Fran Lazarus and Barry Lazarus are a team who are Married 40 Years on the 9th season of The Amazing Race.
Fran & Barry 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."
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.
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.
Having traveled to more than 45 countries together, these high school sweethearts are hoping their previous traveling experience will give them an advantage over the other Teams.
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|
1: Leg 3 was double-length, with two Detours and two Roadblocks, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point.
- 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"
Social Media Profiles
- Fran's Facebook: /fran.lazarus
- Oldest team to win a leg.
- At an average age of 62 years
- First grandparent team to win a leg.
- Barry and Fran are the only team to win a leg not to make it to the final leg on Season 9.