September 17, 2006 10:34 PM by Joe Blackmon
The Amazing Race 10 begins in Seattle, Washington. The twelve teams race to the airport to catch a flight to their first destination of Beijing, China. The twelve teams include a mixture of the same type of teams that have appeared in past editions on Amazing Race such as a bickering couple, a dating couple, and a gay couple. Three of the more unique teams for this edition of Amazing race are an Indian-American married couple, Muslim best friends, and an amputee partnered with a clinical prosthetist.
The first roadblock challenges one team member to eat fish eyes. After eating the fish eyes, teams race to find the Meridian Gate. In a surprise twist, the last team to reach the Meridian Gate is eliminated even though it isn’t a pit stop. Unfortunately, the last team is the Muslim best friends team of Bilal & Sa’eed. The first detour is a choice between labor or leisure. In labor, teams have to pave a sidewalk. In leisure, teams take part in a Chinese relaxation exercise.
After completing the detour, teams race to the pit stop of Juyongguan, which is one of the gateways to the Great Wall of China. At Juyongguan, teams have to rope climb the Great Wall of China. The climbing challenge proves to be particular difficult for Sarah, who has an artificial leg, but she shows determination and succeeds.
The first team to the pit stop is Tyler & James, and they win $20,000 for finishing first. Duke & Lauren arrive in second place, Peter & Sarah arrive in third place, Dustin & Kandice arrive in fourth place, Rob & Kimberly arrive in fifth place, Kellie & Jamie arrive in sixth place, Erwin & Godwin arrive in seventh place, Tom & Terry arrive in eighth place, Lyn & Karlyn arrive in ninth place, and David & Mary arrive in tenth place. The last place team is Vipul & Arti, the Indian-American couple.