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Alyson "Aly" Dudek and Steven Daniel "Steve" Langton are a team of Dating Olympians on The Amazing Race 26.

They cruised through the first half of the season, running at the front of the pack while avoiding friction with each other and the other teams. However, they struggled once they hit Namibia, as a series of mistakes, beginning with Aly struggling to build her hut at the Roadblock, dropped them to the back of the pack. While Steve's reckless driving on the way to the Pit Stop resulted in them getting a flat tire, they were saved by a non-elimination leg. However, they never stood a chance in the following leg, as the lack of an equalizer, combined with Steve struggling with the air drop Roadblock, kept them from ever catching up with the other teams. As a final nail in their coffin, they were U-Turned by Laura & Tyler, and they were eliminated in 6th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Aly

Name: Aly Dudek
Age: 24
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of Relationship: 7 months
How did you meet? We met at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where we both competed for the USA in different sports.
Current occupation: Athlete and global spokeswoman
Describe what you do: I am a 2x Olympian and bronze medalist in the sport of short track speed skating and have been a member of the U.S. National Team since 2007. I also travel the world as a spokeswoman for a worldwide nutritional company.
3 words to describe you: Driven, passionate and adventurous.
Favorite hobbies: Traveling, working out and cooking.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning an Olympic bronze medal and competing in two Olympic Games.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Kate Hudson- her laugh and sense of humor. But I have been told many times, Robin from "How I Met Your Mother."
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Superman, or at least that's what everyone tells me.
What scares you most about traveling? Being abducted.
What excites you most about traveling? Views on this planet I never knew existed, meeting new people, trying new cultures and really getting away from everything I know.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: At the beginning of our relationship, we struggled with communication, but mostly due to wanting to please each other. Luckily, we have had many talks about this and have been closer since.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Those damn plaid, New England-y, coral and patterned shorts he wears!! Why?!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Vietnam- It looks beautiful! Also, {{{2}}}- I have not traveled to many warm *places due to my sport. Also, Costa Rica- I'd like to zipline, and Santorini- the "white island."
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to travel the world with Steve. We have had many conversations about going on adventures, and I don't want to do it with anyone else.
How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? We can really learn how each other's strengths and weaknesses make us better for each other and also better people.

Steve

Name: Steven Langton
Age: 31
Hometown: Boston
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of relationship: Seven months
How did you meet? Aly and I met at the 2014 Olympic Games through a teammate of hers and a teammate of mine who were close friends. It was love at first sight!
Current occupation: Olympic Athlete
Describe what you do: My day to day consists of racing down an icy shoot and wearing spandex one pieces with my closest buddies. I have competed for the United States National Bobsled team since 2007, representing my country at the last two Olympic Games.
3 words to describe you: Determined, spontaneous and passionate.
Favorite hobbies: Fishing, hiking and traveling.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I'm most proud of winning two Bronze Medals at the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia and double Gold at the 2012 World Championships.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Hugh Jackman because of his stellar "power beard" growing ability.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? I'm going to go with Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman because of her tenacity. When she sets her sights on something, watch out!
What scares you most about traveling? Losing my wallet or passport. That would be a bad day.
What excites you most about traveling? Trying new things, exploring exotic places and experiencing new cultures.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: When something is bothering her, I would like her to express her concerns more openly so that we can attack it together.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes when she gets stressed, rather than use me as support, she tends to block me out.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I'd love to see Thailand for it's beautiful beaches, thick jungles and unique culture.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? We both have a passion for traveling and have done so extensively individually. We see the race as an opportunity to see the world together. Competing with my girlfriend and best friend will be the true test of our relationship.
How could the Race change the current state of your relationship? We can start the life and quality of life that we both want sooner than expected. This will be a total make or break. If we can make it through this, we can make it through anything.

The Amazing Race 26

Race History

Aly & Steve's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan Syncing Steps / Samurai Sake No Roadblock 4 of 11
2 2 Japan Share / Chair Aly 3 of 10
3 3 Japan → Thailand Ski / Tree No Roadblock 5 of 9
4 4 Thailand Water / Wheel Steve 3 of 9
5 5 Thailand → Germany Stein / Stack Aly 1 of 8
6 6 Germany → France → Monaco → France Don't Slack Off / Win By a Nose Steve 2 of 7 
7 7 France → Namibia Track / Pack Aly 6 of 6
8 8 Namibia Work / Play Steve 6 of 6
Average 3.75
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
The team that found and won the Date Night ticket.

Post-Race

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (04/20/2015): "The Flat Tire Was the Nail in the Coffin"
  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (04/20/2015): "Amazing Race 2015: Talking with the Latest Team Eliminated from TAR 26"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (04/20/2015): "Emotions Ran Wild In Africa And Sent Olympians Aly And Steve Packing: How the Race affected their relationship"
  • Lisa Costantini at TeamUSA.org (04/21/2015): "Speedskater Aly Dudek Takes You Behind The Scenes Of The Amazing Race"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (04/21/2015): "Exclusive: 'The Amazing Race' Olympians and dating couple Aly Dudek and Steven Langton talk" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Sheri Block at CTV.ca (04/23/2015): "Being Olympians both helped and hindered Aly and Steve"

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