & Bill) to make it to the final leg but not make it to the Finish Line without being eliminated.


  • Nicknamed "The Goats" by the other teams.
  • Won the most legs in season 4 with 4.

Post-Race Life

  • featured them for a 'National Best Friend Day' celebration slideshow in 2015.[1]




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