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Laurence Sunderland and Zachary Tristan "Zac" Sunderland are a Father/Son Adventurers team on The Amazing Race 19.

Despite Zac's past achievements, it was Laurence who took the spotlight, as he quickly became intolerable due to his egotistical boasting and a number of sexist comments he made towards Sandy in Malawi. Though they would get U-Turned in Denmark, they still had a lead on Jeremy & Sandy leaving the Detour, only to get epically lost looking for the Pit Stop, and were eliminated in 6th.

Profile

Retrived from CBS.com[1]

Lawrence

Age: 48
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Father
Current occupation: Yacht manager
Describe what you do: I deliver, teach and control all aspects of yachts under management – technical and mechanical.
How will these skills help you win The Race? I'm used to dealing with high levels of stress and have good endurance.
Three words to describe you: Energetic, perseverant and compassionate.
Favorite hobbies: Yachting, running and music.
  What famous person reminds you of yourself? John Cleese
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Loving and supporting a family of eight children.
What scares you most about traveling? A plane falling out of the sky.
What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new cultures, food and customs.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Controlling our emotions while under extreme pressure.
Pet peeve about your teammate: His ability to shift responsibility when it's convenient.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Australia. I love the outback, the surf, the people and the diverse wildlife.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? To become closer to my son.

Zac

Age: 19
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Connection to your teammate: Son
Current occupation: Record-setting boat captain
Describe what you do: I captain boats all around the world doing deliveries.
How will these skills help you win The Race? My experiences dealing with sleep deprivation, foreign countries and charting will be valuable skills on The Race.
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, perseverant and strong willed.   Favorite hobbies: Sailing, surfing and skating.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Johnny Knoxville
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Bill Murray
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being the youngest person to sail around the world.
What scares you most about traveling? The plane crashing.
What excites you most about traveling? I love experiencing different cultures.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: It will be a challenge to always keep level headed in stressful situations.
Pet peeve about your teammate: My dad gets stuck in his ways and will not hear reason.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Cape Town, South Africa. I stayed there for three weeks on my last trip. It is a beautiful country with a great history.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other then winning one million bucks)? My Dad and I are definitely close and I hope we grow even closer through The Race. 

The Amazing Race 19

Race History

Laurence & Zac's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Taiwan No Detour Zac 6 of 11
2 2 Taiwan → Indonesia Shake Your Money Maker / Be a Ticket Taker Zac 2 of 11
3 3 Indonesia Rice Field / Grass Fed Laurence 2 of 9 [1]
4 4 Indonesia → Thailand Coral Reconstruction / Beach Preparation Zac 4 of 8
5 5 Thailand No Detour Laurence 5 of 8 [2]
Zac
6 6 Thailand → Malawi All Sewn Up / Not Grown Up Laurence 4 of 7
7 7 Malawi Dugout / Lugout Laurence 5 of 7 [3]
8 8 Malawi → Denmark All Hopped Up / All Churned Out Zac 6 of 6
Average 4.38
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
The team used the Fast Forward pass
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
H This team was penalized with a "Hazard"

Notes:
1: Laurence & Zac initially arrived 1st, but were issued a 15-minute penalty for using more than the allowed number of buckets at the Grass Fed Detour. During this time, Andy & Tommy checked in for a 1st place finish, dropping Laurence & Zac to 2nd.
2: Leg 5 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
3: Laurence & Zac used their U-Turn power on [[[Amani & Marcus]]. However, Amani & Marcus had already passed them and were not affected by the U-Turn.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Zac at the age of 19 is the youngest contestant in in the American Version standard format (tied with Kevin Wu and Cameron Benson).
  • Youngest age average of a father/son team, collective average of 33 years old.
  • Laurence & Zac are the first team to be eliminated in Denmark.

External links

Interviews

  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (11/14/2011): Exclusive: Laurence and Zac Sunderland talk 'The Amazing Race'"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (11/14/2011): "Amazing Race's Laurence and Zac: The U-Turn and Getting Lost "Pushed Us Over the Edge"
  • Staff at Digital Spy (11/15/2011): "'Amazing Race' Laurence & Zac interview: 'We didn't expect the U-Turn'"

Social Media Profiles

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