I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio is the season premiere of The Amazing Race: All-Stars.

Synopsis

THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS will reunite some of the most memorable, entertaining and controversial teams from previous seasons, who will travel more than 45,000 miles, spanning five continents in 28 days, with stops in such locations as Argentina, Mozambique and Chile, to name a few. These former teams will pair up for one final trek around the globe as they battle the best of the best in a Race to the Finish Line for their second attempt at the million dollar prize.

These fierce competitors are no longer strangers to the game or to each other and relationships will be tested at every point along the way. Teams will be forced to choose between pre-existing relationships and the spirit of competition. Will new alliances form and will old bonds be broken? [2]

Story

Route Markers

Teams must fly to Quito, Ecuador. Teams may only take one of two flights. The Copa Airlines flight departs first, but lands nearly two hours after the second flight. The American Airlines flight departs later, but arrives before the first flight. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Plaza de San Francisco, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Pim's Restaurant to receive a departure time the following morning from the manager. The first four teams would depart at 7 am, the next four teams would depart at 7:15 am, and the last three three teams would depart at 7:30 am.

Using a provided map, teams must drive themselves to Cotopaxi National Park and find Hacienda Yanahurco, where they wold find their next clue.

Choice A: Wrangle It
Teams must help local cowboys lasso, tie down, and groom a wild horse, whose hooves grow so long that they prevent them from walking properly. They must use traditional tools to clip its hooves to a safe length and trim its mane and tail, before setting it free. When the horse is free, they would receive their next clue. All teams chose this task.
Choice B: Recover It
Teams must put on a historical military uniforms, then search a field for three items missing from the uniform: an epaulette, a button, and a sword. Once they found all the missing items, a general would give them their next clue. None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must make their way on foot to Mirador Cotopaxi to check in.
For coming in first place, Rob & Amber won a trip to the Four Seasons Resort, Whistler Lodge in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Rob & Amber
 1st place 
Rob & Amber
Newlyweds
Oswald & Danny
 2nd place 
Oswald & Danny
Best Friends
Teri & Ian
 3rd place 
Teri & Ian
Married Parents
Eric & Danielle
 4th place 
Eric & Danielle
Dating
Joe & Bill
 5th place 
Joe & Bill
Life Partners
Dustin & Kandice
 6th place 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
Uchenna & Joyce
 7th place 
Uchenna & Joyce
Married
Charla & Mirna
 8th place 
Charla & Mirna
Cousins
David & Mary
 9th place 
David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife
Kevin & Drew
 10th place 
Kevin & Drew
Lifelong Friends
John Vito & Jill
 11th place 
John Vito & Jill
Formerly Dating

Trivia

Reception

  • Molly Bishop at The Trades (02/19/2007): "A Dose of Reality: All Stars - Episode 01"
  • Fara Kearnes at StarBlogs.net (02/19/2007): "Rob and Amber Outwit, Outplay All-Stars"
  • Jace Lacob at Televisionary (02/20/2007): "Amazing Race: All Stars... Now With Even More Rob and Amber!"
  • David Bianculli at New York Daily News (02/22/2007): "Race a nice change of pace from Oscars"
  • Lyn Jensen at RealityTV Fans (08/10/2014): "The Amazing Race: All-Stars Flashback, Casting and Premiere"

References

The Amazing Race: All-Stars Episodes

"I Told You Less Martinis and More Cardio" · "Beauty Is Sometimes Skin Deep" · "I'm Sorry I'm Wearing a Bathing Suit; It Is Very Weird, I Know" · "No Babies on the Race!" · "You Need to Watch Your Jokes, Guy" · "We're Going to Trade You for Food Now" · "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number (Part 1)" · "If I Were in Town, I'd Ask for Your Number (Part 2)" · "The Way You Look, Yeah" · "We Are Trying to Make Love, Not War" · "Good Doing Business with You" · "Oh My God, the Teletubbies Go to War" · "Low to the Ground, That's My Technique"

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