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A quit is a rare method of elimination when a team leaves the race voluntarily without arriving last at a Pit Stop.

Occurrences[]

The Amazing Race (US)[]

The first quit occurred in the sixth leg of The Amazing Race 5. Marshall & Lance were already far behind the other teams, with Marshall unable to move at even a regular walking pace after sustaining knee injuries earlier in the race. They thus gave up on the Roadblock in the sixth leg and dropped out in 7th place.

In the fifth leg of The Amazing Race 22, Dave & Connor became the first team to quit due to medical reasons after Dave tore his Achilles tendon earlier in the race. After landing in Hanoi, Vietnam with the other teams, they immediately proceeded to the Pit Stop to ask host Phil Keoghan to be eliminated in order to allow Dave to have surgery on his torn tendon.

The Amazing Race Australia[]

The first quit occurred before the second leg in The Amazing Race Australia 5, with Alex & Jack despite placing second in leg one. They opted to quit the race, and ultimately, finishing in 13th place. Formerly eliminated Dwes & Katherine were brought back to fill their place from leg 3 onwards.

The Amazing Race Canada[]

In the second leg of 'The Amazing Race Canada 2', Jen & Shawn were forced to go to the hospital after Shawn dislocated his shoulder while attempting a surfing challenge. Although doctors were able to pop his shoulder back in, they decided to withdraw from the race due to the injury, and finished in 10th place.

The Amazing Race China[]

In the seventh leg of 'The Amazing Race China 4, Zhang Jike & Zhang Chuanming were already far behind the other teams, with Zhang unable to carry on after sustaining knee injuries in the previous leg. They thus gave up on the Detour in the seventh leg and dropped out in 5th place.

The Amazing Race: China Rush[]

In the fourth leg of 'The Amazing Race: China Rush 2', Summer & Eachen became the first team to quit due to family reasons after Eachen's grandfather had cancer. After they U-Turned Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er, they arrived in third place, but they proceeded to the Pit Stop to ask host Allan Wu to be eliminated in order to allow Eachen's grandfather to survive cancer.

The Amazing Race Suomi[]

In the third leg of The Amazing Race Suomi 1, Lotta & Noora quit at the start of the leg due to medical reasons after Lotta started experiencing pain in her Achilles tendon during the second leg, and Noora developed a fever. After landing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with the other teams, they immediately met host Heikki Paasonen who eliminated them from the race.

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The Amazing Race Format

Challenges: Assist · Clues · Clue Box · Double Battle · Express Pass · Resurrection Card · Salvage Pass · Save
Pit Stops: Elimination · Finish Line · Marked for Elimination · Megaleg · No Penalty · No-Rest Leg · Non-Elimination Leg · Pit Start · Pit Stop · Starting Line · Superleg
Rules: Money · Rules and Penalties
Others: Date Night · Discharged · Ejection · Evacuation · Medically Exempt · Overnight Rest · Quit · Switchback
Twists: City Sprint · Departure Time Penalty · Double Elimination · Double Your Money · First Class Pass · Hazard · Marked for Elimination · On Ramp · One Way · Partner Swap · Pass · The Scramble · Salvage & Sabotage · Starting Line Task · Surprise Elimination · Surrender Money · Surrender Money and No Supplied Vehicles · Surrender Money and Possessions · U-Turn · Yield

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