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Steven "Steve" Cole and Linda Cole are a Married team on The Amazing Race 14.

Due to being older and less physically fit than most of their competitors, Linda was generally unable to keep up with either Steve or the other teams, causing Steve to regularly berate Linda. Fearful of disappointing her husband, Linda then took a wrong turn while hiking down a mountain during the Roadblock in the second leg, causing them to fall behind and eliminating them in 10th place.


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Linda Cole (52); Steve Cole (43)
Hometown: Martinsville, Va.
Occupation: Linda (Customer Service Supervisor); Steve (Carpenter)
Relationship: Married

This husband and wife team met when Steven went with a date to Linda's house for a party. Linda asked her brother to keep his date occupied while she asked Steven out. They have been together ever since and married for 17 years. They both have children from previous marriages, but treat all of them as their very own.

Linda is nine years older than Steven. She describes herself as smart, hard working and adventurous. Steven loves traveling, making and posting videos online, recycling scrap metal and fishing. He is a Virginia Master Angler. He describes himself as a perfectionist and creative. His one setback is that he suffers from claustrophobia.

Both Linda and Steven are well traveled. The two had a very scary experience traveling through Guatemala where they were robbed of all their money and identification. Luckily they were resourceful enough and found their way back to the states without too much hassle.

Together, they are excited for new experiences that will expand their horizons. They love to compete and are looking forward to sharing this once in a lifetime experience together, while making new friends along the way. Look for the other Teams to completely underestimate these two, but with Linda's analytical mind and Steven's ability to problem solve they could do well.[1]

The Amazing Race 14[]

Race History[]

Steve & Linda's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Switzerland No Detour Steve 9 of 11
2 2 Switzerland → Germany → Austria Balancing Dolly / Austrian Folly Linda 10 of 10
Average 9.50
     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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn



External links[]


  • Staff at People (02/23/2009): "Amazing Race's Linda & Steve: At Least We Weren't the First To Go!"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (02/23/2009): "Land of the Lost: "Fatal Error" Did in Amazing Race's Steve and Linda"
  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (02/23/2009): "Exclusive Interview: Steve and Linda, from 'The Amazing Race 14'"
  • John Bracchitta at Reality TV World (02/23/2009): "Exclusive: Steve and Linda Cole talk about 'The Amazing Race'"

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