Janis & Aleksandra
Team Profile
Members Janis Vaisla
Aleksandra Kurusova
Relation Reality TV Veterans

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1

Legs Competed 4
Legs Won 0
Placement 8th
Average Position 7.00
Roadblock Count Janis: 4
Aleksandra: 0
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Janis Vaisla and Aleksandra Kurusova are a team of Reality TV Veterans on the first season of The Amazing Race: China Rush.



  • Nationality: Lativa
  • Age: 40

Latvian born Janis Vaisla is married with two children and has known his teammate for several years meeting through a mutual friend. Janis' past jobs are varied and include being a lawyer, singer and film director, he is presently a project developer back in his home town of Riga.


  • Nationality: Lativa
  • Age: 24

24 year old Aleksandra, also from Latvia, will finish her masters in the summer 2010 in Latvia University specializing in Modern Languages. She's currently a ballroom dancing teacher.

As past presenters and competitors on the Latvian versions of Fear Factor and Dancing with the Stars, Janis and Aleksandra are no strangers to reality TV. While they may not live in China, their extensive travels and television experience make them a team to watch.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1

Race History

Janis & Aleksandra's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Zhejiang No Detour Janis 6 of 10
2 2 Zhejiang → Jiangsu Warrior's Strength / Warrior's Skill Janis 7 of 10
3 3 Jiangsu Rock / Roll Janis 7 of 9
4 4 Jiangsu Blade / Brush Janis 8 of 8<
Average 7.00
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


  • Janis passed away on January 9, 2016 while awaiting a heart transplant in Germany.[1]

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