Duke Marcoccio and Lauren Marcoccio are a Father/Daughter team on The Amazing Race 10.

Their relationship had become strained ever since Lauren had come out as gay, which made Lauren the first openly gay woman on the Race, and Duke the first parent on the show to have yet fully come to terms with his child's sexuality. Though they started off strong, they got lost in the streets of Vac, Vietnam, stumbling upon the wrong Detour choice. Though they stuck out the birdcage Detour, it proved to be the longer of the two options, and they were eliminated in 9th.


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Duke & Lauren are a father and daughter Team from Rhode Island who were estranged for several years following Lauren's "coming out." Both were hurt and disappointed by the experience and hope that running the Race together can help them recapture the closeness they once shared.

Duke, a father of three, is the owner and operator of a successful company called My Little Town, which makes New England icons in miniature porcelain. A Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, Duke loves his family and both he and Lauren share the belief that they must win at anything they do, including THE AMAZING RACE.

Lauren, a speech and language pathologist, is a lesbian who has been involved in a relationship for four years. She enjoys hiking, running and rock climbing and has a competitive streak that should help her along the way. Her primary motivation for competing on the Race is to bond with her father and prove to him that she is still the same person she always was.

The Amazing Race 10

Race History

Duke & Lauren's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → China Labor / Leisure Duke 2 of 12
2 2 China → Mongolia Take It Down / Fill It Up Lauren 3 of 10
3 3 Mongolia → Vietnam Fuel / Fowl Duke 9 of 9
Average 4.67
     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



  • Lauren is the first openly lesbian contestant.
  • featured them for a Father's Day Celebration slideshow in 2015.[1]

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