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Do You Know How Much Running I Did Today, Phil? is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 9.

Synopsis

A fierce rivalry between two teams starts to heat up when one duo tells the other that at the next opportunity to use the Yield, they will use it against them.

Teams travel to Australia and must ride a bicycle built for two in order to receive their next clue. However, what should have been a fun three-mile bike ride turns into a heated argument for one team. Meanwhile, on the drive to the airport, another team picks up a hitchhiker and takes some time to conduct international relations.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Jabreen Castle are as follows:

  1. Fran & Barry (5:35 pm)
  2. Joseph & Monica (5:54 pm)
  3. Ray & Yolanda (6:26 pm)
  4. Eric & Jeremy (6:47 pm)
  5. BJ & Tyler (8:21 pm)

Teams must fly to Perth, Australia. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Kings Park and search for the State War Memorial to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Fremantle and take a ferry to Rottnest Island. Once there, teams must pick up a tandem bicycle and ride to Wadjemup Lighthouse to find their next clue.

Choice A: Sand
Teams must bike to Salmon Bay and drag 40 branches 126 yards to a marked sand dune, an activity known as "brushing the beach", which helps prevent erosion. Once the pile is completed, teams would receive their next clue.

BJ & Tyler, Fran & Barry, and Ray & Yolanda chose this task.

Choice B: Sea
Teams must bike to Salmon Bay and dive into the waves and search among 50 underwater crayfish traps in an ocean floor for those with live Western rock lobsters; each team member would have to retrieve one rock lobster. Once the lobsters are given to a fisherman, teams would receive their next clue.

Eric & Jeremy and Joseph & Monica chose this task.

Teams must take a ferry back to Fremantle. Once in Fremantle, teams must find their next clue on the grounds of Fremantle Prison.

"Who's ready for a great escape?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must search a block of Fremantle Prison for several cells within Division 4 than contain Duracell CopperTop batteries and a flashlight. They must then search the prison grounds for an entrance to a darkened cavern and descend underground to wet or dry tunnels to search for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to South Breakwater at the Fremantle Sailing Club to check in.

For coming in first, Eric & Jeremy won an all-expense paid trip to Hong Kong sponsored by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S9 EricJeremy
 1st place 
Eric & Jeremy
Friends
S9 JosephMonica
 2nd place 
Joseph & Monica
Dating
S9 BJTyler
 3rd place 
BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 RayYolanda
 4th place 
Ray & Yolanda
Dating
S9 FranBarry
 5th place 
Fran & Barry
Married 40 Years

Trivia

Reception

  • Laura Belle at Reality Shack (04/27/2006): "Gotta Be The Hippies"

References

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