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Liam Matthew Hykel and Yeremi Hykel are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race 35.

The brothers excitedly came onto the race to make up lost time after being estranged for many years. Despite their physicality, they tended to struggle with detail-based tasks and had bad luck with taxi drivers, causing them to spend the majority of the race at the back of the pack. This ultimately led to their demise in the sixth leg when their rickshaw driver got lost on multiple occasions, leading to their elimination in 9th place.


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Relationship: Brothers
Age: 23 & 24
Occupation: Navy veteran & Marine Corps veteran
Current Town: Cheyenne, WY & San Marcos, TX

What do you think is the most important skill required to win The Amazing Race?
Liam Hykel: Patience. I would 100% say patience. As long as you have patience, and you sit there, you take some deep breaths, think it through. You have all the tools to succeed. As long as you're resourceful enough, to an extent, you use a little bit of common sense, but primarily patience, I think you're gonna succeed.
Yeremi Hykel: I love that one. I mean, patience with each other, and patience with a task. Personally, I also think composure probably will play hand in hand.
Liam: We can kind of tie it together.
Yeremi: You're gonna be doing a lot of stressful things. Everything you're doing: The challenges, the tasks, the navigating, the reading, the thinking, the focusing, is all going to need to be done with composure, and then focus. So if you're too easily flustered and you give into your own thoughts, and you allow your head to take you on its own journey of overthinking, they can take you in the wrong spot. So I think, composure and patience.
Liam: I mean, I absolutely love that he brought up patience with one another. That's so huge. I mean, you see, in past seasons, other teams, they don't have patience with one another.
Yeremi: It can make or break you.
Liam: Exactly. I mean, how far do those teams go, right? If you have patience with one another, just go out there and have fun. It's a fun thing to do!
Yeremi: And have fun with each other! You're here to grow together as a team; you're here to grow individually. So take it as it is. Take every task and every challenge that comes as what it is and move past it. Don't get so wound up thinking about, "What's going to happen tomorrow, or on the next leg?" What's in front of you is what you need to do and you move on past that.
Liam: Be present. I mean, these challenges, these activities, they can be difficult. But they're not just difficult for you. They're difficult for both of y'all! Yeah, it's gonna be hard for him just like it's hard for me. I think knowing that and just having patience and all that good stuff with one another, it's gonna take you a long way.

The Amazing Race 35[]

Race History[]

Lian & Yeremi's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Thailand Sword Play / Spa Day Liam 8 of 13
2 2 Thailand Stock Up / Scoop Up Yeremi 8 of 12
3 3 Thailand → Vietnam Paper / Plastic No Roadblock 11 of 11 [1]
4 4 Vietnam Stand / Deliver Liam 6 of 11
5 5 Vietnam → India All Dolled Up / The Big Picture Yeremi 8 of 10
6 6 India Bundles / Bricks Liam 9 of 9
Average 8.33
     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
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

1: Leg 3 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. Liam & Yeremi did not have to face a penalty in Leg 4, despite coming in last during Leg 3.



  • Liam is the first contestant to reside in Wyoming.
  • Liam & Yeremi are the first team to be eliminated in 9th place beyond Leg 5 on the US version.

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