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Mark Munoz and Michael Munoz are a team of Brothers/Stuntmen on The Amazing Race 14.

Although they had a lot of confidence, their inability to stay on course caused them to fall to the back of the pack a lot, as well as accumulating several penalties during the Race. They were eventually eliminated in 5th place after falling behind due to getting two 2-hour penalties for settling their cab fares with personal items, and were never able to catch up with the other teams.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

This Team of brothers has been competing – against everyone else and each other – their entire life. Standing at 4' 9" these married fathers are ready to prove they have what it takes to win one-million dollars.

Mark makes his living as a stuntman and occasionally works as a jockey. This father of two is looking forward to running the Race with his brother in order to continue building on their relationship. Mark believes that the biggest advantage he and his teammate have over their competition is their fitness level and ability to make split second decisions, a skill they have mastered after years of working in physically and mentally demanding fields. Mark enjoys skiing, biking and golfing and describes himself as short, athletic and creative.

Michael is looking forward to working on communication issues he and his brother have had with each other in the past. Michael, also a father of two, splits his time between Maui and Los Angeles. His favorite hobbies include playing music and surfing. He claims that the biggest difference between the two is that he is the surfer and Mark is the skier. Both have worked extensively in films and television including the feature films Van Helsing, Spider-Man, and Seabiscuit.

They chose similar paths in their lives and, after years of surfing big waves and racing horses around a track, they're eager to run the Race of a lifetime with one another for a shot at a million dollars.[1]

The Amazing Race 14

Race History

Mark & Michael's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Switzerland No Detour Michael 3 of 11
2 2 Switzerland → Germany → Austria Balancing Dolly / Austrian Folly Mark 8 of 10
3 3 Austria → Romania Gypsy Moves / Vampire Remains Mark 5 of 9
4 4 Romania → Russia Stack / Construct Michael 7 of 8
5 5 Russia Russian Bride / Russian Snowplow Mark 5 of 7
6 6 Russia → India Movers / Shakers Mark 6 of 7
7 7 India → Thailand 100 Barrels / 2 Miles No Roadblock 3 of 6 [1]
8 8 Thailand Broken Teeth / Broken Record Mark 5 of 5 [2]
9 9 Thailand → China Choreography / Calligraphy Michael 5 of 5
Average 5.22
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 used the Fast Forward pass
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:


1: Mark & Michael initially arrived 1st, but were issued two 30-minute penalties: one for intentionally tampering with the bike pumps and putting them away at the 2 Miles Detour, and another for hiring a taxi to guide them through the task, which was explicitly prohibited in the clue. Two teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping Mark & Michael to 3rd.


2: Mark & Michael initially arrived 4th, but were issued two 2-hour penalties, both for "using personal belongings to settle a bill" (they had bartered personal items to pay two taxi fares). With just over 3 hours of the penalty time remaining, Kisha & Jen returned to check in 4th. Mark & Michael, in last place at that point, were allowed to check in immediately after Kisha & Jen; however, they were notified the Leg was non-elimination, and the remaining penalty would be accessed at the start of the next Leg.

Post-Race

Trivia

  • Mark & Michael are the first team of dwarfs to enter the Race and the second and third dwarfs following Charla Faddoul.
    • They are the first male dwarfs.
  • Mark & Michael are the oldest sibling team, having an age average of 49.5 while racing.
  • Michael is the first contestant to reside in Hawaii.
  • Mark & Michael are the first team to get an elimination montage on the American version.

External links

Interviews

  • John Bracchitta at Reality TV World (04/20/2009): "Exclusive: Mark and Michael Munoz talk about 'The Amazing Race'"
  • People (04/21/2009): "Amazing Race's Stuntmen Settle the Thai Tranny Debate"

Social Media

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