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Bonds will be forged, tested, and strained, as eleven teams of two, joined by family or relationship, follow a path of twists and turns in a frenetic race around the world for $1 million.

Who will be the first to cross the finish line?

Recaps by Chico Alexander & Chris Wolvie, GSNN

Host Phil Keoghan
Creator Bertram van Munster
Elise Doganieri
EP Jerry Bruckheimer
Bertram van Munster
Jonathan Littman
Elise Doganieri
Mark Vertullo
Packager Jerry Bruckheimer TV
Worldrace Productions
Amazing Race Productions
CBS Television Studios
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October 10

After flying out to Ghana West Africa, the teams found themselves wheeling and dealing... quite literally. Andie & Jenna (Team Biologicals), who had only met so many times, lacked the chemistry that the other teams were able to display, leaving them out of the race in 10th. Now we're down to nine as the Race to a million continues from Accra...


Brook & Claire (Team HSN) try to avoid any wayward watermelons as they head out onto the course with this...



Make your way across town to the neighborhood of Jamestown in Accra, Ghana. Once there, find the Akotoku Boxing Academy, where you will find your next clue.

You have $146 for this Leg of the Race.

Following them on their tails... (all times local)

- Katie & Rachel (Jersey Shore Spikers): 0735
- Michael & Kevin (WuTubers): 0745
- Chad & Stephanie (The Almost Engaged): 0752
- Jill & Thomas (Team I'M Right!): 0757
- Connor & Jonathan (Team Glee): 0801
- Nat & Kat (Rhyming Docs): 0802
- Nick & Vicki (Team Ick): 0804
- Gary & Mallory (Miss KY & Dad):

That was quick. Brook & Claire are the first to find...



One of you must learn how to properly wrap your hands in boxing tape before suiting up in training gear. Once finished, you must work on the speed bag and the jump rope for 60 seconds each. Once you knock out both exercises, the trainer will give you your next clue.

Brook decides to be an amateur pugilist for this task. She takes her task to task rather quickly, and the sweet science was never sweeter. Thank goodness Claire isn't doing this. After the watermelon incident, I was kinda worried.

Katie and Chad take up the wrap as HSN claims...



Travel by taxi to the Dodowa district and find the marked supply depot, where you will find your next clue.

Chad's ready to train... and so is Katie. Meanwhile, Jill & Thomas... are lost. Connor & Jonathan belt out a tune... "♫Please drive fa-a-ster!!! ♫"

Chad decides that now is as good a time as any to show off in front of Stephanie... Bad move. Especially on a jump rope. Katie stops the oncoming cabs and lets everyone know where the Roadblock is. Michael finds it. But he can't wrap his hands around the task. Other boxers include Gary, Vicki, Connor, Thomas...

And Nat & Kat are lost. Asking the others for help... doesn't help. Neither does asking the cabbie.

The WuTubers and the Irvins finish the Roadblock, while the Rhyming Docs return to the Race course. They arrive at the Roadblock last.

On the way to Dodowa, the Racers encounter a large side of beef. Once they get to the Dodowa Depot, Connor & Jonathan are the first to sing the praises of...



Take one of the marked wheelbarrows and fill it with construction supplies. Then wheel the wheelbarrows to Asebi D/A Primary School, where - if you have all of your necessary building supplies - the foreman will give you your next clue.

Team Glee load up and move out. They head to the school where the foreman, seeing that they have all the things they need, give them one more vital tool.



Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. But do you know EXACTLY where you are? Travel to a classroom, where you will take part in an African geography quiz. Once you are able to locate Ghana on a map of Africa, the class monitor will hand you your next clue.

It's time to play... "Are You Smarter Than a Ghanaian 5th Grader?"

Jonathan... doesn't know where he is. Neither does Connor. Which is laughable. See? The students even agree.

Jonathan & Connor eventually figure out where Ghana is... on a map.

Brook & Claire find the shop and run into the Race's first...



BICYCLE PARTS: Use a stick to roll a bicycle wheel's rim down the length of a soccer field and back without touching it with your hands or letting it fall over. Once you have completed two passes, the school children will give you your next clue.

LANGUAGE ARTS: Choose a proverb with eight phrases highlighted that correspond to a series of eight Adinkra symbols. Using a nearby decoder key, locate the eight symbols in a massive word search-like puzzle. Once you circle the correct set of Adinkra symbols, the school children will give you your next clue.

Connor & Jonathan use their minds in the decoder, deciphering their phrase as "Kidney beans, ladder, crazy..."

Brook & Claire load up their wheelbarrow, but forget to deliver it. Remember, you need TWO wheelbarrows in order to get your clue.

Nat & Kat... have a bum taxi. But that's soon remedied.

More teams, more wheelbarrows.

Back to Team Glee, though. Their correct translation of "Kidney Beans, Ladder, Crazy, Rug, Celtic Knot, Hearts, Crazy Chinese, Diamond" leads to...



Make your way on foot out of the school and to the home of Awusa Ntso. This rural homestead is the next PIT STOP for the Leg of the Race

WARNING: The last team to check-in MAY be eliminated!


Team Glee, Connor & Jonathan... Team #1! For their hard work, they win... $5000 cash money! EACH!

For whatever reason, the map task is moved indoors. It doesn't really change the fact that the Racers still have NO CLUE as to where they are.

Team Ick are the latest in the line of disgruntled Racers who don't give a flip about apologies if it doesn't get the job done, as they take only ONE wheelbarrow to the foreman.

Gary & Mallory spin a wheel. They pass their first pass. Now the question... can they do it again? Meanwhile, the Rhyming Docs take their supplies to be checked, while the classes are in session. Ah, there are multiple classes. That explains it.

Most of the teams opt for Language Arts, but Brook & Claire overthink the clue, and end up circling dancing African children instead. Woops. Now the 8 African children dancing in a circle is the clue, but do you honestly think CBS would make it that easy?

Jill & Thomas even go so far as to search the kids' homework. That... no. Just... no.

Gary & Mallory finish the Detour and head to the Pit Stop, just as Katie & Rachel start it off. Nick & Vicki are still on the map and ask to use one of their cheats. That... doesn't work. Ghana is the last country marked for them. That makes it a little easier.

Back at the Pit Stop, Phil and the happy local welcome Gary & Mallory as Team #2.

Chad & Stephanie study the kids and the way they keep their wheels rolling... Chad takes to it like a duck to water. Or a vowel to Pat Sajak. Nick on the other hand... too busy yelling at Vicki to learn anything.

Brook & Claire try to figure out the code one more time, while Chad & Stephanie take down the three-spot.

Nat & Kat switch Detours (and they aren't the only ones), while Katie & Rachel complete the Detour and take 4th Place.

Fake drama between Nick & Vicki is replaced by real drama, as Vicki's asthma kicks in at the wrong time.

Nick & Vicki reconcile quick enough to be named Team #5, followed by Brook & Claire.

Meanwhile, Phil gets an idea. The teams are going to come back tomorrow to the school and renovate some classrooms as a means of goodwill. That's nice.

Nat & Kat finally finish the spinning, while Michael & Kevin complete their first pass. Michael is in need of a medic, having exhausted himself to the point of dehydration.

Jill & Thomas are happy just to finish 7th. Nat & Kat do the impossible... and get lost on foot. The locals send them back to where they were headed, while Phil sends them to... 8th position.

That leaves Team WuTube. They've pushed in every sense possible these last 10,000 miles... and they'll have to push even harder, because this is NON-ELIMINATION LEG #1. Can they overcome the Speed Bump in the road ahead? Stay tuned.



1) Connor & Jonathan (+5) - $5000
2) Gary & Mallory (+7)
3) Chad & Stephanie (+1)
4) Katie & Rachel (-2)
5) Nick & Vicki (+3)
6) Brook & Claire (-5) - Hawai'i
7) Jill & Thomas (-1) - Express Pass
8) Nat & Kat (-1)
9) Michael & Kevin (-6)

To see this episode in its entirety, or to apply to be a contestant on "The Amazing Race", visit the official website at www.cbs.com/amazingrace