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Flo & Zach
FloZach
Team Profile
Members Florinka "Flo" Pesenti
Zachary "Zach" Behr
Birth Dates January 17, 1979 (Flo)
June 29, 1979 (Zach)
Age 23
Hometown New York City, NY
Relation Friends
Occupation Public relations (Flo)
Productions assistant (Zach)

The Amazing Race 3

Legs Competed 13
Legs Won 2
Placement 1st
Average Position 2.54
Roadblock Count Flo: 1
Zach: 10
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain
Flag of Morocco Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Switzerland Flag of Malaysia
Flag of Singapore Flag of Vietnam
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Florinka "Flo" Pesenti and Zachary Golden "Zach" Behr are a team of Friends on the 3rd season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

With any good friends where there is a guy and a girl, there's a chance of something happening. We've never really crossed into that territory.


New Yorkers Flo, 23, a public relations associate, and Zach, 23, a production assistant, have been good friends ever since they met five years ago in a cafeteria at Vassar College. While wearing a funny hat and a camouflage suit, Zach instantly caught Flo's eye. Although Flo and Zach have shared a mutual attraction for each other over the years, they've never pursued a romantic relationship.

One of their most memorable times together was when they were both bartending in college. Says Flo, "We would go crazy making drinks for the whole bar, trying to be Tom Cruise in Cocktail. It was so fun to be silly with someone while working." Ironically, one of the worst experiences they've ever had took place while they were working together. When a young girl became extremely ill from drinking too much, Flo and Zach had to rush her to the hospital. "We had to deal with the EMS and it was a really scary situation," says Zach, who adds, "It was reassuring to go through it with Flo."

Although Flo and Zach are seasoned travelers, the couple has only shared one 24-hour trip together. This Team is convinced, however, that they have what it takes to come out on top. According to Zach, "I am the logistics man. I'm good with directions, roughing it and keeping a cool head. Flo is very good at keeping things fun. She's also great at getting people to do things they might not otherwise do." Flo and Zach are looking forward to seeing some great places during the Race, and hope the experience will bring them even closer together.

Flo's birth date is January 17. Zach's birth date is June 29.

The Amazing Race 3

Flo & Zach's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Mexico Wings / Wheels No Roadblock 2 of 12
2 2 Mexico Man Power / Horse Power Zach 5 of 11
3 3 Mexico → United Kingdom Punt / Bike Zach 3 of 10 [1]
4 4 United Kingdom → Portugal Old School / New School Zach 2 of 9
5 5 Portugal → Spain → Morocco Ropes / Slopes Zach 4 of 8 [2]
6 6 Morocco Now You See It / Now You Don't Flo 2 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Germany → Austria → Germany Used Fast Forward 1 of 6
8 8 Germany → Switzerland Count the Money / Run the Numbers Zach 2 of 5
9 9 Switzerland Extreme Swiss / Very Swiss Zach 5 of 5
10 Switzerland → Malaysia → Singapore Dry / Wet Zach 3 of 5
10 11 Singapore → Vietnam Easy Buy / Hard Sell Zach 3 of 4
11 12 Vietnam Basket Boats / Basket Bikes Zach 3 of 3 [3]
13 Vietnam → United States Quick Drop / Slow Walk Zach 1 of 3
Average 2.69
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





Notes:
1:Flo & Zach attempted Punt for the Detour before switching to Bike.
2:Flo & Zach attempted Ropes for the Detour before switching to Slopes.
3:Flo & Zach switched Detours twice before completing it.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • First winners to be the youngest team of the season.
  • First co-ed team to win the race
    • Flo became the first woman to win the race.
  • First winning team to have the highest racing average of the season.
  • Flo became the first person to perform least number of Roadblock that reached the final three. (1 Roadblock)
  • First team to switch Detours twice in a single leg (Leg 12).
  • Flo is the most quoted woman for episode titles in a season: 5 episodes.
  • Flo was the first former contestant to be referenced in a future season.
    • During the "Rescue" task of the Detour in the Season 4 premiere, Chris called teammate Amanda "Flo."[2]
    • According to Chris, she took the joke well and was not offended.[3]

Post-Race Life

  • From Seasons 10 to 18, Zach co-hosted a TAR segment with Shawn Pooley on Candian Radio NL 610 and CKRV 97.5.[4]
  • In August 2004, Zach published a piece in The New York Times describing his experience on the race.[5]
  • Flo became romantically involved with Drew after the Race and stayed together for 7 years before breaking up in 2009.
    • They were asked to participate in All-Stars as a new team but Flo reportedly declined for two reasons: she felt that the Race had brought the worst out of her, and Zach was not invited to join her. The honor of becoming the newly-created team would go to Eric & Danielle.
  • Flo became ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams' life partner, and together they have a young son, Everett.[6]

Quotes

I knew a woman had to win this race. I just didn't think it would be me!Flo at the Finish Line

Interviews

Post-Race

  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (12/18/2002): "Race Win Amazing For Flo and Zach"
  • The Caroline Rhea Show (12/18/2002): "The Final 3 From The Amazing Race 3"
  • FansOfRealityTV (12/19/2002): "The Amazing Race 3 Winners: Our Interview with Flo and Zach"
  • Donna Petrozzello on New York Daily News (12/20/2002): "Reality Check Amazes 'Em"
  • Brian James at RealityNewsOnline (02/17/2003): "An In-Depth Conversation With Florinka (Flo) Pesenti, Winner of The Amazing Race 3"

Post-Show

  • TARflies (05/02/2003): "Catch up with Zach"
  • TARflies (07/30/2003): "Go with the Flo"
  • TARflies (10/11/2004): "The World-Wide Games" with Zach
  • Mary Anne Potts at National Geographic Adventure (09/27/2009): "The Amazing Race: A Previous Winner Tells All"

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