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It Always Comes Down to Details is the eleventh episode of The Amazing Race 6.


Teams race more than 3000 miles to city of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka.

In an Olympic-style relay to receive the next clue, one racer smokes the competition. Also, tensions continue to rise for one team as a stroke of bad luck brings one member to the brink of quitting the race; and a fear of heights plagues one racer who breaks into tears during the Detour challenge.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Lalibela Lookout are as follows:

  1. Hayden & Aaron (1:16 am)
  2. Lori & Bolo (1:31 am)
  3. Kris & Jon (1:48 am)
  4. Freddy & Kendra (2:13 am)
  5. Adam & Rebecca (2:30 am)

Teams must take one of two charter flights leaving 30 minutes apart from Lalibela to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival, teams must find the Addis Ababa Stadium to search for their next clue.

Teams must choose two local runners, then complete a four-man track relay to receive their next clue.

Teams must fly to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Upon arrival teams must take a train to Galle and search for their next clue at Galle Fort.

Choice A: Tree Trunks
Teams must make their way 2 miles by tuk-tuk to a coconut plantation. Once there, each person would have to climb to the top of a 50-foot tree and take down a jug filled with tree sap. Each team member must then empty the sap into a container to receive the next clue.

Adam & Rebecca, Hayden & Aaron, Kris & Jon, and Lori & Bolo completed this task.

Choice B: Elephant Trunks
Teams must make their way 2.5 miles by tuk-tuk to the Mahinda College cricket field, where each team member would have to ride an elephant down the length of the field, hitting a polo ball around a large pole, and score a goal in order to receive their next clue.

Only Freddy & Kendra completed this task.

Teams must take a bus more than 70 miles to the city of Kandy and make their way to the Kandyan Art Association. Once there, they must purchase an offering, and make their way on foot to the nearby Temple of the Tooth, and exchange the offering for their next clue.

Team must take a bus to Dambulla and travel by tuk-tuk to the ancient city of Sigiriya. At Sigiriya, they will find their next clue near Lion Rock.

"Who has strong legs and a keen eye?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must ascend more than 1,000 steps to the top of Lion Rock. Using binoculars to scan the jungle from a vantage point 600 feet above the ground, they had to search for a flag, then descend Lion Rock to their partner and proceed to the flag. The flag was located near a swimming pool at Hotel Sigiriya, which they had to swim the length of before checking in at the nearby Pit Stop mat.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

For coming in first, Kris & Jon won a vacation to Europe, courtesy of American Airlines.


     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
Kris & Jon
 1st place 
Kris & Jon
Dating Long-Distance
Hayden & Aaron
 2nd place 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating Actors
Freddy & Kendra
 3rd place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
Adam & Rebecca
 4th place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly Dating
Lori & Bolo
 5th place 
Lori & Bolo
Married Pro Wrestlers


  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Sri Lanka.
  • The episode title is said by Kris Perkins.


The Amazing Race 6 Episodes

"The Game's Afoot" · "I'm Not His Wife, He Doesn't Need to Scream at Me" · "Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science" · "What If It Isn't Sanitary" · "Quit Following Us" · "They Should Probably Have Some Counseling" · "Phil Is a Choo-Choo Charlie" · "One of You, I'm Gonna Break in Half" · "Tell My Mom I Love Her" · "Are There Instructions on Donkey Handling?" · "It Always Comes Down to Details" · "You Deal with This Before I Hyperventilate" · "4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles"