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Fran & Barry
Team Profile
Members Fran Lazarus
Barry Lazarus
Age 61 (Fran)
63 (Barry)
Hometown Silverthorn, Colorado
Relation Married 40 years
Occupation Retired Accountant (Fran)
Retired Physician (Barry)

The Amazing Race 9

Legs Competed 8
Placement 5th

Fran Lazarus and Barry Lazarus are a team who are Married 40 Years on the 9th season of The Amazing Race.


Fran & Barry have known each other for 45 years and have been married for over 40. The proud parents of two children, this adventure-loving couple makes their home in Summit County, Colorado. Although they travel a lot, the word "vacation" is not a frequently used term in their home. They prefer to refer to their trips around the world as "adventure travel."

Fran, who is 61 years old, is a retired accountant who describes herself as having a positive outlook on life. Fran enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking and has climbed all of Colorado's 54 14ers, which are the Colorado mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. Fran admits that she's running THE AMAZING RACE to show that "old people" can compete just as well as most 25 year olds.

Barry, who is 63 years old, thrives on challenging himself and loves to compete. A retired urologist and former battalion surgeon with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, Barry describes himself as outgoing and dependable. His biggest disappointment with regards to Fran was that she refused to bungee jump from a bridge in New Zealand. Although he does point out that she made good by agreeing to skydive.

Having traveled to more than 45 countries together, these high school sweethearts are hoping their previous traveling experience will give them an advantage over the other Teams.

The Amazing Race 9Edit

Race HistoryEdit

Fran & Barry's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Motor Heads / Rotor Heads No Roadblock 8 of 11
2 2 Brazil Press It / Climb It Fran 9 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Russia → Germany Scrub / Scour 5 of 9 [1]
4 Break It / Slap It Barry 4 of 9
5 4 Germany → Italy Foundry / Laundry Fran 4 of 8
6 5 Italy Big Fish / Little Fish Barry 4 of 7
7 6 Italy → Greece Herculean Effort / It's All Greek to Me Fran 4 of 6
8 7 Greece → Oman Camel / ??? Barry 1 of 5
9 8 Oman → Australia Sand / Sea Fran 5 of 5
Average 4.88
     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 3 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.



  • Harry Smith on The Early Show (04/27/2006): "Fran and Barry Out of Race"
  • Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (04/28/2006): "You Don't Have to Quit Living as You Get Older”
  • Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (05/03/2006): "Fran-Barry Squeezed on Amazing Race"

Social Media ProfilesEdit


  • Oldest team to win a leg.
    • At an average age of 62 years
  • First grandparent team to win a leg.
  • Barry and Fran are the only team to win a leg not to make it to the final leg on Season 9.


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