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Lisa Chiang and Karen Spencer are a team of Momshells on The Amazing Race: China Rush 1.



  • Nationality: USA
  • Age: 36

American-born Lisa is currently a law school professor, entrepreneur as well as a mom. Her previous jobs include working as a lawyer and being the founder of Kidtown.


  • Nationality: Canada
  • Age: 45

45 year old Canadian-born Karen has 2 children who she looks after full-time in Shanghai. She met her teammate four years ago in their backyards while their children were playing together. Previously working in real estate and as a voiceover, she now designs clothes for a children's clothes shop in Shanghai.

Even with their busy schedules between work, soccer games and school events, these "fiercely competitive" moms still find time to shop, run and dance together. They both have a passion for travelling, experiencing new cultures and stepping outside their comfort zones. They plan on utilizing Lisa's books smarts and Karen's street smarts to keep themselves ahead of the competition.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1[]

Race History[]

Lisa & Karen's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Zhejiang No Detour Lisa 5 of 10
2 2 Zhejiang → Jiangsu Warrior's Strength / Warrior's Skill Karen 8 of 10
3 3 Jiangsu Rock / Roll Karen 8 of 9
4 4 Jiangsu Blade / Brush Lisa 5 of 8>
5 5 Jiangsu → Beijing Go for the Gold / Go for the Goal Karen 5 of 7
6 6 Beijing → Shandong Trees / Keys Lisa 4 of 6
7 7 Shandong Buried Metal / Carried Metal Lisa 5 of 5
8 8 Shandong → Sichuan Hot Pot / Tea Pot Karen 4 of 5
9 9 Sichuan Face Detection / Face Detention Karen 3 of 5
10 10 Sichuan → Yunnan Fish / Float Karen 2 of 5
11 11 Yunnan → Guangdong Crags / Cranes Lisa 4 of 4
Average 4.82
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


China Rush Records[]

  • Lisa & Karen are the first team to use the Yield.
  • First all-female team to finish last on a Non-Elimination Leg.
  • First team to finish last on a Non-Elimination Leg and survive the following leg.
  • First team to use the U-Turn.
  • Highest finish for an All-Female team, finishing in 4th place.

External links[]

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