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Marcy Maloy and Ronald "Ron" Shalita are a Dating team on The Amazing Race 15.

Despite being the oldest team on their season, Marcy & Ron were able to keep up with their much younger competitors throughout the first two legs. However, during the third leg, they initially failed to follow the instructions to their chosen Detour correctly, costing them time. By the time they corrected their mistake, they had already fallen to last place and could not catch up to the other teams, being eliminated in 10th place.


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Marcy Maloy (60); Ron Shalita (59)
Hometown: San Francisco
Occupation: Advertising Photographer/Stock Trader & Math Tutor
Relationship: Dating

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.[1]

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Race History[]

Marcy & Ron's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
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
Average 7.67
     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 Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


  • Ron & Marcy were married on July 31, 2020.[2]
  • In September 2020, Marcy suffered a severe spinal cord injury after taking a fall. She survived and has been in recovery ever since.


  • Marcy & Ron applied for The Amazing Race after their third date.[3]
  • Marcy & Ron are the oldest dating couple to compete on The Amazing Race, having an age average of 59.5 years while racing.

External links[]

Social Media


  • Justin Berton at SFGate (09/28/2009): "Oldest Amazing Race contestant fit to play
  • Tim Parks at Digital Spy (10/05/2009): "Marcy Maloy, Ron Shalita ('The Amazing Race')"
  • 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"
  • (10/07/2009): "Age Wasn't a Factor In Elimination"


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