|Meredith & Gretchen|
|Teammates|| Meredith Smith|
Meredith Smith and Gretchen Smith are a Married/Retired team on the 7th season of The Amazing Race.
- Age: 69
- Hometown: Easton, Maryland
- Age: 66
- Hometown: Easton, Maryland
Meredith & Gretchen are a husband/wife team from Easton, Maryland. Meredith is a retired executive and Gretchen is a retired nurse/flight attendant. Both found love late in their lives, and they are spending every moment making up for lost time. Their inspiration for participating in the Race is strictly for the adventure and the challenge of traveling around the world.
Meredith is a retired executive who spends his time fishing, biking, playing golf and teaching swimming. Father of three sons, Meredith is an avid swimmer who holds seven National Masters Swimming Championship titles. Meredith describes himself as competitive, articulate and compassionate.
Gretchen is a retired flight attendant and registered nurse. Mother of two, Gretchen spends most of her time cooking, biking, gardening and golfing. Gretchen describes herself as outgoing, reliable and kind, and she admits to being quite loud, particularly when she's upset.
Both are big fans of the show, and while watching one evening, they said to each other, "We could do that. Let's try."
- Leg 1: 6th
- Leg 2: 7th
- Leg 3: 7th (4 hour penalty)
- Leg 4: 7th
- Leg 5: 7th (Non-Elimination)
- Leg 6: 5th
- Leg 7: 5th
- Originally arrived 4th, but were informed that they missed a clue at the end of the Roadblock and were told to go back and retrieve it
- Came in 5th.
- Leg 8: (5th) 4th
- Leg 9: 2nd
- Leg 10: 4th (Eliminated)
- During the Detour in leg 5, Gretchen fell in the Wild Caves and suffered a wound in her head.
- Eliminated after a grueling Detour and a frustrating Roadblock took its toll on them.
- Oldest team ever, 67.5 (tied with Don & Mary Jean).
- Oldest couple in love, 67.5 (tied with Don & Mary Jean).
- Oldest team to reach the final four, 67.5
- Lowest average placing team who came in 4th, 5.4
- Oldest team to finish in 4th place, 67.5
- Oldest team to finish in 4th place without winning any leg, 67.5
- Oldest team to make it past 10 legs, 67.5
- Oldest team to be the 8th team to be eliminated, 67.5
- Oldest team to be the 8th team to be eliminated without winning any leg, 67.5
- Lowest average placing team who were the 8th team to be eliminated, 5.4
- Lowest average placing team who were the 8th team to be eliminated without winning any legs, 5.4
- Oldest team who did not earn a spot in the final three, 67.5 (tied with Don & Mary Jean).
- Highest finish by a team with an age average of over 60, 4th place.
- First team ever forced to surrender all possessions except for passports and the clothes they were wearing for the reminder of the Race as a penalty for finishing last in a non-elimination leg.
- Oldest team, 67.5
- Oldest team who didn't earn a spot in the final three, 67.5
- Highest finish by a team without winning any leg, 4th place.
- Facebook: Facebook.com/gretchen.kaisersmith
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