Paul Lebeneiyo and Francis Merinyi are a team of Maasai Warriors on The Amazing Race: China Rush 1.
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.
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
|Paul & Francis's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||Shanghai → Zhejiang||No Detour||Francis||10 of 10|
|2||2||Zhejiang → Jiangsu||Warrior's Strength / Warrior's Skill||Paul||10 of 10|
- 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.
|The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 Teams|