Amazing Race in Amazing Vegas

The Amazing Race participants and their avid viewers were in for a real treat with the finale at the end of last year, which brought them right into the heart of Vegas! Meghan Rickey and team mate Cheyne Whitney had managed to beat the other teams and race around the globe visiting eight countries in just 21 days. The race is quite the challenge as they have very little funds and have to beat the other teams to the location check points or be disqualified from the game.

The game has a whopping 1 million dollar prize for the winning team, so it is not just fun and games, this is a serious competition.

The series finale ended with the winners crossing the finish line at Wayne Newtons house in Las Vegas. They seemed to be in shock as they were told that they were the first to cross and had won the jackpot. “For real?” Cheyne asked the producer. The team had done well throughout the game and were favoured to win as they were in very good shape and kept their bickering to an absolute minimum. This can be quite the challenge in the game, as the race is a very stressful experience.

If an online race, from the comfort of your chair, is more your style though check out the rake races on offer for online poker players this month and test your competitive ability.

As with most reality show winners, both claimed the cash was secondary to the experience. “The experience is life-changing and the money is not even as important as what we got to do together,” Cheyne explained in his post-win interview segment. “She was one of the strongest competitors, even compared to the guys. I’m so happy she’s mine.” She added, “This has been a learning experience. Every step of the way has been so neat. I learned so much about Cheyne. He’s a good person and friend [who will] be there for me throughout my life.”

The final show was a nail biter as teams seemed to be neck in neck. The team of Erika Dunlap and Brian Kleinschmidt, and brothers Dan and Sam Mcmillen were the competition. The arrival in Vegas saw the teams sing along with Elvis, join the cast of Cirque Du Soliel’s Love and sort through a million dollars worth of chips. It made for very entertaining viewing!

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