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Jeff & Lyda
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Team Profile
Members Jeff Magee
Lyda Grawn
Age 57 (Jeff)
49 (Lyda)
Hometown McCall, ID (Jeff)
Scottsdale, AZ (Lyda)
Relation Dating
Occupation Airline Pilot (Jeff)
Flight Attendant (Lyda)
Hashtag #FlightCrew

The Amazing Race 26

Legs Competed 1
Legs Won 0
Placement 11th
Average Position 11.000
Roadblock Count Jeff: 0
Lyda: 0
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan
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Jeff Magee and Lyda Grawn are a Dating Couple on the 26th season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Jeff

  • Name: Jeff Magee
  • Age: 57
  • Hometown: McCall, Idaho
  • Relationship Status: Dating
  • Length of Relationship: Known each other for 20 years, dating for 4 years.
  • How did you meet? At work. Lyda was a flight attendant on various flights I flew over the first 16 years I was at Southwest, and I was always interested.
  • Current occupation: Airline pilot
  • Describe what you do: As a Southwest Airlines pilot I fly passengers all around the country.
  • 3 words to describe you: Cheerful, outgoing and busy.
  • Favorite hobbies: Tinkering with my airplane and cars, skiing and bike riding.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Finishing my experimental (kit) airplane. (It took me 10 years!) Now I love flying it.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? People have thought I look like JFK.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Cindy Crawford - wow!
  • What scares you most about traveling? Pick pocketing and mugging. I try not to get into bad situations.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places, people, food, wildlife, culture and sports.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Sometimes we both have a hard time letting each other talk. We plan on trying to get better about that!
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Girlie girl spending. But it's not a deal breaker! It makes her happy and she certainly looks good!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Antarctica - I would love to see all the animals, landmass and oceans. Whales, penguins, seals, wild oceans!
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope the experience will help make our relationship even stronger and even better! Our relationship is our first priority!
  • How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? We will be making a concentrated effort to make the Race be a growing and positive experience for our relationship.

Lyda

  • Name: Lyda Grawn
  • Age: 49
  • Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Relationship Status: Dating
  • Length of relationship: We've known each other for 20 years and been dating for 4 years.
  • How did you meet? We met at Southwest Airlines 20 years ago but I was married. Always been friends "in passing." We did a crew change 4 years ago and Jeff asked me out!
  • Current occupation: Flight Attendant
  • Describe what you do: I am a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers traveling by air, but basically I am a therapist, tour guide and nurse.
  • 3 words to describe you: Sassy, honest and genuine.
  • Favorite hobbies: Hiking, walking/playing with my dogs and home decorating.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of my family and trying to be a good daughter! We are all very close!
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? Catherine Zeta Jones
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? A much more handsome John Davidson - those dimples!
  • What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick in a foreign country.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing other cultures and appreciating all of our many differences culturally! I get so excited to see new places I've never been.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Our biggest communication problems are probably because I speak over him a lot, and get angry or excited very easily. My temper flares quickly and I get defensive.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: I try not to harbor pet peeves. I am upfront and like to nip it in the bud. I am pretty black and white, not a whole lot of gray area.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia!! It's a beautifully diverse country. Plus, they speak and understand English. Every Aussie I've ever met has been wonderful!
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Proving to ourselves that we are great partners and can work and survive together under pressure! This would be a great accomplishment together!
  • How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? I truly don't think it will change our relationship unless it's for the better. We are true to each other and have faith and confidence and trust in one another!

The Amazing Race 26

Race History

Jeff & Lyda's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan Syncing Steps / Samurai Sake No Roadblock 11 of 11 [1][2]
Average 11.00
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that found and won the Date Night ticket.



Notes
1:The U-Turn in Leg 1 was a Blind U-Turn. Jeff & Lyda did not see who U-Turned them.
2:Jeff & Lyda attempted to U-Turn Jeff & Jackie. However, Jeff & Jackie were ahead of them, so it had no effect on them.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Jeff & Lyda were the first team to be eliminated by a U-Turn on the first leg.
  • Lyda's father died two days before they left for the race, and her sister died of cancer when she returned.[1]

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (02/26/2015): "We Should've Switched Detours"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (02/26/2015): "Exclusive: 'The Amazing Race' couple Jeff Magee and Lyda Grawn talk" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (02/27/2015): "Jeff and Lyda Shake Off Their Elimination: And tell us what really went down"

References

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