Colin & Christie
S5 ColinChristie
Team Profile
Birth Dates: (1979-11-21) November 21, 1979 (age 39) (Colin)
(1977-10-21) October 21, 1977 (age 41) (Christie)
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Relation: Dating
Occupation: Cell phone store owner (Colin)
Pharmaceutical sales representative (Christie)

The Amazing Race 5

Legs Competed: 13
Legs Won: 6
Placement: 2nd
Average Position: 2.46
Roadblock Count: Colin: 10
Christie: 1
Countries Raced: Flag of the United States of America Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of Russia Flag of Egypt
Flag of Kenya Flag of Tanzania Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of India Flag of New Zealand
Flag of the Philippines Flag of Canada
Colin Guinn and Christie Lee Woods are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 5.

Colin lived up to his self-description of being "possibly the most intense person that's ever run this race", becoming infamous both for dominating most of the race with his shrewd understanding of the game and his merciless gameplay, as well as his short temper, leading to his near arrest in Tanzania and his famous "My ox is broken!" outburst. Christie, on the other hand, was often regared as a big load to carry. She did only one Roadblock and often only irritated Colin with her constant nagging. Ultimately, Colin's temper would be his undoing, as he lost a lot of his strategic edge after getting Yielded by Chip & Kim, eventually finishing 2nd due to a series of mistakes that left them unable to get on the same flight as Chip & Kim due to their flight being delayed and already having checked their bags.


Colin & Christie met in a class at the University of Texas in Austin and have been dating for over a year. Both now live in Corpus Christi, Texas. When Colin saw Christie give a presentation in their communications class, he knew that she was the one for him. It took eight months of being friends before he finally got her to go out on a date with him. Colin claims that he will ask Christie to marry him if they can get through the Race together.

Christie is the 1996 Miss Teen USA winner, the first and only one from Texas. However, she considers her biggest accomplishment in life to be working to pay her entire way through college and graduating with honors. She describes herself and her teammate as "very competitive, extremely aggressive with strong personalities." Although Christie says that she is always late, she is also a perfectionist who hates losing.

Colin is the owner of a cell phone store. Among the accomplishments he is most proud of is getting Christie to fall in love with him, which he claims is better than being the top first-year dealer for a book publishing company in the United States. He also agrees that he and Christie are both very aggressive and "very outspoken and in-your-face." However, he is a very open person who will talk to anyone, while Christie is extremely private.

Colin & Christie are excited about competing in THE AMAZING RACE 5 because they will be able to travel the world and participate in this kind of competition. Christie adds, "Another reason for doing this Race is that it is a test to see if we are marriage potential. I know we can win, and if we do, we're getting married right after the show."

The Amazing Race 5

Race History

Colin & Christie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Uruguay Zips / Chips No Roadblock 7 of 11
2 2 Uruguay → Argentina Perro / Tango Colin 6 of 10
3 3 Argentina Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding Colin 1 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Russia Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot Christie 2 of 8
5 5 Russia → Egypt Used Fast Forward 1 of 7
6 6 Egypt Herd It / Haul It Colin 1 of 7
7 7 Egypt → Kenya → Tanzania Buzzing / Busy Colin 2 of 6
8 8 Tanzania → United Arab Emirates Off Place / Off Road Colin 1 of 5 [1]
9 9 United Arab Emirates → India Heavy but Short / Light but Long Colin 1 of 5
10 10 India → New Zealand Clean / Dirty Colin 1 of 5
11 11 New Zealand → The Philippines Plow / Fowl Colin 4 of 4<
12 12 The Philippines Unknown Colin 3 of 4 [2]
13 The Philippines → Canada → United States Slide / Ride Colin 2 of 3 [3]
Average 2.46
     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

1: Leg 8 had an unaired Roadblock that involved buying and delivering nuts. In a post-race interview, fellow Season 5 team Linda & Karen stated that the men in the co-ed teams completed all the Roadblocks following the caviar Roadblock in Leg 4.[1]
2: Leg 12 had a Detour, however, all teams were shown performing the same task, and it was aired as a miscellaneous task.
3: Leg 13 had an unaired Roadblock that involved pitching a teepee. Colin has been confirmed to have completed the task.[2]


Franchise Records

  • First team to win three consecutive legs.
  • First team to win six legs in a single season.
  • First team to be Yielded.
  • First team to place last on the 11th leg of the race and not be eliminated.


  • After the airing of the Race, Colin proposed to Christie on The Early Show.[3] She accepted and they got married. They currently have two sons.
  • In post-race interviews, Colin and Christie were disappointed that their edit was skewed.[4]
  • They were invited to participate in The Amazing Race: All-Stars, but had to decline due to Christie's pregnancy with their first child.[5]
  • Colin is now a Senior Vice President at 3D Robotics involving drones.

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