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"The Sprint of Our Life"
Version United States
Season Season 19
Episode Number 2/12 (216)
First Broadcast October 2, 2011
Episode Chronology
Previous "Kindness of Strangers"
Next "Don't Lay Down on Me Now!"
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The Sprint of Our Life is the second episode of The Amazing Race 19.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Martyrs' Shrine are as follows:

  1. Ernie & Cindy (9:28 pm)
  2. Jeremy & Sandy (9:36 pm)
  3. Justin & Jennifer (9:39 pm)
  4. Ethan & Jenna (10:07 pm)
  5. Amani & Marcus (10:15 pm)
  6. Laurence & Zac (10:22 pm)
  7. Andy & Tommy (10:23 pm)
  8. Ron & Bill (10:48 pm)
  9. Kaylani & Lisa (11:09 pm)
  10. Liz & Marie (11:31 pm)
  11. Bill & Cathi (3:57 am)

Teams must fly to Jakarta, Indonesia. Upon arrival, teams must travel by train to Yogyakarta, where teams will find their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Bukit Indah Restaurant & Hotel, they have to choose a key. They would be split into two departure groups based on which key they chose.

Teams must travel by taxi to Goa Jomblang to find their next clue.

At Goa Jomblang, Bill & Cathi would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

Bill & Cathi have to untangle a rope until they had enough length to reach a carabiner across a field, before they are allowed to continue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to descend down 160 feet into the cave to search for a Javanese mask and a kris. Once they have both items, they have to scale up to a bamboo ladder at the top to deliver the items to the chieftain and exchange them for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Choice A: Shake Your Money Maker
Teams would have to dress up in costumes with one team member dancing in the streets while the other plays a gamelan in order earn Rp30,000.

Amani & Marcus, Ethan & Jenna, Jeremy & Sandy, Kaylani & Lisa, Liz & Marie, and Ron & Bill chose this task.

Choice B: Be a Ticket Taker
Teams would have to travel to the Mal Malioboro and work as motorbike parking attendants in order to earn Rp15,000 and then turn in their ticket book.

Andy & Tommy, Bill & Cathi, Ernie & Cindy, Justin & Jennifer, and Laurence & Zac chose this task.

Once teams have earned enough money on either Detour, they must travel to the 'Aisyiyah Orphanage, where they must donate the money earned at the Detour and all their money in their possession to receive their next clue.

Teams must travel on foot to Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat to check in.

For coming in first place, Andy & Tommy won a trip for two to Ireland, provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     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 Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass

User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot • H Was penalized with a Hazard


AndyTommy
 1st place 
Andy & Tommy
Pro Snowboarders
LaurenceZac
 2nd place 
Laurence & Zac
Father/Son Adventurers
KaylaniLisa
 3rd place 
Kaylani & Lisa
Former Vegas Showgirls
ErnieCindy
 4th place 
Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
LizMarie
 5th place 
Liz & Marie
Twins
JeremySandy
 6th place 
Jeremy & Sandy
Dating
BillCathi
 7th place 
Bill & Cathi
Grandparents
JustinJennifer
 8th place 
Justin & Jennifer
Siblings
AmaniMarcus
 9th place 
Amani & Marcus
Married
EthanJenna
 ELIMINATED 
Ethan & Jenna
Dating
RonBill
 ELIMINATED 
Ron & Bill
Domestic Partners

Trivia

  • This marks the first time The Amazing Race (US) visits the country of Indonesia.
  • This marks the first time there is a double elimination at the pit stop.
    • This is also the first time in which there are two eliminations in a single leg without a "Surprise Elimination".
  • This episode's title is said by Sandy while running back to the orphanage to donate all their money.

Reception

  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (10/03/2011): "After the introduction of the deus ex sign twist, I'm breaking up with The Amazing Race"

References

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