Peggy Kuhn and Claire Jinks are a team of Grandmothers on The Amazing Race 2.

Despite their nickname as "The Gutsy Grannies", they were anything but, and struggled throughout the early legs of the race until flight delays on one of their three connecting points to South Africa put them a whole day behind the other teams, and they were forced to go directly to the Pit Stop for elimination in 9th place.


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We both appreciate a good laugh, and we share a lot of the same interests. It's very unusual to make close friendships so late in life, but we have done so.

Peggy and Claire met about four years ago, while walking their dogs at a lake in the sierras. Their dogs quickly struck up a friendship, and so did Peggy and Claire. Last year the two spent ten days together in Santa Monica, California, and enjoyed the experience very much. The greatest difficulty was the fact that Peggy is an early riser, while Claire prefers to sleep in. When Peggy saw the AMAZING RACE application on the CBS website she called Claire, and both agreed that it would be fun to compete.

When considering how their experience in THE AMAZING RACE might change their relationship, Peggy observes, "Between the two of us, we're a hundred and twenty-something years old. It would take something more earth shattering than a TV show to change our relationship. There are some advantages to growing old! You don't sweat the small stuff."

The Amazing Race 2

Race History

Peggy & Claire's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Mountain / Beach No Roadblock 10 of 11
2 2 Brazil Freak Out / Seek Out Claire 8 of 10
3 3 Brazil → South Africa Did not perform Did not perform 9 of 9 [1]
Average 9.00
     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

1: By the time Peggy & Claire got to the Robben Island prison, they were too far behind the other teams and were ordered to go directly to the Pit Stop.



Franchise Records

  • First all-female team to be the oldest collective team of the season.
  • Oldest all-female team to race, collectively 64.
  • First team asked to skip task(s) and ordered to go directly to the Pit Stop.
  • First team to be eliminated in South Africa.

External links


  • Katherine Morris at Sierra Sun (03/06/2002): "Gutsy grandmas: Locals compete on CBS TV's Amazing Race 2"
  • Susan Skorupa at Reno Gazette-Journal (04/05/2002): "Review in TV"

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