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Sally Yamamoto and Tyson Smith are a team of Dating Bodybuilders, later Engaged Bodybuilders, on The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand.

After nearly getting eliminated in the first leg, they hovered around the middle of the pack for most of the season, with Tyson's massive bodybuilder physique being as much of a hindrance as it was a benefit to their team, and they provided many comic relief moments usually at their own expense. They persisted deep into the game thanks to their blindingly positive attitudes and their alliance with Daniel & Ryan, and finally found their stride by winning the 8th leg. In the finale, they went into the final memory Roadblock in the lead, however Sally had trouble remembering what the 6th Pit Stop Greeter had been wearing, as she had been distracted by Tyson's proposal. This allowed Ryan to pass her, and they wound up in 2nd place.


This loved-up couple are much softer than they look. Are they tough enough to put their friendly nature aside in favour of a win?

Sally (33) was born in Tokyo and Tyson (38) grew up on a farm in regional WA. It was love at first sight when Tyson met Sally at a Perth bar four years ago. The visually arresting couple now live together in Perth with their two whippets, Nitris and Rokit, and are absolutely besotted with each other. "Sally's beautiful on the inside and out," says Tyson. Sally says: "Tyson is the most incredible person I've ever met."

Sally is a Locum Veterinarian and Tyson is a personal trainer. The duo bonded over their love of fitness. Tyson started training Sally to compete in Bikini and Fitness modelling in 2012 and she won the IFBB Bikini World Cup in Austria last year. Tyson has competed as a Physique and Fitness model for four years and has a collection of titles, notably he won the IFBB O‟Mara Classic Men's Physique in 2011 and ANB Supernatural Mania Fitness Model in 2012.

Their relationship is built on mutual respect. "Both our strengths are very different, so when it comes to challenges we‟re going to be very versatile. Sally will take charge on certain ones and I'll take charge on others. We work very well together. We train together and we manage to find a very good balance with our relationship," says Tyson. Their biggest weakness is going to be their friendly nature. "We may be too nice at times," admits Tyson. Sally agrees, "I can see Tyson helping other teams too much – we‟ll need to get a move on and he'll still be carrying bags for them!"

Both Sally and Tyson are qualified Personal Trainers, though despite their fitness-focused lifestyle, Sally says, "we're not in-your-face competitive. We're more competitive in terms of challenging ourselves and wanting to do our best." When questioned on flying the Australian flag, Tyson says, "anything where you can represent your country is pretty special."

The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand[]

Race History[]

Sally & Tyson's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → New Zealand No Detour Tyson 9 of 10
2 2 New Zealand → Cambodia Shrimp / Shoot Sally 4 of 9
3 3 Cambodia → Thailand Climb Up / Drill Down Sally 4 of 8
4 4 Thailand → Namibia Pipe / Poo Tyson 5 of 7
5 5 Namibia → Russia Cossack / Coat Rack Sally 4 of 6
6 6 Russia Boil / Build Tyson 3 of 6 [1]
7 7 Russia → Portugal Wet / Dry Tyson 4 of 5
8 8 Portugal → Croatia No Detour Sally 1 of 5 [2]
9 9 Croatia → Argentina Tango / Tribute Sally 2 of 4
10 10 Argentina → United States → Australia No Detour Sally 2 of 3
Average 3.80
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team used the Salvage Pass

1: At the Pit Stop of Leg 6, Tyson proposed to Sally, who accepted. Their relationship title was changed as a result.
2: Leg 8 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post Race[]

  • After the race, Sally & Tyson has since married.[1]
  • Sally gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Skyla Smith on February 15, 2017.[2]


Australia Records[]

  • Sally & Tyson are the first co-ed team to cross the Finish Line.
  • Tied with Jasmin & Jerome for the highest finish of a Co-ed team, 2nd Place.

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