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In Phil We Trust is the third episode of The Amazing Race 17.


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The order of departure from Kaneshie market are as follows:

  1. Brook & Claire (7:34 am)
  2. Katie & Rachel (7:35 am)
  3. Michael & Kevin (7:45 am)
  4. Chad & Stephanie (7:52 am)
  5. Jill & Thomas (7:58 am)
  6. Connor & Jonathan (8:01 am)
  7. Nat & Kat (8:02 am)
  8. Nick & Vicki (8:04 am)
  9. Gary & Mallory (8:06 am)

Teams must make their way to the Akotoku Boxing Academy in the Jamestown district of Accra, where they would find their next clue.

"You've got a Rocky road ahead."

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must perform a boxing workout. After first wrapping their hands properly, they must then punch a punching bag, then jump rope for 60 seconds each without stopping. Upon completion of the workout, their boxing trainer would give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a taxi to Dodowa and search for a marked supply depot, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must load up two wheelbarrows with building supplies and deliver them to the foreman at the Asebi D/A Primary School to receive their next clue.

Teams must join a geography class studying a map of Africa. While the children locate the other nations in Africa, the teams must correctly locate Ghana on the map in order to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Bicycle Parts
Teams must use a stick to roll the rim of a bicycle wheel down the length of a soccer field and back, without touching it with their hands or letting it fall over. Once both team members have completed their two passes, one of the school children would give them their next clue.

Brook & Claire, Chad & Stephanie, Gary & Mallory, Jill & Thomas, Katie & Rachel, Michael & Kevin, Nat & Kat, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.

Choice B: Language Arts
Teams must chose a proverb with eight phrases highlighted that correspond to a series of eight Adinkra symbols. Using a nearby decoder key, teams must locate the eight symbols in a massive word search-like puzzle. Once they have encircled the correct set of Adinkra symbols, one of the school children would give them their next clue.

Only Connor & Jonathan chose this task.

Teams must follow a marked path on foot to the home of Awusa Ntso in Doryumu to check in.

For coming in first place, Connor & Jonathan each won $5,000.

For coming in last place, Michael & Kevin will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • ϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Connor & Jonathan
 1st place 
Connor & Jonathan
Ivy League A Capella Singers
Gary & Mallory
 2nd place 
Gary & Mallory
Chad & Stephanie
 3rd place 
Chad & Stephanie
Newly Dating
Katie & Rachel
 4th place 
Katie & Rachel
Beach Volleyball Partners
Nick & Vicki
 5th place 
Nick & Vicki
Brook & Claire
 6th place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Jill & Thomas
 7th place 
Jill & Thomas
Nat & Kat
 8th place 
Nat & Kat
Michael & Kevin
 9th place 
Michael & Kevin



The Amazing Race 17 Episodes

"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"