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Name: Brennan Swain  
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Date of Birth: 1st August 1971
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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The Amazing Race (now referred to as The Amazing Race 1) was the first installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on September 5, 2001 and ended on December 12, 2001 on US television.

Season 1 was not particularly a ratings success, since it premiered a week before the September 11 attacks. Immediately following 9/11, interest in foreign travel waned and viewership fell correspondingly. The show was further hindered by the lack of media coverage and promotion as networks focused on news stories and more patriotic programming. The show did just well enough to earn a second season, which aired the following spring.

The long anticipated Season 1 DVD was released on September 27, 2005, also the premiere date for Season 8.


The following teams participated in the Race, listed in reverse finishing order:

Position (by leg)
Team Relationship 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Roadblocks performed
Rob & Brennan Lawyers / Best Friends 1st 3rd 3rd 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st Rob 5, Brennan 6
Frank & Margarita Separated Parents 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 5th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd Frank 8, Margarita 3
Joe & Bill Life Partners (a.k.a. Team Guido) 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd* 3rd Joe 6, Bill 4
Kevin & Drew Fraternity Brothers 9th 5th 1st 2nd 1st 4th 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 4th Kevin 5, Drew 4
Nancy & Emily Mother & Daughter 10th 7th^ 8th 3rd 3rd 5th 5th 5th 5th+ Nancy 2, Emily 6
Lenny & Karyn Dating 4th 9th 7th 7th 6th 6th 6th Lenny 2, Karyn 4
Paul & Amie Engaged 8th 6th^ 6th 5th 7th Paul 2, Amie 1
Dave & Margaretta Grandparents 7th 8th^ 5th 8th Dave 3, Margaretta 0
Pat & Brenda Working Moms 5th 1st 9th Pat 1, Brenda 0
Kim & Leslie Teachers / Roommates 6th 10th Kim 1, Leslie 0
Matt & Ana Married 11th Matt 0, Ana 0
  • Red means the team was eliminated.
  • Blue means the team was the last to arrive at a pit stop in a non-elimination leg of the race.
  • Green means the team won the Fast Forward clue.
  • ^ Dave & Margaretta arrived 6th, but were penalized one hour for improperly completing the Roadblock (They both rode the elevator to the top, rather than one person climbing the stairs, where Paul told them where to go next.) Because of this unintentional violation, they were penalized one hour and dropped to 8th.
  • + Nancy & Emily arrived 4th, but had skipped the detour and therefore received a 24-hour penalty.
  • * Joe & Bill did not reach the pit stop by the end of the episode (Beijing, China to Alaska, USA).


Kevin and Drew in Beijing, China
  • The final 2 teams visited 4 continents, 9 countries, and traveled 35,000 miles.
  • Seasons 1 and 6 were the only editions of the Race to end in the same city they began.
  • The first leg included a roadblock (consuming an ostrich egg) that was not broadcast, but is included in the DVD set.
  • Although the race is planned so that the final three teams will all reach the Finish Line, Bill and Joe were so far behind that they could not catch up and did not finish the Race.
  • Host Phil Keoghan only greeted the last team to check in at each Pit Stop. In future seasons, Phil greeted all teams at the end of each leg.
  • Check-in mats for pit stops were just solid yellow in color. In future seasons, these mats would feature an ornately decorated world map.
  • Clue boxes tended to represent the culture of the local pitstop. For example, the clue boxes in Zambia were a bamboo cylinder.
  • Route marker flags were yellow and white in Season 1. In future installments, the flags changed colours to red and yellow so that teams can spot them more easily.
  • After the race, Emily and Brennan broke up with their respective partners and started dating.
  • Season 1 took approximately six weeks to film, as opposed to the average four weeks in other seasons.
  • An airport strike in Rome delayed Leg 6.
  • Kevin and Drew made an appearance in season 8, handing out clues from a hot dog stand in New York City.

Race locations

Leg 1 (USA-Zambia)

Frank and Margarita at Livingstone Airport
  • New York City, New York, USA (Central Park, Starting Point)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (Johannesburg International Airport)
  • Johannesburg (Lanseria Airport)
  • Livingstone, Zambia (Livingstone Airport)
  • Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
  • Livingstone (Boiling Pot, Zambezi River)
  • Livingstone (Batoka Gorge) >detour (Air or Land)< (Air or Land)
  • Songwe Village >roadblock (Cook and eat an ostrich egg)<
  • Songwe Village >pit stop (leg 2)<

Leg 2 (Zambia-France)

  • Songwe Village (Songwe Museum) >detour (Near or Far, Photo Safari)< (Near or Far)
  • Zambezi River (Bundu Adventures) >fast forward (whitewater rafting)<
  • Mukuni Village
  • Paris, France (Eiffel Tower) >roadblock (Locate:Monument with the flag)<
  • Paris (Arc de Triomphe) >pit stop (leg 2)<

Leg 3 (France)

  • Paris (La Grande Roue) >detour (Tough Climb or Easy Walk)< (Tough Climb or Easy Walk)
  • Paris (Mariage Frères)>fast forward (pick the right tea)<
  • Paris (Hôtel de Ville)
  • Paris (Les Egouts de Paris) (Place du Chatelet) >roadblock (Walk through sewer)<
  • Les Baux-de-Provence (Château des Baux) >pit stop (leg 3)<

Leg 4 (France-Tunisia)

In Tunis, Paul enjoys a full body massage during a Detour
  • Port of Marseille
  • Tunis, Tunisia (Bab Bhar) >detour (Full Body Brew or or Full Body Massage)<
  • El Djem (Amphitheater of Thysdrus) >roadblock (Not for anyone who is afraid of the dark)< >pit stop (leg 4)<

Leg 5 (Tunisia)

  • Tataouine (Globe monument) >detour (Puzzling or Listening)<
  • Sahara Desert (Desert village) >roadblock (Ride camel)<
  • Sahara Desert (Route Marker)
  • Sahara Desert (Desert Oasis) >pit stop (leg 5)<

Leg 6 (Tunisia-Italy)

  • Gabès +
  • Tunis (Palace Hotel)
  • Rome, Italy (Colosseum) >detour (Foot or Hoof)<
  • Vatican City >fast forward< (Unused, unaired)
  • Castelfranco Emilia (Pagani Auto Factory) >roadblock (For someone who likes to take things slowly)<
  • Sant' Agata Bolognese >pit stop (leg 6)<

Leg 7 (Italy-India)

  • Ferrara >detour (Glide or Ride)<
  • Ferrara (Castello Estense) >fast forward (Boat in a moat)<
  • Delhi, India (Red Fort Market) >roadblock (Hire rickshaw, find shopkeeper)<
  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh (Taj Khema Hotel) >pit stop (leg 7)<

Leg 8 (India)

  • Agra (Taj Mahal)
  • Jaipur, Rajasthan (Palace of Winds) >detour (Elephant or Row a boat)<
  • Deshnoke (Karni Mata Temple)>roadblock (Find a jar inside the Karni Mata Temple)<
  • Bikaner (Laxmi Niwas Palace) >pit stop (leg 8)<

Leg 9 (India-Thailand)

At the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, teams compete to win the Fast Forward
  • Bangkok, Thailand (Temple of Dawn) >detour (Public or Private)<
  • Bangkok (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) >fast forward (Traditional Buddhist good luck ritual)<
  • Kanchanaburi (Buddhist Monastery) >roadblock (Should be a "cat" lover)<
  • Krabi (Tiger Cave Temple) >pit stop (leg 9)<

Leg 10 (Thailand)

  • Rai Leh (King's Climbing)
  • King's Rock Climb Wall >detour (Hike or Climb)<
  • Bo Tor, Ao Luk (Sea, Land and Trek) >roadblock (Paddle kayak to nearby cave)<
  • offshore Chicken Island, underwater
  • Pai Plong Beach >pit stop (leg 10)<

Leg 11 (Thailand-China)

  • Beijing, China (Jingshan Park, Top Pavillion) >detour (Volley or Rally)<
  • Beijing (Beijing Food Market) >roadblock (Have food cooked at stand #57 and Eat it)<
  • Beijing (Tiantan Park, South Gate at Temple of Heaven) >pit stop (leg 11)<

Leg 12 (China-United States)

  • Beijing (Tiantan Park)
  • Great Wall of China (Jūyōng Pass) >detour (Flat or Steep)<
  • Scotty Lake, Alaska, USA (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Scotty Lake (Blanket Toss Area)
  • Matanuska Glacier >roadblock (Climb Matanuska Glacier)<
  • Highway Mile Marker 131
  • Wilderness Cabin >pit stop (leg 12)<

Leg 13 (United States)

  • Takosha Lodge >detour (Snowmobile or Dog Sled)<
  • Fish Lake
  • Fish Lake >roadblock (Completely submerge in the frigid water of Fish Lake)<
  • Queens, New York City, New York (Vincent Daniels Square)
  • New York City (Flushing Meadows Park) (Finish line) >pit stop (leg 13)<

+ At the end of Leg 5, teams were relocated to Gabès due to a sandstorm at the desert pitstop. Therefore, Leg 6 began in Gabès.

External link

  • Official website

Seasons of The Amazing Race
Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8 | Season 9

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