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Richard Hardin and Richard Herrera are a team of Friends and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race Asia 4.

Profile

Retrieved from axn.asia.com[1]

Richard Hardin

Age: 34
Occupation: Pro Basketballer
Hometown: Manila, Philippines

Richard Herrera

Age: 31
Occupation: Actor
Hometown: Manila, Philippines

One will be hard pressed to find two guys with a stronger competitive streak. Armed with the same first name, Richard Herrera and Richard Hardin like to call themselves 'The Riches'.

They hated each other's guts when they first made each other's acquaintance, while playing for opposing teams in an American Football League. It wasn't till two years ago that they finally hit it off and ever since then, they have never ceased trying to outdo each other from ball games to dance offs. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Their friends compare them to a pro-wrestling tag team and Herrera sees joining The Amazing Race Asia as a way to prove themselves. "I'm a born winner and my partner Rich (Hardin) is a born second-placer. Thought it would be nice to take his sorry ass to the top at least once and give him that first taste of victory he's been longing for." There they go again, and spoken like a true WWE member.

The Amazing Race Asia 4

Race History

Richard & Richard's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Malaysia Flags / Rags Herrera 2 of 10
2 2 Malaysia Rapid Water / Rapid Fire Hardin 2 of 10
3 3 Malaysia → Sri Lanka Carry It / Count It Hardin 6 of 9
4 4 Sri Lanka Used Fast Forward 1 of 9
5 5 Sri Lanka → Philippines Jig / Pig Herrera 2 of 8
6 6 Philippines → New Zealand Plunge / Swing Hardin 1 of 7
7 7 New Zealand → Australia Pen / Pinot Herrera 2 of 6
8 8 Australia Bush Chucker / Bush Hunter Hardin 2 of 6
9 9 Australia → Indonesia Above / Beyond Hardin 4 of 5
10 10 Indonesia → South Korea Bow N' Arrow / Rock N' Roll Herrera 2 of 4
11 11 South Korea → Singapore Stay Up / Add Up Herrera 1 of 3
Average 2.27
Legend:
     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

Post-Race

  • At the season finale party, Richard Hardin proposed to his girlfriend, who accepted.[2][3]
  • Richard Herrera is currently a VJ of MTV Asia.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Richard & Richard are the first team that hitch-hiked (driven around in a private vehicle) to be asked to go back to the previous Route Marker rather than receive a penalty at the Pit Stop.
  • First team of US citizens to win a race outside the US version.
  • First team with the same first name to win (they would be followed by Tim & Tim)

Asia

  • First team representing the Philippines to win the race.
  • Highest racing average of a team who won the race, 2.27.
  • Currently the last all-male team to cross the Finish Line.

Other

  • Highest average placing team of the season at 2.27 and the only team with an average below 3.00.
  • Tied with Lani & Jess for most leg wins on The Amazing Race Asia 4, with 3 each.
  • Last all-male team standing in The Amazing Race Asia 4.

External links

Interviews

  • Jerry Donato at The Philippine Star (12/14/2010): "The Riches' amazing ride of a lifetime"
  • PeP (01/06/2011): "Richard Hardin recalls experience at The Amazing Race Asia"
  • Greggy V. Vera Cruz at The Philippine Star (06/02/2011): "Richard Hardin and Richard Herrrera: Amazing Riches"

Social Media Profiles

References

The Amazing Race Asia 4 Teams
 Alan & Wendy
Dating
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 Claire & Michelle
Rebel Pals
ASS4 ClaireMichelle.jpg
 Dimple & Sunaina
Best Friends
ASS4 DimpleSunaina.jpg
 Hilda & Ivan
Married
ASS4 HildaIvan.jpg
 Hussein & Natasha
Father & Daughter
ASS4 HusseinNatasha.jpg
ASS4 KhairieEthan.jpg
 Lani & Jess
Party Girls
ASS4 LaniJess.jpg
 Nadine & Yani
Best Friends
ASS4 NadineYani.jpg
 Richard & Richard
Friends
ASS4 RichardRichard.jpg
 Sahil & Manas
Cosuins
ASS4 SahilManas.jpg
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