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Charlie Gale and Rachel Chen are a team of Flirtatious Friends and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race: China Rush 1.



  • Age: 26
  • Nationality: Australia
  • Australian/American Charlie has been in Shanghai for over 2 years and has just started a business with a friend designing and manufacturing electric bicycles for the European and Australian market. Before this project, Charlie was a manager for a Shanghai-based film company and also worked for a sourcing company.


  • Age: 25
  • Nationality: USA
  • American-born Chinese Rachel met her teammate Charlie through a mutual friend. At present she's the partner/director of an Educational Services company in Shanghai. She's lived in Shanghai for over 2 years and was previously an intern for an NGO.

These young entrepreneurs met two years ago in Shanghai and have been best friends ever since.They love embarking on impulsive excursions throughout the city such as go-karting, boating or dancing until dawn. With their laid-back, yet adventurous personalities, Rachel and Charlie may prove that the secret to success is having fun along the way.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1

Race History

Charlie & Rachel's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Zhejiang No Detour Charlie 1 of 10
2 2 Zhejiang → Jiangsu Warrior's Strength / Warrior's Skill Rachel 3 of 10 [1]
3 3 Jiangsu Rock / Roll Charlie 2 of 9
4 4 Jiangsu Blade / Brush Rachel 1 of 8
5 5 Jiangsu → Beijing Go for the Gold / Go for the Goal Rachel 4 of 7
6 6 Beijing → Shandong Trees / Keys Charlie 1 of 6
7 7 Shandong Buried Metal / Carried Metal Charlie 2 of 5
8 8 Shandong → Sichuan Hot Pot / Tea Pot Rachel 1 of 5
9 9 Sichuan Face Detection / Face Detention Rachel 5 of 5
10 10 Sichuan → Yunnan Fish / Float Charlie 4 of 5
11 11 Yunnan → Guangdong Crags / Cranes Charlie 1 of 4
12 12 Guangdong → Shanghai No Detour Rachel 1 of 3
Average 2.17
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

1: Charlie & Rachel originally arrived 2nd, but was given a 30-minute penalty as Charlie helped Rachel in the Roadblock. Sean & Amy checked in during the penalty time, dropping them to 3rd.


Franchise Records

  • Charlie & Rachel are the first Co-ed team to win the race over two all-male teams in the final leg.

China Rush Records

  • Charlie & Rachel are the first team to win a leg.
  • First team to reach the final three.
  • First co-ed team to win multiple legs.
  • First co-ed team to win consecutive legs.
  • First team to win The Amazing Race: China Rush.
  • Highest racing average at 2.17 (Tied with Rick & Josh).
  • Most legs won in a season with 6 (tied with Liu Weiwei & Lei Sheng).

External links

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 Teams
 Bonnie & Mel
Expat Wives
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 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
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 Deepak & Naresh
Cricket Fanatics
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 Janis & Aleksandra
Reality TV Veterans
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 Lisa & Karen
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 Paul & Francis
Maasai Warriors
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 Rick & Josh
Best Mates
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 Sarah & Molly
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 Sean & Amy
Newly Dating
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