Marcy Maloy and Ronald "Ron" Shalita are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 15.
They were eliminated in the third leg when they were the only team to choose the Word Play Detour, and subsequently botched it. After spotting their six letters, instead of finding a local to help them unscramble then word like they were supposed to, they instead tried looking around their immediate area for words containing those six letter. By the time they got help, they had fallen so far behind that the other teams had finished the Roadblock by the time they arrived, and they ended up 10th.
Retrieved from CBS.com
Marcy and Ron both believe that at 60 you can be strong, sexy, vibrant and energetic. They met one year ago on an online dating website and are looking forward to sharing the intense experience of the Race. They hope the Race will reinforce the strengths of their relationship and identify potential areas of conflict.
Both are exceptionally fit, have great people skills and a high energy level. Marcy is not your typical 60-year-old; she attends flying trapeze classes, studies Kung Fu and rock climbs with Ron. To keep pace with Marcy, Ron is in the gym lifting weights, running, swimming or kickboxing. After being selected for the Race, he found a new physical challenge in a course that allowed him to confront his fears of heights.
Marcy is a nationally recognized advertising photographer, while Ron spends his mornings as a high-volume day trader and his afternoons as a math tutor. They both have traveled extensively and Marcy speaks several languages. Ron is personable and extroverted. Trained as a lawyer, he is cautious and likes to take his time to think things through while Marcy is spontaneous, impulsive and easily distracted. Marcy finds balance in Ron's pragmatism and calmness. While he likes to process his thoughts, she prefers to tackle problems head-on. Both are concerned about their different approaches to problem solving, but believe the Race will give them greater insights.
The Amazing Race 15
|Marcy & Ron's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Japan||No Detour||Ron||4 of 12|
|2||Japan → Vietnam||No Detour||Marcy||9 of 11|
|2||3||Vietnam||Child's Play / Word Play||Ron||10 of 10|
- Marcy & Ron are the oldest dating couple to compete on The Amazing Race, having an age average of 59.5 years while racing.
- Justin Berton at SFGate (09/28/2009): "Oldest Amazing Race contestant fit to play
- Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/05/2009): "Marcy and Ron Find Closure in Vietnam"
- Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (10/05/2009): "Exclusive: Marcy Maloy and Ronald Shalita talk The Amazing Race 15"
- People.com (10/07/2009): "Age Wasn't a Factor In Elimination"
|The Amazing Race 15 Teams|