|Lenny & Karyn|
|Members|| Leonard Zeke Hudson|
|Birth Dates|| November 8, 1967 (Lenny)|
December 31, 1970 (Karyn)
|Hometown|| New York City, New York (Lenny)|
Montclair, New Jersey (Karyn)
|Roadblock Count|| Lenny: 2|
|Countries raced|| |
Lenny Hudson and Karyn Jefferson were a Dating team in the The Amazing Race 1.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Lenny and Karyn were introduced by a mutual friend at a New York City basketball game in 1999. They've done some traveling together, and have found the experience "laid back and relaxing." They decided to team up for THE AMAZING RACE because they're both very competitive and they have complementary strengths: Karyn is aggressive, focused and very organized, while Lenny is patient and athletic.
The Amazing Race 1
|Lenny & Karyn's Race History|
|1||1||United States → South Africa → Zambia||Air / Land||Karyn||4 of 11|||
|2||2||Zambia → France||Far / Near||Lenny||9 of 10|
|3||3||France||Tough Climb / Easy Walk||Karyn||7 of 9|
|4||4||France → Tunisia||Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage||Lenny||7 of 8|
|5||5||Tunisia||Listening / Puzzling||Karyn||6 of 7|
|6||6||Tunisia → Italy||Foot / Hoof||Karyn||6 of 6|||
|7||7||Italy → India||Glide / Ride||Karyn||6 of 6|
1: Leg 1 had an unaired Roadblock where one teammate had to cook a whole ostrich egg for the whole team to eat. Karyn was shown to have completed the task in the DVD release.
2: Lenny & Karyn initially intended to perform Hoof, but switched to Foot after arriving at the location of the Detour and seeing the other teams already there, and that the location for Foot was already open for the day.
3: Lenny & Karyn were granted a time credit for production difficulties. This did not affect their placement.
- Lenny and Karyn broke up after the race, but it said it was unrelated to the stress of the race
- Lenny has since married and has a son and daughter.
- Karyn started her own law firm in Florida called Karyn D. Jefferson, LLC.
- Jane Clayson on The Early Show (10/25/2001): "Lenny And Karyn: The End Of The Road (In More Ways Than One)"
- Jacalynn at RealityTVFans (October 2001): "An Interview with Karyn and Lenny"
Social Media Profiles
- Lenny's Facebook: /LennyHudson
- Karyn's Facebook: /kdj2009
- Law Office Page of Karyn's Facebook: /KDJlawfirm
- Lenny & Karyn are the first teams to switch Detour tasks, switching tasks on Leg 6.
- First team to finish last in a Non-Elimination Leg.
- Lenny & Karyn are the first team to be eliminated in India and the first to be eliminated on the Asian continent.
- First all-African-American team on the race to be eliminated.
|The Amazing Race 1 Teams|