Shola & Doyin
Team Profile
Members Shola Richards
Doyin Richards
Birth Dates (1975-11-02) November 2, 1975 (age 42)
Hometown Albany, New York
Relation Twins
Occupation Independent contractors

The Amazing Race 2

Legs Competed 4
Legs Won 1
Placement 8th
Average Position 4.25
Roadblock Count Shola: 0
Doyin: 1
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Namibia

Shola Richards and Doyin Richards are a team of Twins on The Amazing Race 2.


Retrieved from[1]

We share a close and powerful bond that most people lucky to experience in their life-time. We're more than brothers; we're best friends that share a bond that cannot be weakened by time, distance, or any other outside force.

Despite their incredibly close relationship, identical twins Shola and Doyin haven't really traveled together much, so neither knows exactly what to expect during THE AMAZING RACE.

They decided to team up for the Race partly to put their relationship to the test. Shola adds, "The idea of being able to travel all over the world, while competing on a worldwide stage for $1 million, and to do it all with my twin brother, is way too enticing for me to pass up." Going into the Race, both feel that the experience will strengthen their relationship.

The Amazing Race 2

Race History

Shola & Doyin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Mountain / Beach No Roadblock 3 of 11
2 2 Brazil Used Fast Forward 1 of 10
3 3 Brazil → South Africa Dance / Deliver Doyin 5 of 9
4 4 South Africa → Namibia Did not perform Did not perform 8 of 8 [1]
Average 4.25
     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

1: By the time Shola & Doyin got to the Matterhorn Sand Dune, they were too far behind the other teams and were ordered to go directly to the pit stop.


Franchise Records

Post-Race Life

  • Doyin has been featured in commercials for Microsoft's Windows 10.[2]

Exterrnal Links


  • Susan Schechter at RealityNewsOnline (07/10/2002): "An Evening with Shola, Doyin, and Hillary of The Amazing Race 2"

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