The Amazing Race 14 is the fourteenth season of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on February 15, 2009 and ended on May 10, 2009 on CBS.

Teams

Tammy & Victor
 1st place 
Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
Jaime & Cara
 2nd place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
Margie & Luke
 3rd place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
Kisha & Jen
 4th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
Mark & Michael
 5th place 
Mark & Michael
Brothers/Stuntmen
Mel & Mike
 6th place 
Mel & Mike
Father/Son
Christie & Jodi
 7th place 
Christie & Jodi
Flight Attendants
Amanda & Kris
 8th place 
Amanda & Kris
Dating
Brad & Victoria
 9th place 
Brad & Victoria
Married
Steve & Linda
 10th place 
Steve & Linda
Married
Preston & Jennifer
 11th place 
Preston & Jennifer
Dating

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)[1]
Ratings/Share
(18-49)[1]
1 "Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me" February 15, 2009 1 United States → Switzerland Margie & Luke Preston & Jennifer 1st Eliminated
11th Place
9.20 2.6/7
2 "Your Target is Your Partner's Face" February 22, 2009 2 Switzerland → Germany → Austria Tammy & Victor Steve & Linda 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
7.81 2.6/6
3 "I'm Not Wearing That Girl's Leotard!" March 1, 2009 3 Austria → Romania Mel & Mike Brad & Victoria 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
10.60 3.0/8
4 "It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots" March 8, 2009 4 Romania → Russia Christie & Jodi Amanda & Kris 4th Eliminated
8th Place
10.13 3.1/8
5 "She's a Little Scared of Stick, but I Think She'll Be OK!" March 15, 2009 5 Russia Margie & Luke Christie & Jodi Non-Elimination
Leg
10.33 3.1/8
6 "Alright Guys We're at War!" March 22, 2009 6 Russia → India Tammy & Victor Christie & Jodi 5th Eliminated
7th Place
12.42 3.6/9
7 "Gorilla? Gorilla?? Gorilla???" March 29, 2009 7 India → Thailand Tammy & Victor Mel & Mike 6th Eliminated
6th Place
11.99 3.7/9
8 "Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant" April 12, 2009 8 Thailand Margie & Luke Mark & Michael Non-Elimination
Leg
10.57 3.1/8
9 "Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death" April 19, 2009 9 Thailand → China Kisha & Jen Mark & Michael 7th Eliminated
5th Place
10.30 3.0/6
10 "Having a Baby's Gotta Be Easier Than This" April 26, 2009 10 China Jaime & Cara Kisha & Jen Ordered to
Continue Racing
10.27 3.2/9
11 "No More Mr. Nice Guy" May 3, 2009 Tammy & Victor Kisha & Jen 8th Eliminated
4th Place
10.84 3.2/9
12 "This Is How You Lose a Million Dollars" May 10, 2009 11 China → United States Tammy & Victor Margie & Luke 3rd Place 10.49 3.1/9
Jaime & Cara 2nd Place

Leaderboard

This chart shows each teams ranking per leg according to their official check in at the Pit Stop. However, time penalties issued before the start of the next leg due to improperly performed tasks are not reflected here.

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Leg 11 Average Roadblock
1 Tammy & Victor 2 1 8 3 2 1 1 3 2 3 1 1 2.27 5-6
2 Jaime & Cara 7 6 7 5 3 5 2 2 4 1 3 2 4.18 6-5
3 Margie & Luke 1 4 4 4 1 4 4 1 3 2 2 3 2.82 5-6
4 Kisha & Jen 8 7 3 2 6 3 5 4 1 4 4 4.30 5-5
5 Mark & Michael 3 8 5 7 5 6 3 5 5 5.22 5-3
6 Mel & Mike 4 2 1 6 4 2 6 3.57 3-3
7 Christie & Jodi 10 9 6 1 7 7 6.67 3-3
8 Amanda & Kris 5 3 2 8 4.50 1-3
9 Brad & Victoria 6 5 9 6.67 0-3
10 Steve & Linda 9 10 9.50 1-1
11 Preston & Jennifer 11 11.00 1-0
Notes [1] [2][3] [4][5] [6]
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 U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
1: The U-Turn in Leg 4 was a Blind U-Turn; Margie & Luke did not have to reveal themselves to the other teams as having used the U-Turn.
2: The unused Fast Forward in Leg 7 was unaired.
3: Mark & Michael initially arrived 1st, but were issued two 30-minute penalties: one for intentionally tampering with the bike pumps and putting them away at the 2 Miles Detour, and another for hiring a taxi to guide them through the Detour, which was explicitly prohibited in the clue. Two teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping Mark & Michael to 3rd.
4: Kisha & Jen initially arrived 3rd, but were not allowed to check in because they had left their travel documents and money at the location of the Roadblock; they were instructed to retrieve them before they could check in. Tammy & Victor checked in while Kisha & Jen went back, dropping them to 4th; Mark & Michael also arrived during this time, but were unable to check in due to penalties accumulated during the leg (see note 5).
5: Mark & Michael initially arrived 4th, but were issued two 2-hour penalties, both for "using personal belongings to settle a bill" (they had bartered personal items to pay two taxi fares). With just over 3 hours of the penalty time remaining, Kisha & Jen returned to check in 4th. Mark & Michael, in last place at that point, were allowed to check in immediately after Kisha & Jen; however, they were notified the leg was a Non-Elimination Leg, and that the remaining penalty would be assessed at the start of the next Leg.
6: Leg 10 was a double-length leg, with 2 Roadblocks and 2 Detours, shown over two episodes. The placements listed in the first column reflect the order teams arrived at the leg's halfway point. The U-Turn appeared after the second Detour.

Trivia

Franchise

US

  • First season in the American version where none of the couples in love made it to the final three.
    • In fact, the four couples in love were eliminated in the first four legs, and the seven remaining teams were either friends or families.
  • Luke Adams is the first deaf contestant.
  • The Finish Line in Maui is the southernmost in the American version.
  • This is the second season, following The Amazing Race 12, to have two contestants have the name "Jennifer" (Jennifer Hopka and Jen Hoffman, whose real name is also Jennifer).

Reception

  • Logan Saunders at Thesupacoowackiestblogintheuniverse (12/27/2013): "This Is How You Lose a Franchise"

External links

The Amazing Race Season Index
United States 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32
Asia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Australia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Brazil 1
Canada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Central Europe Cancelled
China 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
China Rush 1 · 2 · 3
France 1
Israel 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Latin America 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Norway 1 · 2
Philippines 1 · 2
Ukraine 1
Vietnam 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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