"Ready to Lose Our Lives"
Version United States
Season Season 2
Episode Number 9/11 (022)
First Broadcast May 1, 2002
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.8/10[1]
Episode Chronology
Previous "I'm Not a Miner! No, You're An Idiot!"
Next "It's Hammer Time"

Ready to Lose Our Lives is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 2.


This leg of the race is filled with adventurous challenges as the teams make their way through the spectacular backdrop of New Zealand

Four teams race from the Australian Outback to the South Island of New Zealand where they confront a high-speed jet boat river ride, an unruly flock of sheep and a 450-foot bungee jump, one of the largest in the world.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Aboriginal Camp are as follows:

  1. Chris & Alex (3:35 am)
  2. Blake & Paige (5:01 am)
  3. Tara & Wil (5:06 am)
  4. Oswald & Danny (5:09 am)

Teams must travel back to Coober Pedy, then load their vehicles onto a selected trailers called a road train, and transport them into Glendambo. They must then fly to Queenstown, New Zealand.

Teams must go to Wentworth Station to find a marked car.

The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue in Queenstown.

Teams must make their way to the Shotover River, where they will take a boat. On the boat, they must find a flag and grab the clue. Blake & Paige won this Fast Forward.

Teams must instruct their drivers to make their way to the Nevis Highwire Platform gondola. Once across the gondola, they will have to find their next clue.

Choice A: Quick Jump
Teams must tandem bungee jump from a 450 foot into a canyon where they will receive their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Long Hike
Teams must hike down the mountain into the canyon to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must make their way to the Inverary Sheep Station in Canterbury Plains to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to herd three black sheep from a group of 22 into a separate corral. Once all three sheep are in the corral, they may check in to the pit stop.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

For coming in first place, Blake & Paige won a vacation to Puerto Rico, provided by American Airlines Vacations.


     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

 1st place 
Blake & Paige
 2nd place 
Tara & Wil
Separated couple
 3rd place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong friends
 4th place 
Oswald & Danny
Best friends


  • This leg marks the first time the country of New Zealand is visited.
  • This episode's title was said by Oswald.


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