David Dean and Jeff Strnad are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race 4.
The two hoped to make it far with their physical abilities, but quickly realized that simply relying on brute strength would not be enough. They then began to race smarter, winning four legs and making it to the final three. However, they made a fatal mistake on the final leg, as they jumped on a plane to Sydney without first booking tickets to Hawaii, stranding them there overnight and dooming them to a third place finish. They are the second team (following Joe & Bill in Season 1) to make it to the final three, but not reach the Finish Line.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Thirty-two-year-old David is an entrepreneur with an MBA from the University of Miami. Currently he is an executive and owner of a marketing agency. Past jobs include selling medical devices and working as a personal trainer. He had a football scholarship in college and speaks Spanish well. David describes himself as "ambitious, loyal and passionate," and one of his favorite hobbies is working out. He loves traveling, especially to big cities. He has a fear of heights. David respects President George Bush because thinks he's a great leader. David admits he is crazier than his teammate. He says he's in the Race for the fun, the money and most of all the challenge.
Jeff is a commercial real estate broker and residential designer & developer. He is 37 and describes himself as "goal-oriented, confident and grounded." He also thinks of himself as a romantic who is looking forward to the day when he can settle down and start a family. He loves to surf, run and paint. Jeff is a little more reserved than David and takes time to think through a situation before he dives in. His fears include heights and "moving away from the beach." He sets high expectations for himself and finishes what he sets out to accomplish. One of Jeff's real estate accomplishments includes closing a $200 million lease agreement for billionaire Marvin Davis with 20th Century Fox.
How would you describe your previous travel experience?
What is the most stressful aspect of traveling?
What is the most important item in your backpack, and why?
Why did you want to be on THE AMAZING RACE?
Have you and your partner traveled together before? If so, what was it like?
What do you fear most about competing in THE AMAZING RACE?
What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?
What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?
What will you miss the most from home (besides your bed)?
What languages do you speak?
What destination are you hoping to visit?
What country do you feel best prepared for?
The Amazing Race 4
|David & Jeff's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Italy||Search / Rescue||No Roadblock||10 of 12|
|2||2||Italy||Waterway / Pathway||Jeff||5 of 11|
|3||3||Italy → Austria||Mozart / Beethoven||David||7 of 10|
|4||4||Austria → France||Ropes / Slopes||Jeff||6 of 9|
|5||5||France → The Netherlands||500 Kilograms / 15 Feet||David||6 of 8|
|6||6||The Netherlands → India||Suds / Duds||Jeff||1 of 7|
|7||7||India||Baskets / Trunks||David||1 of 6|
|8||8||India → Malaysia||Net / Trap||Jeff||4 of 5|
|9||9||Malaysia||Chop / Haul||David||3 of 5|
|10||10||Malaysia → South Korea||Strong Hands / Strong Stomach||Jeff||4 of 4|
|11||11||South Korea → Australia||Used Fast Forward||1 of 4►|
|12||12||Australia||Saddle / Paddle||David||1 of 3|
|13||13||Australia → United States||Wing It / Wander It||Jeff||3 of 3|||
- David & Jeff have the Lowest Racing Average of a team who won four legs, with 4.00.
- The Second of two teams who made it to the final leg, but not make it to the Finish Line without being eliminated on the course. The first was Joe & Bill.
- Won the most legs in season 4, with 4.
- They were featured on a CBS.com gallery celebrating 'National Best Friends Day' in 2015.
- FansOfRealityTV (08/22/2003): "Our Interview with David and Jeff"
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20030621122206/http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race4/teams/david/bio.shtml
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20030813151209/http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race4/teams/david/qa.shtml
- ↑ https://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/photos/1001648/celebrating-national-best-friend-day/53751/
|The Amazing Race 4 Teams|