Fran Lazarus and Barry Lazarus are a Married 40 Years team on The Amazing Race 9.
They frequently missed things in plain sight, but after a slow start, they managed to make it two-thirds of the way through the season, mostly because they were the only team with any ability to navigate. They are the oldest team in the series to win a leg without a Fast Forward, and Phil was noticeably shocked when they arrived first in the 7th leg. However, their luck ran out in the following leg when the cab they called ahead for didn't show up at the Fremantle Ferry, and they fell behind the other teams, finishing 5th.
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Fran & Barry have known each other for 45 years and have been married for over 40. The proud parents of two children, this adventure-loving couple makes their home in Summit County, Colorado. Although they travel a lot, the word "vacation" is not a frequently used term in their home. They prefer to refer to their trips around the world as "adventure travel." Fran, who is 61 years old, is a retired accountant who describes herself as having a positive outlook on life. Fran enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking and has climbed all of Colorado's 54 14ers, which are the Colorado mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. Fran admits that she's running THE AMAZING RACE to show that "old people" can compete just as well as most 25 year olds. Barry, who is 63 years old, thrives on challenging himself and loves to compete. A retired urologist and former battalion surgeon with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, Barry describes himself as outgoing and dependable. His biggest disappointment with regards to Fran was that she refused to bungee jump from a bridge in New Zealand. Although he does point out that she made good by agreeing to skydive. Having traveled to more than 45 countries together, these high school sweethearts are hoping their previous traveling experience will give them an advantage over the other Teams.
The Amazing Race 9
|Fran & Barry's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Motor Head / Rotor Head||No Roadblock||8 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Press It / Climb It||Fran||9 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → Russia → Germany||Scrub / Scour||Barry||5 of 9|||
|4||Break It / Slap It||Barry||4 of 9|
|5||4||Germany → Italy||Foundry / Laundry||Fran||4 of 8|
|6||5||Italy||Big Fish / Little Fish||Barry||4 of 7|
|7||6||Italy → Greece||Herculean Effort / It's All Greek to Me||Fran||4 of 6|
|8||7||Greece → Oman||Camel / Watchtower||Barry||1 of 5|
|9||8||Oman → Australia||Sand / Sea||Fran||5 of 5|
- Oldest averaged aged team to win a leg, with an age average of 62 at the time of racing.
- The first team of grandparents to win a leg.
- They are the only team to win a leg in season 9 and not make it to the final leg.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (04/27/2006): "Fran and Barry Out of Race"
- Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (04/28/2006): "You Don't Have to Quit Living as You Get Older"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (05/03/2006): "Fran-Barry Squeezed on Amazing Race"
|The Amazing Race 9 Teams|