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Gregory “Greg” Franklin and John Franklin are a team of Brothers/Computer Scientists and the Official Winners on The Amazing Race 35.

The brothers were a dominant force throughout the race. Their attitude and memory skills, in addition to their speed and ability to pick up things quickly, led to them finishing in the top half of the pack in 10 legs, as well as winning four consecutive legs on their way to the final leg. In the final leg scramble challenge, Greg and John faced several setbacks during the scramble, but were able to arrive at the final memory Roadblock in second place and mount a comeback, mainly as a result of John’s memory and Joel & Garrett making a mistake with their kayaks. This led to the brothers finishing first and narrowly edging out the best friends to become the Official Winners of the season.

Profile[]

Retrieved from Parade.com[1]

Relationship: Brothers
Age: 25 & 27
Occupation: Software developer & Product manager
Current Town: New York, NY & Mountain View, CA

What do you think is the most important skill required to win The Amazing Race?
John Franklin: Read the directions. Read the freaking directions.
Greg Franklin: Yeah, attention to detail.
John: That's a better one, just all-encompassing. And that's both for navigational directions as well as task directions.
Greg: You got to have it. If you can iron out every single detail along the way, then you're going to be smooth sailing. That's why you iron, to make things smooth!
John: You could walk this race if you did everything by the tee compared to people who sprint and go the wrong way.

What previous Amazing Race team does your dynamic remind you of the most?
John: There's a first for everything!
Greg: [Laughs.] We would be unique.
John: The Franklins, we're one in a million.
Greg: But if we had to, I think maybe the military brothers. One, just because they're African American as well. And two, just the dynamic. They have strength and speed and intelligence, kind of a little bit of intensity as well.
John: We are not vets, just to make that clear.
Greg: [Laughs.] We are not vets.
John: Very opposite of vets, yeah. [Laughs.]

What is one trait your partner possesses that you don't?
John: Gregory's really bold. He will make that leap; he will eat that thing. And I will sometimes get in my head about it. I'll need to take my time, give myself a countdown. I give Gregory all the trust in the world to just "3, 2, 1, do it," and I wish I could do that.
Greg: On the flip side, Johnny's very good at making decisions and having a calculated way to make decisions. I very much just choose. If I think it's a good decision, I'm just gonna go for it. Johnny will sit and think about the decision before he makes it.
John: Sometimes that leads to indecisiveness, which you don't need.
Greg: But sometimes it leads to making the correct decision instead of just going for the one that feels right.

The Amazing Race 35[]

Race History[]

Greg & John's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Thailand Sword Play / Spa Day Greg 3 of 13
2 2 Thailand Stock Up / Scoop Up Greg 3 of 12
3 3 Thailand → Vietnam Paper / Plastic No Roadblock 8 of 11
4 4 Vietnam Stand / Deliver John 8 of 11
5 5 Vietnam → India All Dolled Up / The Big Picture John 2 of 10
6 6 India Bundles / Bricks Greg 1 of 9
7 7 India → Germany Just for Kicks / Matter of Taste John 1 of 8 [1]
Greg
8 8 Germany → Austria → Slovenia Field Work / House Work John 1 of 7
9 9 Slovenia Scrape Off / Swap Out John 1 of 6
10 10 Slovenia → Sweden Sort / Serve Greg 2 of 5
11 11 Sweden → Ireland No Detour John 2 of 4
Greg
12 12 Ireland → United States No Detour No Roadblock 1 of 3
Average 2.75
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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Leg 7 featured two Roadblocks. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race[]

Trivia[]

  • Greg & John are the first all-male African-American team to win the race.
  • Greg & John are the 101st team on the US version to cross the Finish Line by air date, but going by film date this feat goes to Ricky & Cesar in The Amazing Race 36.
  • Greg is currently the youngest finalist and win the race in the US version by date of birth.

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The Amazing Race 35 Teams
 Alexandra & Sheridan
Siblings/
Roommates
S35 AlexandraSheridan
 Andrea & Malaina
College Friends
S35 AndreaMalaina
 Elizabeth & Iliana
Mother/Daughter
S35 ElizabethIliana
 Greg & John
Brothers/Computer Scientists
S35 GregJohn
 Jocelyn & Victor
Married Entrepreneurs
S35 JocelynVictor
 Joe & Ian
Engaged
S35 JoeIan
 Joel & Garrett
Best Friends
S35 JoelGarrett
 Liam & Yeremi
Brothers
S35 LiamYeremi
 Morgan & Lena
Sisters
S35 MorganLena
 Rob & Corey
Father/Son
S35 RobCorey
 Robbin & Chelsea
Childhood Friends
S35 RobbinChelsea
 Steve & Anna Leigh
Father/Daughter
S35 SteveAnnaLeigh
 Todd & Ashlie
Married High School Sweethearts
S35 ToddAshlie
The Amazing Race Winners
United States
(flagship)
 Rob & Brennan
Best Friends/Lawyers
S1 RobBrennan
 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
S2 ChrisAlex
 Flo & Zach
Friends
S3 FloZach
S4 ReichenChip
 Chip & Kim
Married Parents
S5 ChipKim
 Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
S6 FreddyKendra
S7 UchennaJoyce
 Linz Family
Siblings
S8 LinzFamily
 BJ & Tyler
Best Friends
S9 BJTyler
S10 TylerJames
S11 EricDanielle
 TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 TKRachel
 Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
S13 NickStarr
 Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
S14 TammyVictor
S15 MeghanCheyne
 Dan & Jordan
Brothers
S16 DanJordan
 Nat & Kat
Doctors
S17 NatKat
 Kisha & Jen
Sisters
S18 KishaJen
 Ernie & Cindy
Engaged
S19 ErnieCindy
 Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
S20 RachelDave
 Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
S21 JoshBrent
 Bates & Anthony
Hockey Brothers
S22 BatesAnthony
 Jason & Amy
Dating
S23 JasonAmy
 Dave & Connor
Father/Son
S24 DaveConnor
 Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
S25 AmyMaya
 Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler
 Kelsey & Joey
Dating News Anchors
S27 KelseyJoey
 Dana & Matt
Engaged
S28 DanaMatt
 Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrooke andScott
S29 BrookeScott
S30 CodyJessica
 Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 ColinChristie
 Will & James
Dating
S32 WillJames
 Kim & Penn
Internet Personalities
S33 KimPenn
 Derek & Claire
Reality Romance
S34 DerekClaire
 Greg & John
Brothers/Computer Scientists
S35 GregJohn
 Ricky & Cesar
Boyfriends
S36 RickyCesar
Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
Co-Workers
ASS1 JoeJerZabrina
 Adrian & Collin
Gym Buddies
ASS2 AdrianCollin
 Vince & Sam
Best Buddies
ASS3 VinceSam
 Parul & Maggie
Beauty Queens
ASS5 ParulMaggie
Australia
AUS1 TylerNathan
 Daniel & Ryan
Intensive Care Nurses
AUS3 DanielRyan
 Tim & Rod
Newlyweds
AUS4 TimRod
 Heath & Toni
Memory Makers
AUS6 HeathToni
 Alli & Angie
Mother/Daughter
AUS7 AlliAngie
 Darren & Tristan
Uncle/Nephew
AUS7 DarrenTristan
 Emma & Hayley
Sisters
AUS7 EmmaHayley
Brazil
BRS1 PatríciaSane
Canada
 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
CAS1 TimTim
 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
CAS2 MickeyPete
 Gino & Jesse
Brothers
CAS3 GinoJesse
CAS4 StephKristen
 Sam & Paul
Dating Couple
CAS5 SamPaul
 Courtney & Adam
Engaged First Responders
CAS6 CourtneyAdam
CAS7 AnthonyJames
 Catherine & Craig
Best Friends
CAS8 CatherineCraig
 Ty & Kat
Dating
CAS9 TyKat
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan
Finland
 Kaisa & Mari
Friends
FNS1 KaisaMari
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
ILS1 ShayGuy
 Bar & Inna
Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna
 Talia & Koby
Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz
ILS6 EvelinTohar
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías
LAS2 CarlosMauricio
LAS4 DanielCésar
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls
 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt
LeHangHHenNie
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