Marshall Hudes and Lance Hudes are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race 5.

As the only male team on the season, they were much closer in physique to Kevin & Drew than the alpha male teams that had dominated the first four seasons. Though they started off as solid racers, and getting in constant fights with Charla & Mirna didn't affect their performance that much, Marshall's knees gave out in Egypt, greatly hindering their performance. They have the dubious honor of being the first team to quit the race when, already far behind the other teams and with his brother unable to move at even a regular walking pace, Lance gave up on the scarab Roadblock at the end of leg 6, and they dropped out in 7th place.


Brothers Marshall & Lance are originally from New York, but have since relocated to Dallas, Texas, where they own and operate a pizza shop. They describe themselves as extremely competitive and stubborn, with each always wanting to get his own way. Marshall explains that he has always tormented his younger brother. When Lance was six or seven years old, Marshall sold him a Sony Walkman for $60; the sale included a hand-written contract stating that Lance was buying the Walkman "as is," with no refund. Shortly after buying the Walkman, Lance determined that it was broken. Lance went crying to their father and told him he wanted his money back, but Marshall pulled out the contract and refused.

Marshall, the older brother, recently got engaged by surprising his fiancée while she was at a spa appointment. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and says his biggest accomplishment has been starting an Internet security consulting company, growing it to 13 cities and 125 employees, then selling it off in 18 months.

Lance says that one of his pet peeves about himself is when he doesn't give his all to a project he is working on. He says, though, that his greatest accomplishment so far has been opening up the pizza shop with Marshall and seeing the growth. Lance is looking forward to traveling the world to see all the beautiful honeys and any nude beaches.

The brothers decided to sign up for THE AMAZING RACE 5 because they are very different and knew they could make a strong team together. Lance says his personal motivation was to have a "once-in-a-lifetime experience with my brother and be on TV. Winning cash wouldn't be a bad outcome either." Marshall hopes to experience the adventurous challenges on the show, adding that he wants to see as much of the world as possible.

The Amazing Race 5

Race History

Marshall & Lance's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Uruguay Zips / Chips No Roadblock 2 of 11
2 2 Uruguay → Argentina Perro / Tango Lance 7 of 10
3 3 Argentina Smooth Sailing / Rough Riding Marshall 8 of 9
4 4 Argentina → Russia Block 5 Shots / Drink 1 Shot Lance 3 of 8
5 5 Russia → Egypt Rock & Roll / Hump & Ride Lance 5 of 7
6 6 Egypt Herd It / Haul It Lance 7 of 7 [1]
Average 5.33
     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 Yield
< Recipient of the Yield



Marshall & Lance, exhausted and already in dead last, decided to quit the race during the Roadblock, marking the first time ever that host Phil Keoghan had to eliminate a team still on the race course.



  • Marshall & Lance were the only all-male team to compete on US Season 5.

Franchise Records

  • Marshall & Lance are the first team to be the only all-male team to compete in a season.
  • First team eliminated in Egypt.
  • First team to be eliminated outside the Pit Stop.
  • First team to quit the race.

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