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"It Always Comes Down to Details"
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Version United States
Season Season 6
Episode Number 11/13 (071)
First Broadcast January 25, 2005
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It Always Comes Down to Details is the eleventh episode of The Amazing Race 6.

Synopsis

Teams race more than 3000 miles to city of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka.

In an Olympic-style relay to receive the next clue, one racer smokes the competition. Also, tensions continue to rise for one team as a stroke of bad luck brings one member to the brink of quitting the race; and a fear of heights plagues one racer who breaks into tears during the Detour challenge.[1]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Lalibela Lookout are as follows:

  1. Hayden & Aaron (1:16 am)
  2. Lori & Bolo (1:31 am)
  3. Kris & Jon (1:48 am)
  4. Freddy & Kendra (2:13 am)
  5. Adam & Rebecca (2:30 am)

Teams must take a charter flight from Lalibela to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival, teams must find the Addis Ababa Stadium to search for their next clue.

Teams would have to choose two locals runners, then complete a 4-man relay on the tracks to receive their next clue.

Teams must fly to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Upon arrival teams must take a train to Galle to search for their next clue at Fort Galle.

Choice A: Tree Trunks
Teams would have to make their way 2 miles by tuk-tuk to a coconut plantation. Once there, each person would have to climb to the top of a 50-foot tree and take down a jug filled with tree sap. Each team member must the empty the sap into a container to receive the next clue.

Adam & Rebecca, Hayden & Aaron, Kris & Jon, and Lori & Bolo chose this task.

Choice B: Elephant Trunks
Teams would have to make their way 2.5 miles by tuk-tuk to an elephant polo field. Each team member would have to ride an elephant down the length of the field, hitting a polo ball around a large pole and score a goal in order to receive their next clue.

Only Freddy & Kendra chose this task.

Teams must take a bus more than 70 miles to the city of Kandy, and made their way to the Kandyan Art Association. Once there, they must purchase an offering, and make their way on foot to the nearby Temple of the Tooth, and exchange the offering for their clue.

Team must take a bus to Dambulla and travel by tuk-tuk to the ancient city of Sigiriya. At Sigiriya, they will find their clue near Lion's Rock.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to ascend more than 1,000 steps to the top of Lion Rock. Using binoculars to scan the jungle from a vantage point 600 feet above the ground, they had to search for a flag, then descend Lion Rock to their partner and proceed to the flag. The flag was located near a swimming pool at Hotel Sigiriya which they had to swim the length of before checking in at the nearby Pit Stop mat.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

For coming in first, Kris & Jon won a vacation to romantic Europe, courtesy of American Airlines.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield



KrisJon
 1st place 
Kris & Jon
Dating Long-Distance
HaydenAaron
 2nd place 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating Actors
FreddyKendra
 3rd place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
AdamRebecca
 4th place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly Dating
LoriBolo
 ELIMINATED 
Lori & Bolo
Married Pro Wrestlers

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Kris.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Sri Lanka.

References

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