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

Though the two got into constant squabbles with Charla & Mirna, they were able to keep up with the pack until Marshall's knees started giving out. 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 Roadblock in the sixth leg, and they dropped out in 7th place.


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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.[1]

When and where did you meet?
Marshall: We met when my mother brought Lance home from the hospital when he was born.
If you could describe your relationship in one phrase or sentence, what would it be?
Marshall: Brothers, friends and business partners.
Have you ever traveled together before? If so, what were the best and worst aspects of traveling together? Marshall: Lance and I had never traveled together before.
Why did you decide to team up for THE AMAZING RACE? Marshall: Lance and I knew that we would be good partners for THE AMAZING RACE because we are very different. We have different skill sets, and when you put those together, we knew we would make a very strong Team!
As you begin the Race, how do you think this experience will affect your relationship? Marshall: Since we started Café Nostra together almost two years ago, we knew that nothing could test our relationship more than the ups and downs we experienced during the first year of owning a restaurant. We are extremely confident that THE AMAZING RACE can do nothing except strengthen our relationship.
What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team? Marshall: I bring my levelheaded thinking and intelligence. I will think through the tasks at hand and try to come up with the best possible way to tackle them.
What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?

Marshall: Lance is very aggressive and likes to rush through things. He will be the person on the Team that drives us forward and keeps us moving.[2]

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

1: 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 to be eliminated in Egypt.
  • First team to be eliminated outside the Pit Stop.
  • First team to quit the race.

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