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Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney are a Dating team and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race 15.

Meghan & Cheyne were the most dominant team of the season, utilizing their physical abilities and their efficiency in completing tasks to win seven out of twelve legs. They were not immune to communication problems, however, as Meghan was prone to breaking down when faced with tasks out of her control, while the two butted heads due to their contrasting approaches to the race—Meghan preferring to be more meticulous, while Cheyne preferred to do things on the fly. Their racing abilities propelled them to the final three where, in a close leg between the final three teams that saw them trade the lead with each other several times, Meghan & Cheyne found themselves in last place close to the end, but managed to correctly count their poker chips first to regain the lead and go on to win the race.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com

Meghan Rickey (23); Cheyne Whitney (23)
Hometown: San Diego
Occupation: Account Executive/Brand Manager
Relationship: Dating


Meghan and Cheyne met while playing a competitive game of tetherball in elementary school. After 10 years of friendship, Cheyne realized he could not let the most athletic girl he knew get away. Other than a six-month period where Meghan studied abroad in Italy, this couple has been essentially inseparable for nearly five years.

Meghan and Cheyne both work in fields where they deal extensively with different publics. She is an account executive at a public affairs firm and he works for a social change marketing company where he develops after-school programs and deals with a diverse group of teens, school administrators and corporate executives. When not in the office, Meghan can be found coaching competitive girls' soccer — a sport that she and Cheyne have shared a passion for since they were kids. The couple feels strongly that their occupations and experiences with team sports have taught them effective communication skills and the virtue of patience, which they believe will benefit them in the Race.

Even though they are head-over-heels for each other, they still have their pet peeves just like any other couple. Meghan does not like that he tries to diffuse tense situations with laughter rather than by talking things through. The biggest thing about Meghan that frustrates Cheyne is her stubbornness. He claims that once she has her mind set on something she is difficult to reason with and it can be impossible to change her mind.

Ready to tackle the Race head-on, Meghan and Cheyne are very eager to use the power of positive thinking and their athleticism to compete as a team and hope that this experience further validates their friendship and love.[1]

The Amazing Race 15

Race History

Meghan & Cheyne's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan No Detour Cheyne 1 of 12
2 Japan → Vietnam No Detour Meghan 6 of 11
2 3 Vietnam Child's Play / Word Play Cheyne 2 of 10
3 4 Vietnam → Cambodia Cover / Wrap Meghan 5 of 9
4 5 Cambodia → United Arab Emirates Used Fast Forward 1 of 8
5 6 United Arab Emirates Gold / Glass Cheyne 1 of 7
6 7 United Arab Emirates → Netherlands Farmer's Game / Farmer's Dance Meghan 2 of 6
7 8 Netherlands → Sweden Nobel Dynamite / Viking Alphabet Meghan 2 of 5
8 9 Sweden → Estonia Serve / Sling Cheyne 1 of 5
9 10 Estonia → Czech Republic Fast & Furious / Slow & Steady Cheyne 1 of 4
10 11 Czech Republic Legend / Lager Meghan 1 of 4
11 12 Czech Republic → United States No Detour Cheyne 1 of 3
Average 2.00
Legend:
     The team keep racing
     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 or keep racing on a No-Rest 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

Post-Race

  • On February 28, 2010, Meghan & Cheyne became engaged.[2]
  • In 2010, Meghan & Cheyne, together with The Amazing Race 15 co-racers Brian & Ericka, started Custom Quest, a company that produces Amazing Race-like events to help facilitate team-building and leadership for organizations and corporations. Their first produced event was The Gotham Quest in New York City on May 8, 2010.
  • On May 7, 2011, Meghan & Cheyne married. Fellow The Amazing Race 15 teams of Brian & Ericka, Maria & Tiffany, and Sam & Dan attended the ceremony.[3]
  • Meghan & Cheyne announced that they are expecting their first child, a daughter, on May 17, 2016.[4] Meghan gave birth to the couple's daughter, named Rumi Holland Whitney, on September 24, 2016.[5]
  • Meghan announced that she was pregnant with the couple's second child on October 21, 2018.[6] She gave birth to the couple's second child, a son named Mays Rhône Whitney, on April 5, 2019.[7]

Trivia

US Records

External links

Interviews

  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (12/07/2009): "Exclusive: Meghan Rickey, Cheyne Whitney talk The Amazing Race 15"
  • Digital Spy (12/07/2009): "Chating with the winners of The Amazing Race 15 about their experiences"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (12/07/2009): "The Amazing Race 15: Exclusive Interview With Winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney"
  • People(12/07/2009): "Amazing Race Winners Are Keeping Their Spending Impulses in Check"

Social Media Profiles


References

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 Garrett & Jessica
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 Maria & Tiffany
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 Mika & Canaan
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 Sam & Dan
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