Bob Barron and Joyce Nicolo are a team of Internet Dating Couple on The Amazing Race 5.

They were doing incredibly well for an elderly team, staying mostly near the top of the pack through the first three legs. Unfortunately, at the beginning of leg 4, a ticketing agent in Buenos Aires mistakenly booked them business class tickets to St. Petersburg, dropping them to last place with no hope of catching up, and they were eliminated in 8th place.


Bob & Joyce are both widowers who lost their partners to cancer. Even though both lived in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, they met on an internet dating site and have been dating for over a year. Both claim that since they ran in different circles of friends, they never would have met one another if not for this website and have been loving life, and each other, ever since.

Bob has two adult children and Joyce has three, all of whom are very happy and supportive of their parents' relationship. Both say that they love new challenges, share a lot of the same moral, political and family values, have a very active lifestyle and are in good physical shape.

Bob & Joyce decided to do THE AMAZING RACE 5 "to show that a smart, physically fit and a very compatible couple of age 50+ widowers can win this contest and beat a bunch of younger Teams."

The Amazing Race 5

Race History

Bob & Joyce's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Uruguay Zips / Chips No Roadblock 4 of 11
2 2 Uruguay → Argentina Perro / Tango Bob 5 of 10
3 3 Argentina Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding Joyce 4 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Russia Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot Joyce 8 of 8
Average 5.25
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield




  • FansOfRealityTV (07/29/2004): "Our Interview with Bob and Joyce"
  • Ethan Alter at TV Guide (08/02/2004): "Amazing Race's Internet Lovers"
  • Phil Kural at RealityNewsOnline (08/04/2004): "I'm really surprised Joyce didn't strangle me!" (with Bob)


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.