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Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin are a team of Dating Lifeguards, and later Engaged Lifeguards, on The Amazing Race 30.

After nine years of dating, Lucas came into the race looking to propose to Brittany. However, his decision to wait for the perfect opportunity to do so put the proposal on hold as Lucas & Brittany struggled in the early legs, in addition to Brittany developing a heated rivalry with Jessica Graf. He finally decided that the time was right after they won the fifth leg in France, with Brittany accepting. From then on, Lucas & Brittany hit their stride, winning three legs on their way to the final five. However, Lucas lost his passport on a connecting flight to Bahrain during the ninth leg. Although they were able to get Lucas a temporary passport, the time lost put them hours behind the other teams, leading to their elimination in 5th place.

Profile[]

Retrieved from cbs.com[1]

Lucas[]

Name: Lucas Bocanegra
Age: 35
Instagram: @luc8719
Twitter: @luc8719
Hometown: Miami Springs, Florida
Current occupation: Lifeguard Lieutenant
Describe what you do: We do Baywatch stuff, but for real. Save lives and help the public.
Three words to describe you: Adventurous, determined, and creative.
Favorite hobbies: Surfing, paddle boarding, and hockey.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Having such a badass chick who can do anything even if I don't express it as much, and bringing two people back to life after drowning using CPR with coworkers.
What scares you most about traveling? Pooping. I hate pooping in public places.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing and experiencing things I was never aware of. Participating and interacting with other cultures.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Fiji, Bali, India, New Zealand, Australia, and Uluwatu, Bali to surf perfect waves with Brittany.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Communication in stressful situations with each other. I assume she can read my mind and knows what to do. I suck at public affection and she constantly wants attention.

Brittany[]

Name: Brittany Austin
Age: 31
Instagram: @bitaba10
Hometown: Miami Springs, Florida
Current occupation: Ocean Rescue Lifeguard
Describe what you do: I am a full-time ocean rescue lifeguard for the city of Miami Beach and I save lives for a living.
Three words to describe you: Outgoing, giving, and hard-working.
Favorite hobbies: Swimming, surfing, rowing, horseback riding, and reading romance novels.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Buying a house with the man of my dreams and winning the open Surfboat Row at Nationals with my awesome rowing partner, Alex.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick and not being able to enjoy the experience.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing different cultures and seeing the world!
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Fiji!! The ocean!
What do you hope to accomplish by running the race (other than winning $1 million)? Besides the money for a beautiful wedding and home renovations, I hope to learn to work better with Lucas, improve our communication, and have his undivided attention for a whole month!

The Amazing Race 30[]

Race History[]

Lucas & Brittany's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Iceland No Detour Brittany 7 of 11
2 2 Iceland → Netherlands → Belgium Old Print / Diamond Glint Lucas 6 of 10
3 3 Belgium → Morocco Drop It Off / Shake It Off Brittany 8 of 9
4 4 Morocco → France Bread / Tread Lucas 8 of 9
5 France Full of Bull / Colorful Lucas 1 of 8
5 6 France → Czech Republic This / That Brittany 5 of 7
6 7 Czech Republic → Zimbabwe Rhino Track / Bush Whack No Roadblock 1 of 6 [1]
Rhino Track/ Bush Whack
8 Zimbabwe Handle With Care / Just Get It There No Roadblock 1 of 6
7 9 Zimbabwe → Bahrain No Detour No Roadblock 5 of 5 [2]
Average 5.13
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 that lost the Double Battle
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

Notes:
1: On Leg 7, teams switched partners for part of the leg, with Lucas & Brittany switching partners with Alex & Conor. The rows on Leg 7 are in order of team name (i.e. Lucas is the first row, Brittany is the second). The finishes on Leg 7 are not averaged in with the other legs teams raced due to the twist. Lucas raced with Conor, while Brittany raced with Alex.
2: By the time Lucas & Brittany arrived at the Dhow Shipyard in Muharraq, all teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop. Host Phil Keoghan came out to their location in order to inform them of their elimination.

Post-Race[]

  • In 2019, Brittany was featured in an Allure Work It video about her daily life as a lifeguard. Lucas also made an appearance.[2]
  • Lucas & Brittany got married on November 2, 2019.[3] They went to Bali for their honeymoon, on a trip they won on the fifth leg of the race.[4]
  • On December 15, 2021, Brittany announced on Instagram that she and Lucas were expecting a baby boy through IVF.[5]
    • On June 12, 2022, Brittany announced the birth of their son, Nico Ren Bocanegra, in a birthday appreciation post to Lucas.[6]

Trivia[]

  • Lucas & Brittany are the first team to be eliminated in Bahrain.
  • Lucas & Brittany are the only co-ed team to be eliminated in The Amazing Race 30.

External links[]

  • Alyssa Norwin at Hollywood Life (2/15/2018): 'The Amazing Race': Lucas & Brittany Explain How He Lost His Passport & Reveal Wedding Plans
  • Mike Bloom at Parade (2/15/2018): Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin Get Their Passport Parade Bah-rained On
  • Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at RealityTVWorld: Exclusive: Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin talk 'The Amazing Race' (1 and 2)

Social Media Profiles[]


References[]

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Goat Yoga Moms
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Retired NBA Players
S30 CedricShawn
S30 CodyJessica
S30 DessieKayla
 Eric & Daniel
Twin Brothers
S30 EricDaniel
 Henry & Evan
Dating Debaters
S30 HenryEvan
 Joey & Tim
Competitive Eaters
S30 JoeyTim
 Kristi & Jen
Professional Skiers
S30 KristiJen
 Lucas & Brittany
Dating Lifeguards
S30 LucasBrittany
 Trevor & Chris
Dating Violinists
S30 TrevorChris
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