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Amelia Michelle "Amy" Purdy and Daniel Andrew Gale are a Dating On and Off team on The Amazing Race 21.

The dating couple emerged as contenders early on. They were in prime position to win the first leg of the race and be eligible to "double their money" only to give advice to Abbie and Ryan which allowed the dating divorcees to pass them in a footrace to the mat. In the second leg, however, despite being frontrunners yet again, they got a bad taxi driver, who got them hopelessly lost on the way to the Detour. Several other teams struggled with bad taxis, but Amy & Daniel's proved to be the worst, resulting in their elimination in 10th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[2]

Amy

Age: 32
Hometown: Summit County, Co.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder
Describe what you do: I co-founded an action sports organization called Adaptive Action Sports with Daniel for people with physical disabilities. I'm a competitive snowboarder and recently have taken on a career as a motivational speaker.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, road trips with Daniel and camping with friends.
3 words to describe you: Motivated, fun and adventurous.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Learning to walk again comfortably!! It was not an easy feat but now I don't think twice. Everything else is just a bonus!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Amelia Earhart because she was strong, adventurous and took risks.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Daniel has had random people confuse him with pro FMX race Todd Potter. I think he looks like him too but Daniel's cuter. Really, Daniel has a heart and personality all his own.
What scares you most about traveling? Being so far away from home and something happens to me or a family member and we can't reach each other in time.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing all the world has to offer, experiencing other cultures and having stories to tell!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Communication is our biggest challenge at times. If we argue, sometimes it can be about how we are arguing instead of the actual problem.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to walk around the house wearing one sock on his foot and one sock off! I don't know why he does it but he seems to love it and it always makes me laugh.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? There are so many! Japan, Nepal, Austria. All have amazing cultures and I would love to snowboard in Japan!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Our work with our organization can take over at times. I think The Race will give us the opportunity for just the two of us to work together outside of the organization and it may even give us the opportunity to communicate and support each other better!

Daniel

Age: 36
Hometown: Summit County, Co.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Executive Director of our Adaptive Action Sports Organization
Describe what you do: I fundraise, event coordinate, coach and instruct for adaptive action sports.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, skateboarding and photography.
3 words to describe you: Fun, creative and giving.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Creating our Adaptive Action Sports organization.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Cheech Marin mixed with a shorter version of Hugh Jackman.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Amy P. reminds me of Amy P. She is famous in her own right
What scares you most about traveling? Language barriers.
What excites you most about traveling? Stepping out of the box, learning new cultures and meeting new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Managing time and money.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She made her legs taller so now she is taller than me
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa, Thailand, Greece and Japan. I want to witness their unique cultures.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? It will truly give us a chance to experience each other completely and hopefully learn how to communicate and how to support one another better.

The Amazing Race 21

Race History

Amy & Daniel's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China No Detour Daniel 2 of 11 [1]
Amy
2 2 China → Indonesia Ice-by-the-Pound / Fish-by-the-Barrel Amy 10 of 10
Average 6.00
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

Notes:
1: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

Amy and Daniel on their wedding day

Trivia

  • Amy is the second amputee to compete on The Amazing Race, following Sarah Reinertsen.

External links

Interviews

  • Kelly Whiteside at USA Today (09/30/2012): "Amputee snowboarder takes off"
  • Kimberly Nordyke at The Hollywood Reporter (10/08/2012): "Amy and Daniel on Their 'Heartbreaking' Elimination, Lost Taxi Drivers"
  • Sheldon Sherman at Yakkity Yaks (10/08/2012): "The Amazing Race: The Yak Chats with Eliminated Team Daniel and Amy"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/08/2012): "Exclusive: Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale talk The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/08/2012): "The Stars Weren't Aligned for Us"
  • Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/09/2012): "Elimination Interview: Amy and Daniel"
  • Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (10/10/2012): "What went wrong with the Indonesian cab?"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (10/10/2012): "The Amazing Race 21: Exclusive Interview with Amy Purdy and Daniel Gale"
  • Sheri Block at CTV.ca (10/11/2012): "Amy grateful her prosthetic legs didn't hold her and Daniel back"

Social Media Profiles


References

The Amazing Race 21 Teams
 Abbie & Ryan
Dating Divorcees
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 Amy & Daniel
Dating On and Off
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 Caitlin & Brittany
Best Friends
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 Gary & Will
Substitute Teachers
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 James & Abba
Rock Star/Lawyer
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 Jaymes & James
Chippendales
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 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
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 Rob & Kelley
Married Monster truckers
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 Rob & Sheila
Lumberjack/ Marketing Exec
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 Trey & Lexi
Dating
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