For Cyndi & Russell from The Amazing Race 2, see Cyndi & Russell.

Russell Brown and Cindy Duck are a Friends/Dating team on The Amazing Race 4.

Despite being friends, Cindy wanted to see if there was something more there, but Russell did not, which caused them to clash with each other several times throughout the race. They were eliminated in 10th place when they mistakenly got train tickets to Gmund instead of Gmunden in Austria.


Russell is a 32-year-old model/actor/entrepreneur who describes himself as hilarious and a leader. He loves the adventure of traveling and greatly dislikes losing or failing at anything. He admits he talks a lot, but that he has an ability to get everyone involved. People say he looks like Mel Gibson, but he says he's like the TV character McGyver because he gets things done. He calls Cindy "a female film character James Bond." He is always on the go and cannot stand not to be doing anythingl He claims to be very intuitive, which can be a great gift or a pain in the butt. About his going on the Race with Cindy, Russell declares, "Some people may know their partners better, but that may be what makes us so great to watch: the unknown or X factor."

Cindy is 39 years old and describes herself as a former supermodel and currently, an inventor. She loves to jet ski, play pool and write stories. She describes herself as "loyal, playful and spontaneously adventurous to the point of insanity." She insists on winning; quitting is not an option. Because of her Irish background and being passionate about life, Cindy must blow off steam, and she does so by telling the person off right to their face. She and Russell debate things constantly. She admits that both of them can get a little jealous, and adds, "Russell more than me." Cindy has lived in other countries, such as Japan, Germany, Paris, Ireland and Indonesia. She says she has always had a fantasy of being in a "Jewel of the Nile" situation with a man and hopes THE AMAZING RACE would be that. She says she has a great deal of respect for Russell and that he has never disappointed her. But, she says, both have been so busy that they have had difficulty spending long periods of time together.

The Amazing Race 4

Race History

Russell & Cindy's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Italy Search / Rescue No Roadblock 8 of 12
2 2 Italy Waterway / Pathway Russell 7 of 11
3 3 Italy → Austria Mozart / Beethoven Russell 10 of 10
Average 8.33
     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


  • Immediately after being eliminated from the race, Russell & Cindy broke up and have never spoken to each other again.
    • Russell famously also isolated himself from all of the other teams at Sequesterville. In addition, he made himself "unavailable" for any post-race interviews.


  • Russell & Cindy are the first team to be eliminated in Austria.

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