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Brooke Camhi and Scott Flanary are the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 29.

A pair of superfans who ended up being paired together, Brooke & Scott initially struggled with the race due to their strong, clashing personalities, which often led to arguments and side-eyeing. In particular, Brooke's easily excitable nature, constant hysterical meltdowns, and a notable weakness with running, along with Scott frequently having to overcome his fear of heights, set them back in the early stages of the race. However, their shared enthusiasm for the race and their strong social bonds with the other teams, particularly with London & Logan, allowed them to make it far enough to finally find their footing, leading them to eventually make it to the final three. In the final leg, Brooke & Scott used their knowledge of the race by checking in their bags at the airport at the start of the leg, allowing them to overcome Brooke's weakness with running and gain a huge lead in a leg that was both physical and mental, and going on to win the race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Brooke

Age: 36
Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.
Current occupation: Director of Business Development at U.S. Legal Support and Attorney at Camhi & Min.
Describe what you do: I sell litigation support services to attorney clients and I am a criminal defense attorney at my law firm.
3 words to describe you: Competitive, witty and trustworthy.
Favorite hobbies: Swimming, singing, cooking, scuba diving and puzzles.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: I am most proud of passing the bar exam in two states on the first try.
What scares you most about traveling?: Language barriers and getting lost scare me. My sense of direction isn't great (so I plan to ask for help from a lot of locals), but my high school Spanish skills can only take me so far in most countries.
What excites you most about traveling?: Everything! I can't wait to see other cultures and different ways of life. I want to experience local customs and traditions, and I'm excited to see so much so quickly. I have loved this show from the moment I saw the first episode and every year I say, "I could do that". I am excited to see if I actually can.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: I hope my partner loves this game as much as I do and wants to win it just as badly. I also hope it's a guy who has brute strength because I have a feeling he's going to have to carry my backpack part of the way. I hope he has a similar sense of humor to me and that we can laugh our way around the world (although there will probably be a fair amount of yelling and crying too).
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: I would be crushed to have a partner who isn't willing to work as a team or who isn't supportive when we are struggling. I feel like I can be a great cheerleader when someone is working through a hard task and I hope I get the same from my partner.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: If my partner and I are both super Type A we may battle for control. However, if my partner is completely laid back, I will have to stop myself from badgering them to keep up or make a decision.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: I'd either like to dive with sharks in South Africa, safari in Africa, or see Greece since my family is from that part of the world.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: I want to see the world. My passport has too many blank pages and I am hoping to fix that with this experience.[1]

Scott

Age: 34
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Current occupation: University Recruiting Manager
Describe what you do: I source, interview and hire students for internships and entry-level jobs. I also set recruiting strategies for my firm, coach recruiters and manage budgets.
3 words to describe you: Motivated, perceptive and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Cooking, hiking, traveling, CrossFit, reading, game nights and volunteering abroad.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?: Losing 40 pounds by changing my lifestyle with healthy eating and regular exercise. I learned I have strong willpower and no problem delaying gratification for a bigger reward.
What scares you most about traveling?: I'm not very good with foreign languages so I fear my inability to communicate clearly will be a problem.
What excites you most about traveling?: Adventuring into the unknown. Who will I meet? What will I experience? I love trying new things.
What qualities do you hope your partner has?: I hope my partner is super motivated with an unending drive to win. I need someone ready to play a social game on top of a mental/physical game. A likeable personality will help us steer clear of getting U-turned. Intelligence, physical prowess and strong social skills are key.
What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner?: My partner can't get frustrated too quickly. He or she also shouldn't have the words "I can't" in his or her vocabulary.
What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face?: I'm deathly afraid of heights and falling, so my partner will need to complete those types of Roadblocks (bungee jumping, sky diving). Outside of that, I think we'll need to figure out how to build a trusting relationship quickly so we can rely on our collective strengths to stay ahead of the competition.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why?: I've wanted to experience Italy, where my ancestors lived, and Australia, my bucket list country. Both are gorgeous environments steeped in history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?: As a super fan, I'm looking forward to this life-changing experience of traveling the world while playing a game. I can't wait to experience vastly different cultures and prove that I can accomplish more than I ever imagined.[2]

The Amazing Race 29

Race History

Brooke & Scott's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Panama Shoot / Scoot No Roadblock 4 of 11
2 2 Panama → Brazil Keep the Beat / Work Your Feet Scott 6 of 10
3 3 Brazil → Tanzania Build It / Weave It Brooke 6 of 9
4 4 Tanzania Lock / Knock  Brooke 7 of 8
5 5 Tanzania → Norway Trolls / Troll Scott 6 of 7
6 6 Norway → Italy Make a Mold / Grab a Hold Scott 5 of 7
7 7 Italy Sing It / Bring It Brooke 4 of 6
8 8 Italy → Greece For the Bride / For the Groom Brooke 3 of 6
9 9 Greece → Vietnam Bamboo Climb / Window Design Scott 4 of 5 [1]
10 10 Vietnam No Detour Scott 2 of 5
11 11 Vietnam → South Korea No Detour Brooke 1 of 4 [2]
Scott
12 12 South Korea → United States No Detour No Roadblock 1 of 3
Average 4.08
Legend:
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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 11 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.

Post-Race

Trivia

US Records

  • Brooke & Scott have the lowest racing average of a co-ed team who won the race, at 4.08.

External links

Interviews

  • CBS2-LA (06/01/2017): "The Amazing Race Finalists Talk Season Finale"
  • Jodi Walker at EW.com (06/01/2017): "TAR winners on how two strangers used strategy to net $1 million"
  • Erica Pitzi at CBSN (06/02/2017): "Interview with winners of Amazing Race 29"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (06/05/2017): "Amazing Race 29 Winners Interview"
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (06/06/2017): "Brooke Camhi talks: You can't prepare yourself to feel elation, depression and back again" Parts 1 and 2
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTV World (06/07/2017): "We ran a flawless final leg and being a super fan helped" Parts 1 and 2
  • Amber Sutton at AL.com (06/09/2017): "Auburn University grad talks winning The Amazing Race"
  • Brooke's AMA at Reddit (06/14/2017)
  • Sarah Wu at The Harvard Crimson (06/15/2017): "Graduate School Alumnus Wins TAR"
  • Scott's AMA at Reddit (06/20/2017)

Social Media Profiles

References

The Amazing Race 29 Teams
 Becca & Floyd
#TeamFun
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 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
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 Jessie & Francesca
#SwoleSisters
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 Kevin & Jenn
#LongHairDontCare
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 Liz & Michael
#TeamLizAndMike
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 London & Logan
#TeamLoLo
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 Matt & Redmond
#TheBoys
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 Seth & Olive
#TeamAmerica
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 Shamir & Sara
#TheSandSExpress
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 Tara & Joey
#TeamMomandDad
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 Vanck & Ashton
#TeamVanck andAshton
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