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Marijana "MJ" Rajčić and Chelsea Randall are a team of Footy Mates on The Amazing Race Australia 5.

Introduced in leg 7, they immediately became a strong side, using their physical and mental strengths to cruise during the race to be semi-regular in the Top 3 and winning three legs. They were eventually well-liked by other teams but often perceived as a threat due to their stowaway status and frequent high placements in the race. When made to hand out sabotage cards, they choose not to play favorites/alliances and assigned them to other strong teams. Despite leading their way to Ross in leg 18, their lead collapsed with a traffic jam to a turn-based Roadblock, struggling in the Detour on top of getting U-Turned dropped them to a risky position. Skye-Blue and Jake overtook them shortly after with aid from Jaskirat and Anurag as part of the "originals" alliance. Furthermore, given the wrong directions to the Pit Stop allowed long-trailing Chris & Aleisha to beat them in the footrace (despite the latter incurring a sabotage) and were eliminated in 5th place.

Profile

Retrieved from 10play.com.au[3]
Team mates, best friends and premiership winning AFLW players MJ and Chelsea, are ready to leave their mark on the competition.

Used to working together in high pressure situations, The Footy Mates will intercept the Race as Stowaways.

WA born Chelsea is the first solo captain of her AFLW club, while MJ used to captain a professional soccer team.

Both come from elite sporting background, are highly competitive, and will use strategy and strength to charge into the lead. They don’t like to lose, and are itching for the $250,000 grand prize.

Get to know The Footy Mates

What’s the best/ worst part of travelling with your teammate?
MJ: The fact that we know each other so well makes it great. But the worst part would be when Chels gets hangry! I’ll make sure to have plenty of snacks packed.
What are you looking forward to the most on The Amazing Race Australia?
Chelsea: I honestly just can’t wait to be phone free, with my best friend, travelling around our beautiful country. Really excited to share with the rest of Australia, some amazing travel destinations, especially after the year we have all had. We are so lucky to live in this country and there’s so much to see.

The Amazing Race Australia 5

Race History

MJ & Chelsea's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
7 7 Queensland → Northern Territory Treat It / Eat It MJ 3 of 10 [1]
8 8 Northern Territory Chomp / Stomp Chelsea 1 of 9
9 9 Northern Territory First Class Pass⏭︎
10 10 Northern Territory → South Australia Above / Below Chelsea 5 of 10
11 11 South Australia Slap / Snag MJ 1 of 9
12 12 South Australia First Class Pass⏭︎
13 13 South Australia → Queensland Brains / Brawn Lady and the Tramp / Eat Like a Champ Chelsea 7 of 8 [2]
14 14 Queensland Cuckoo / Candy MJ 6 of 8
15 15 Queensland Cheery / Paniyiri No Roadblock 1 of 7
16 16 Queensland → Tasmania Sweets / Spirits MJ 2 of 7
17 17 Tasmania Crush / Crunch No Roadblock 3 of 6
18 18 Tasmania Small Cows / Big Cheese MJ 5 of 5
Average 3.40
Legend:
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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
ֆ This team was given a Salvage, giving them an advantage in the leg
§ This team was given a Sabotage, penalizing them throughout the leg
⏭︎ The team used the First Class pass to skip the leg

Notes:
1: MJ & Chelsea entered the race on Leg 7 as a stowaway team. They were allowed to start 5 minutes after the teams left the airport.
2: MJ & Chelsea initially arrived 5th, but missed the second Detour having arrived at the Pitstop by chance. They were forced to backtrack to complete the Detour before they could check in. Two teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 7th place.

Post Race

  • MJ & Chelsea revealed in a radio exit interview that they became a couple during the race.[4]

Trivia

  • First team to consecutively win more than one First Class Pass.
    • Subsequently, the first team to win the First Class Pass twice.

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References

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Footy Mates
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