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Paul Lebeneiyo and Francis Merinyi are a team of Maasai Warriors on The Amazing Race: China Rush 1.



Age: 27
Nationality: Kenya
Kenyan-born Paul Lebeneiyo is a married father of a 1 yr old baby boy. A member of Kenya's Masai tribe, Paul currently works as a wildlife ranger. Paul has never been outside of East Africa and is looking forward to travelling across China for China Rush.


Age: 31
Nationality: Kenya
Friend of Paul, Kenyan Francis is 31 years old, married with two young children. The teammates met 15 years ago while they were grazing animals. He is currently doing social work with children in Masai and has previously been employed as a community development administrator.

Paul, a game ranger, and Francis, a social worker, met while grazing cattle as young boys in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. Not only is this their first trip to China, but also the first time either of them has left East Africa. But don't underestimate these Masai Warriors, as their commitment to their communities demonstrates they have the dedication and ambition to win it all.

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1

Race History

Paul & Francis's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Shanghai → Zhejiang No Detour Francis 10 of 10
2 2 Zhejiang → Jiangsu Warrior's Strength / Warrior's Skill Paul 10 of 10
Average 10.00
     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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


  • Paul & Francis are the only team of racers from Kenya.

China Rush Records

  • First team to finish last on a Non-Elimination Leg and consequently the first to perform a Speed Bump.
  • First team to be eliminated from The Amazing Race: China Rush.

External links

The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 Teams
 Bonnie & Mel
Expat Wives
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 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
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 Deepak & Naresh
Cricket Fanatics
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 Janis & Aleksandra
Reality TV Veterans
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 Lisa & Karen
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 Paul & Francis
Maasai Warriors
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 Rick & Josh
Best Mates
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 Sarah & Molly
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 Sean & Amy
Newly Dating
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