Frances "Fran" Lazarus and Bernard "Barry" Lazarus are a Married 40 Years team on The Amazing Race 9.
Although older than most of the teams on the race and having a tendency to walk past Clue Boxes in plain sight, Fran & Barry managed to keep up with their competitors with their physical fitness for their age and their ability to navigate. This allowed them to make it to the final five, becoming the oldest team to ever win a leg in Oman. However, their luck ran out the next leg when a taxi they had ordered did not show up and, with the pack closely bunched together, dropped them to last and causing their elimination in 5th place.
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Barry & Fran have known each other for 45 years and have been married for over 40. The proud parents of two children, this adventure-loving couple makes their home in Summit County, Colorado. Although they travel a lot, the word "vacation" is not a frequently used term in their home. They prefer to refer to their trips around the world as "adventure travel."
Barry, who is 63 years old, thrives on challenging himself and loves to compete. A retired urologist and former battalion surgeon with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, Barry describes himself as outgoing and dependable. His biggest disappointment with regards to Fran was that she refused to bungee jump from a bridge in New Zealand. Although he does point out that she made good by agreeing to skydive.
Fran, who is 61 years old, is a retired accountant who describes herself as having a positive outlook on life. Fran enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking and has climbed all of Colorado's 54 14ers, which are the Colorado mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. Fran admits that she's running THE AMAZING RACE to show that "old people" can compete just as well as most 25 year olds.
The Amazing Race 9
|Fran & Barry's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Brazil||Motor Head / Rotor Head||No Roadblock||8 of 11|
|2||2||Brazil||Press It / Climb It||Fran||9 of 10|
|3||3||Brazil → Russia → Germany||Scrub / Scour||Barry||5 of 9|||
|4||Break It / Slap It||Barry||4 of 9|
|5||4||Germany → Italy||Foundry / Laundry||Fran||4 of 8|
|6||5||Italy||Big Fish / Little Fish||Barry||4 of 7|
|7||6||Italy → Greece||Herculean Effort / It's All Greek to Me||Fran||4 of 6|
|8||7||Greece → Oman||Camel / Watchtower||Barry||1 of 5|
|9||8||Oman → Australia||Sand / Sea||Fran||5 of 5|
- Fran & Barry are the only team who won a leg on The Amazing Race 9 and be eliminated.
- Fran & Barry are the oldest team to win a leg, at an age average of 62 when they won the seventh leg of The Amazing Race 9.
- The first team of grandparents to win a leg.
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (04/27/2006): "Fran and Barry Out of Race"
- Jenn Basler at RealityNewsOnline (04/28/2006): "You Don't Have to Quit Living as You Get Older"
- Rochell D. Thomas at TV Guide Online (05/03/2006): "Fran-Barry Squeezed on Amazing Race"
|The Amazing Race 9 Teams|