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Tara & Joey
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Team Profile
Members Tara Carr
Joey Covino
Age 38 (Tara)
46 (Joey)
Hometown Alexandria, Virginia (Tara)
Boston, Massachusetts (Joey)
Relation Strangers
Occupation U.S. Army Officer (Tara)
Police Sergeant (Joey)
Hashtag #TeamMomandDad

The Amazing Race 29

Legs Competed 12
Legs Won 3
Placement 2nd
Average Position 3.08
Roadblock Count Tara: 5
Joey: 6
Countries raced Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Panama Flag of Brazil Flag of Tanzania Flag of Norway
Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Greece Flag of Vietnam Flag of South Korea
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Tara Carr and Joey Covino are the runner-ups of The Amazing Race 29.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Tara

Age: 38
Hometown: Where the Army sends me! Originally from New Milford, Conn., but currently reside in Alexandria, Va., although I am presently in Afghanistan.
Current occupation: U.S. Army Officer
Describe what you do: I am currently deployed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.
3 words to describe you: Driven, compassionate and lucky.
Favorite hobbies: Golf, yoga, travel and spending time with my husband and children.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: Being the mother to four beautiful children while simultaneously balancing a career as an active duty Army officer.
What scares you most about traveling?: Probably just flying.
What excites you most about traveling?: Experiencing foreign cultures, languages, people and seeing our beautiful world.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: Qualities like my husband - smart, strong, experienced and worldly.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: Someone who complains, who can't carry their own weight and who doesn't take a moment to relish their surroundings.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: Probably a heights challenge like bungee jumping or sky diving. I'm actually afraid of heights!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: I would most like to visit India, Africa or Scandinavia, because I have never been there. I would also love to visit a Chinese speaking nation because I speak Mandarin Chinese. Italy would be great too because it is my favorite country and I also speak some Italian!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: I hope to demonstrate mostly for my children, but also to other women, that perseverance, dedication and belief in oneself are formulas for success, and that it is possible to maintain a healthy balance between being a professional soldier and a mother at the same time. Life is short and everyone should seize each precious moment![1]

Joey

Age: 46
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Current occupation: Police Sergeant
Describe what you do: Patrol Supervisor; Officer in Charge of the Department's Honor Guard Unit; Motorcycle Officer
3 words to describe you: Dedicated, quick-witted and unfiltered.
Favorite hobbies: Ice Hockey, running and being a dad.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: I am most proud of being a good father.
What scares you most about traveling?: Absolutely nothing scares me.
What excites you most about traveling?: Experiencing the different histories of places throughout the world excites me.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: That they have heart, and use every ounce of it! That they accept the situation, deal with it and move on. They don't have the words I can't in their vocabulary.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: A quitter or a complainer.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: Space-walking?
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: I’d like to visit anywhere in Italy. I'm an American of Irish-Italian decent and have been to pretty much every country on my bucket list with the exception of Italy. I'd really like to experience my Italian heritage much like I did when I visited Ireland.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: If we finish in the final three, then I will have accomplished what I set out to do. Winning overall would be unbelievable! But if we finish The Race, personally, I will win, for my children, my family and for me. I didn't run the Boston Marathon 12 times to win; I ran to finish the most prestigious marathon in the world. How many people can say that? How many people can say they finished The Amazing Race? I want to experience the whole Race and all it has to offer![2]

The Amazing Race 29

Race History

Tara & Joey's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Panama Shoot / Scoot No Roadblock 6 of 11 [1]
2 2 Panama → Brazil Keep the Beat / Work Your Feet Tara 7 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Tanzania Build It / Weave It Joey 2 of 9
4 4 Tanzania Lock / Knock Joey 1 of 8
5 5 Tanzania → Norway Trolls / Troll Joey 1 of 7
6 6 Norway → Italy Make a Mold / Grab a Hold Tara 3 of 7
7 7 Italy Sing It / Bring It Tara 3 of 6
8 8 Italy → Greece For the Bride / For the Groom Tara 1 of 6
9 9 Greece → Vietnam Bamboo Climb / Window Design Joey 5 of 5 [2]
10 10 Vietnam No Detour Joey 3 of 5
11 11 Vietnam → South Korea No Detour Joey 3 of 4 [3]
Tara
12 12 South Korea → United States No Detour No Roadblock 2 of 3
Average 3.08
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

Notes:
1: Tara & Joey initially checked in 7th, but received time credit for a storm at the site of the Detour, pushing them up to 6th.
2: Tara & Joey initially chose Bamboo Climb before switching to Window Design.
3: Leg 11 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.

Post-Race

Trivia

External Links

Interviews

  • Seth Daniel at Review Journal (03/24/2017): "Revere Police Officer to Debut on Amazing Race"
  • Wendy Bailey at WUSA-CBS9 (03/30/2017): "U.S. Army Major & local mom of 4 talks about competing on The Amazing Race"
  • Katrina Koerting at News Times (04/13/2017): "New Milford parents thrilled with daughter’s appearance"
  • E.B. Boyd at Stars and Stripes (04/26/2017): "Military experience spurs Army major to the head of Amazing Race"
  • Katelyn Haas at WUSA-CBS9 (05/31/2017): "Amazing Race finalist Tara Carr talks before season finale"
  • Mike Gaffney at Saugus Wicked Local (06/01/2017): "Joey Covino of Saugus, finalist on TAR 29"

Social Media Profiles

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