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David & Mary
Team Profile
Members David Conley, Jr.
Mary Conley
Age 32, 33 (David)
31, 32 (Mary)
Hometown Stone, Kentucky
Relation Coalminer and Wife
Occupation Coalminer (David)
Homemaker (Mary)

The Amazing Race 10

Legs Competed 8
Legs Won 1
Placement 6th
Average Position 6.13
Roadblock Count David: 4
Mary: 2
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Mongolia Flag of Vietnam 150px-Flag of India.svg
Flag of Kuwait Flag of Mauritius Flag of Madagascar

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)

Legs Competed 3
Legs Won 0
Placement 9th
Average Position 9.00
Roadblock Count David: 1
Mary: 1
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Ecuador Flag of Chile
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David Conley, Jr. and Mary Conley are a team of Coalminer and Wife on The Amazing Race 10 and the first edition of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.


A blue-collar Kentuckian couple, many expected them to be elimination fodder and completely overwhelmed by the Race, having never ventured outside their hometown. However, their honest and down-to-earth attitude won over fans, as they were kind-hearted to both locals and other teams. They wanted to win the money so that their children could have a better upbringing than they did, as the family lived in a trailer. Unfortunately, they were physically weaker than most of the other teams, causing them to fall behind, and Mary's injured ankle and had a tendency to nag Dave to make decisions, two of which led them to get marked for elimination twice. They were also prominent for forming the "Six Pack Alliance" with Lyn & Karlyn and Erwin & Godwin. Erwin and Godwin, in particularly, helped David & Mary constantly, including letting David and Mary go for the Fast Forward. They would be the first of the alliance eliminated when the Intersection chained them to Lyn & Karlyn too long for them to make up their Marked for Elimination penalty.

However, their open-minded attitudes and fan favourite status earned them an invitation back for the first All-Stars, but they were considered the most questionable casting decision as they had struggled for most of The Amazing Race 10, heavily relying on the "Six Pack Alliance" to keep them afloat. As expected, they were unable to keep up with the other teams, finishing 9th in all three of their legs. In the final leg, they missed the turn for Petrohue, guaranteeing their elimination.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

The Amazing Race 10

Race History

David & Mary's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China Labor / Leisure Mary 10 of 12
2 2 China → Mongolia Take It Down / Fill It Up David 7 of 10
3 3 Mongolia → Vietnam Fuel / Fowl David 7 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Over / Under David 5 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → India Wild Things / Wild Rice David 7 of 7
6 6 India → Kuwait Used Fast Forward 1 of 7 [1]
7 7 Kuwait → Mauritius Salt / Sea Unknown 6 of 6 [2]
8 8 Mauritius → Madagascar Long Sleep / Short Letter Mary 6 of 6 [3]
Average 6.13
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 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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield





Notes:
1: Because David & Mary finished 1st, their 30-minute "marked for elimination" penalty was nullified.
2: Leg 7 featured an unaired Roadblock. It is unknown who completed the Roadblock from David & Mary.
3: David & Mary initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. As David & Mary were waiting out their penalty, Lyn & Karlyn checked in, dropping David & Mary to last place and eliminating them.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007)

Race History

David & Mary's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ecuador Wrangle It / Recover It No Roadblock 9 of 11
2 2 Ecuador → Chile By Hand / By Machine Mary 9 of 10
3 3 Chile Vertical Limit / River Wild David 9 of 9
Average 9.00
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 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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield





Trivia

  • David originally applied for Survivor before being asked to apply for The Amazing Race as casting was looking for a team of coalminers. [1]
  • David & Mary are the first team to be Marked for Elimination.
    • They are the first team to nullified this penalty by finishing first.
    • In addition, they are the first team to be Marked for Elimination twice.
    • Furthermore, they are the first team also to receive the 30-minute penalty (for being Marked for Elimination) after not arriving 1st as required.
  • David & Mary are the first team to be eliminated in Madagascar.
  • David & Mary are the first team to be eliminated that was in the same position (9th) for three consecutive legs.

Post-Race Life

  • After their first race, Rosie O'Donnell invited them onto The View and called them "so unbelievably kind and giving", she showered the Kentuckians with numerous gifts including a brand-new home that would be built to replace their trailer.[2]
  • In 2011, the couple participated in Reality Rally which raises funds for Michelle's Place Breast Cancer Resource Center.[3]

External links

Interviews

Season 10

  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (11/06/2006): "Six Pack Alliance Loses Two"
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (11/07/2006): "Amazing Race Exclusive Interview: David & Mary"
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (11/10/2006): "From Amazing Race to The View: Team Kentucky Recalls Their Wild Ride"

All-Stars

  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (03/05/2007): "Conleys Eliminated From Race"
  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (03/05/2007): "Interview: David and Mary Conley voice no 'All-Stars' regrets"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (03/05/2007): "Exclusive Interview: David and Mary, 3rd Team Elminated on The Amazing Race: All-Stars"
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (03/06/2007): "Amazing Race: All-Stars Interview: David & Mary"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff on RealityNewsOnline (03/06/2007): "We Were Big Fans of Everyone!"

Social Media Profiles

References


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