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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 would later work as 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 original 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
ASS4 AlanWendy
 Claire & Michelle
Rebel Pals
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 Dimple & Sunaina
Best Friends
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 Hilda & Ivan
Married
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 Lani & Jess
Party Girls
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 Richard & Richard
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Cosuins
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(flagship)
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Dating
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S34 DerekClaire
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S35 GregJohn
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Asia
 Joe Jer & Zabrina
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Australia
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Newlyweds
AUS4 TimRod
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CAS7 AnthonyJames
 Catherine & Craig
Best Friends
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 Ty & Kat
Dating
CAS9 TyKat
China
CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie
 Geng & Xin
Friends
CNS2 HanGengWuXin
CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
China Rush
 Charlie & Rachel
Flirtatious Friends
CRS1 CharlieRachel
 Lily & Jan
Dating Couple
CRS2 LilyJan
Finland
 Kaisa & Mari
Friends
FNS1 KaisaMari
France
 Anthony & Sonja
Cyber Friends
FRS1 AnthonySonja
Israel
 Shay & Guy
Business Partners
ILS1 ShayGuy
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Painter & Saleswoman
ILS2 BarInna
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Newlyweds
ILS3 TaliaKoby
 Shay & Shani
Friends
ILS4 ShayShani
 Amit & Raz
Father/Son
ILS5 AmitRaz
ILS6 EvelinTohar
 Tia & Fay
Models
ILS7 TiaFay
 Yael & Yosiel
Cousins
ILS8 YaelYosiel
Latin America
LAS1 TamaraMatías
LAS2 CarlosMauricio
LAS4 DanielCésar
 Giovanni & Juan Carlos
Brothers-in-Law
LAS6 GiovanniJuanCarlos
Norway
 Morten & Truls
Brothers
NOS1 MortenTruls
 Omar & Bilal
Brothers
NOS2 OmarBilal
The Philippines
 LJ & CJ
Celebrity Best Friends
PHS1 LJCJ
 Matt & Phoebe
Dating Couple
PHS2 MattPhoebe
Ukraine
 Valeria & Bohdana
Beauty Queens
UAS1 ValeriaBohdana
Vietnam
 Hương Giang & Criss
Singer/Athlete
VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
 Ngọc Anh & Nhật Anh
Diving Coaches
VNS4 NgọcAnhNhậtAnh
 Lincoln & Tiến Đạt
Hotel Manager/Rapper
VNS5 LincolnTiếnĐạt
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