Gustavius "Gus" McLeod and Hera McLeod are a Father/Daughter team on The Amazing Race 6.
Despite entering the Race to sort out their differences, Gus became notorious for refusing to listen to his daughter, causing them to finish in 7th.
Gus & Hera are a father and daughter from and Gaithersburg, Maryland and Los Angeles, California, respectively. Gus is a former CIA agent, covert operative and the first person to fly an open-cockpit plane to the North Pole. Hera is a special education teacher and holds a Masters degree in special education with a cross-cultural emphasis.
Gus & Hera describe themselves as intelligent and resourceful, but also as aggressive and headstrong, and they often butt heads. Gus says Hera can be extremely stubborn, but he sees that as an extension of his own personality.
While Hera says the money is her prime motivation for doing THE AMAZING RACE, Gus says that having this experience with his child will help him relate to her as an adult and see how he did as a parent.
The Amazing Race 6
|Gus & Hera's Race History|
|1||1||United States → Iceland||Ice Climb / Ice Search||No Roadblock||10 of 11|
|2||2||Iceland → Norway||Endurance / Accuracy||Hera||3 of 10|
|3||3||Norway → Sweden||Count It / Build It||Gus||3 of 9|
|4||4||Sweden → Senegal||Stack 'Em Up / Pull 'Em Out||Gus||7 of 8|
|5||5||Senegal → Germany||Beers / Brats||Hera||5 of 8|
|6||6||Germany → Hungary||Catapult Crash / Cannonball Run||Hera||2 of 7|||
|8||Swim / Paddle||Gus||7 of 7|
- In October 20, 2012, Hera's infant son died under suspicious circumstances with the son's father charged with murder.
- Gus & Hera were the only co-ed team on the Season 6 who weren't a couple.
- CBS.com featured them for a Father's Day celebration slideshow in 2015.
- Gus & Hera are the first team to be eliminated in Hungary.
- First team to be eliminated on a superleg.
- Gus's Wikipedia page: Gus McLeod
- Harry Smith on The Early Show (01/04/2005): "Amazing Race Duo Talks"
- Cynthia Wang at People (01/06/2005): "Gus & Hera McLeod"
- AP (01/06/2005): "Father-daughter duo out on Amazing Race"
- Ethan Alter at TV Guide Online (01/07/2005): "Race's Gus and Hera"
- TARflies (03/25/2005): "It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Bonked on the Head"
Social Media Profiles
- Hera's Facebook: /Hera1080
- Hera's Website: http://cappuccinoqueen.com/
- ↑ http://cappuccinoqueen.com/?page_id=17
- ↑ http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2015/09/amazing-race-hera-mcleod-sons-death/
- ↑ http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/the-wrong-one/
- ↑ http://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/the-police-told-her-to-report-her-rape-then-arrested-her-for?utm_term=.qvKkrXdbB#.iwBdg2Lkx
- ↑ http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/photos/1001687/the-amazing-race-celebrates-father-s-day/54161/hera-and-gus/
|The Amazing Race 6 Teams|