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For the other teams in which Eric & Danielle ran the race, see Eric & Jeremy and Danielle & Dani.

Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner are a Dating team and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

As expected from such a team made up of former opposing racers, they bickered quite frequently. Expectations were high from them pre-race, due to Eric's past performance. However, Eric showed little of the skill he demonstrated in his original season, part in thanks to being shackled with a partner he didn't want to work with and who brought little to the table, as they narrowly escaped elimination repeatedly, never won a single leg prior to the finale, and only won due to a final task which required one team member to guess the other's opinions regarding the other teams. In a single year, Eric went from being a part of a team that was considered one of the best to ever run the race, to being a part of a team that was not only one of the worst to win it, but possibly the most hated winners as well. They broke up immediately after the season.

Profile

This unique duo met while Racing against each other during Season 9. During their travels, they developed a bond which transpired into a romance and the two have been dating for the past year. Eric, who had partnered with Jeremy during his first Race around the world, finished in 2nd place to the Hippies while Danielle, who ran the Race with her best friend Dani, were the 4th team ousted. This time around, Eric and Danielle are going to combine their efforts using strengths from their former teammates as they forge this new partnership hoping they have what it takes to Race with the best of them.

Danielle remains in Staten Island where she works as a bartender while finishing her Master's Degree in Education. Eric, who works as a waiter, enjoys his laid-back lifestyle and lives on the beach in Florida.

Will the combination of this big-city girl and self-proclaimed "beach bum" be a viable force to reckon with or will the other Teams discount this new pair who has never before raced together as Team?

The Amazing Race: All-Stars

Race History

Eric & Danielle's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Ecuador Wrangle It / Recover It No Roadblock 4 of 11
2 2 Ecuador → Chile By Hand / By Machine Eric 4 of 10
3 3 Chile Vertical Limit / River Wild Danielle 3 of 9
4 4 Chile → Argentina Navigate It / Sign It Eric 2 of 8
5 5 Argentina → Mozambique Pamper / Porter Eric 6 of 7
6 6 Mozambique → Tanzania Solve It / Schlep It Danielle 5 of 7
7 7 Tanzania → Poland Perfect Pitch / Perfect Angle Danielle 5 of 6 [1]
8 8 Poland Eat It Up / Roll It Out Eric 5 of 6
9 9 Poland → Malaysia Artistic Expression / Cookie Confection Danielle 3 of 5<
10 10 Malaysia → Hong Kong Kung Fu Fighting / Lost in Translation Eric 4 of 4
11 11 Hong Kong → Macau Noodle / Dragon Eric 3 of 4< [2]
12 12 Macau → Guam Care Package / Engine Care Danielle 2 of 4
13 13 Guam → United States Under / Over Danielle 1 of 3 [3]
Average 3.62
Legend:
     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

Notes:


1: Leg 7 had an unaired Roadblock. It is known Danielle performed the Roadblock as Eric was shown to have completed the maximum of six roadblocks by the end of Leg 11.
2: Eric & Danielle initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. With approximately 14 minutes left of their penalty time, Charla & Mirna checked in during their penalty time, dropping them to 3rd.
3: Leg 13 also had an unaired Roadblock. Danielle is shown to have performed the Roadblock on the CBS gallery.

Post-Race

  • After the race Eric & Danielle broke up,[1] stating that they lived too far away from each other but still remain friends.
    • Years later, Eric clarified that the two had dated for only a few months when approached by CBS for All-Stars but had broken up by the time the race had started.[2]
    • Danielle is now married and has children.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Eric & Danielle are the first team of returning racers to come from different teams in their previous season.
  • First team to be Yielded multiple times in standard format.
  • Eric is the first person to be in the final three twice (see also Eric & Jeremy).
    • By extension, Eric is the first person to never be eliminated from the race despite playing twice.
  • First team to win a season consisting of returning racers.
  • First team to be marked for elimination and win the race.
  • Danielle is the most yielded contestant in a career, being yielded 3 times over the course of her two seasons.
  • Eric is tied with Colin & Christie for the best average race finish among returning racers, at 1.50.
  • First co-ed team to win the race without winning any previous legs.
  • First co-ed team to win the race without using the Yield.

US Records

  • Eric is tied with Colin & Christie for the most legs traveled by a contestant in two seasons, 25 legs.
  • First team to win the race without winning any previous legs.
  • First to win the race without using the Fast Forward nor the Yield.

Other

  • Youngest average aged co-ed team in All-Stars, collectively 25.5 years.

External links

Interviews

  • Julie Chen on The Early Show (05/07/2007): "Eric and Danielle Get Their Money"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (05/07/2007): "Exclusive Interview: Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner, winners of The Amazing Race: All-Stars"
  • CTV.ca (05/07/2007): "All-Star 'Amazing Race' winners say it was brutal"
  • Eric Goldman at IGN (05/08/2007): "Amazing Race: All-Stars Winners Interview: Eric & Danielle"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff on RealityNewsOnline (05/08/2007): "For the People That Don't Like Us, I'm Glad We Ruined Your Season"
  • Richard Huff at New York Daily News (05/08/2007): "Couple wins 'Race', loses each other"
  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (05/09/2007): "Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner talk about their 'Amazing' split"
  • Jeanmarie Tan at The Electric New Paper (05/15/2007): "I never want to race with her again"
  • Rob & Trevor at RFF Radio (06/07/2007): "Interview with Eric – Winner of TAR All Stars" [3]

Social Media Profiles

References

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