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The Amazing Race 16 is the sixteenth installment of the reality television show, The Amazing Race. It premiered on February 14, 2010.

Teams

Dan & Jordan
 1st place 
Dan & Jordan
Brothers
Jet & Cord
 2nd place 
Jet & Cord
Brothers/Cowboys
Brent & Caite
 3rd place 
Brent & Caite
Dating Models
Louie & Michael
 4th place 
Louie & Michael
Detectives
Carol & Brandy
 5th place 
Carol & Brandy
Dating
Steve & Allie
 6th place 
Steve & Allie
Father/Daughter
Jordan & Jeff
 7th place 
Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating
Joe & Heidi
 8th place 
Joe & Heidi
Married
Monique & Shawne
 9th place 
Monique & Shawne
Moms/Attorneys
Jody & Shannon
 10th place 
Jody & Shannon
Grandmother/ Granddaughter
Dana & Adrian
 11th place 
Dana & Adrian
High School Sweethearts

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
(18-49)
1 "Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt" February 14, 2010 1 United States → Chile Jordan & Jeff Dana & Adrian 1st Eliminated
11th Place
9.00[1] 2.8/7[1]
2 "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" February 21, 2010 2 Chile Jet & Cord Jody & Shannon 2nd Eliminated
10th Place
9.01[2] 2.9/7[2]
3 "Run Like Scalded Dogs!" February 28, 2010 3 Chile → Argentina Jet & Cord Monique & Shawne 3rd Eliminated
9th Place
10.24[3] 3.2/8[3]
4 "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" March 7, 2010 4 Argentina → Germany Louie & Michael Jordan & Jeff Non-Elimination
Leg
8.05[4] 4.5/7[4]
5 "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" March 14, 2010 5 Germany → France Louie & Michael Joe & Heidi 4th Eliminated
8th Place
10.23[5] 3.0/8[5]
6 "Cathy Drone?" March 21, 2010 6 France Louie & Michael Jordan & Jeff 5th Eliminated
7th Place
11.99[6] 3.8/9[6]
7 "Anonymous?" March 28, 2010 7 France → Seychelles Steve & Allie Jet & Cord Non-Elimnation
Leg
13.02[7] 4.0/10[7]
8 "You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" April 4, 2010 8 Seychelles → Malaysia Jet & Cord Steve & Allie 6th Eliminated
6th Place
9.14[8] 2.7/8[8]
9 "Dumb Did Us In" April 11, 2010 9 Malaysia → Singapore Dan & Jordan Carol & Brandy 7th Eliminated
5th Place
12.21[9] 3.3/10[9]
10 "I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily" April 25, 2010 10 Singapore → China Jet & Cord Louie & Michael Non-Elimination
Leg
9.14[10] 2.7/8[10]
11 "They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language" May 2, 2010 11 China Brent & Caite Louie & Michael 8th Eliminated
4th Place
10.49[11] 3.0/9[11]
12 "Huger Than Huge" May 9, 2010 12 China → United States Dan & Jordan Brent & Caite 3rd Place 10.63[12] 2.9/9[12]
Jet & Cord 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 Leg 12 Average Roadblock
1 Dan & Jordan 8 8 6 6+ 4 5 2 5 1 3 3 1 4.33 6-5
2 Jet & Cord 3 1 1 4^ 3 4 6 1 3 1 2 2 2.58 6-6
3 Brent & Caite 7 4 7 7- 6 6 3 4 2 2 1 3 4.33 7-5
4 Louie & Michael 9 9 8 1^ 1 1 4 3 4 4 4 4.36 6-5
5 Carol & Brandy 6 3 3 5+ 5 2 5 2 5 4.00 4-4
6 Steve & Allie 4 7 2 2~ 2 3 1 6 3.38 4-3
7 Jordan & Jeff 1 6 5 8- 7 7 5.67 2-3
8 Joe & Heidi 5 2 4 3~ 8 4.40 2-2
9 Monique & Shawne 2 5 9 5.33 1-2
10 Jody & Shannon 10 10 10.00 1-1
11 Dana & Adrian 11 11.00 0-1
Notes [1][2][3] [4] [5][6][7] [8] [9]
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
Same symbols (^, ~, +, -, =, *) denote the teams that worked together during an Intersection

Notes:
1: Brent & Caite initially arrived 2nd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for going on foot instead of taking the Ascensor Artillería after the Roadblock as instructed in their clue; five teams checked-in during the penalty time, dropping them to 7th.
2: Dan and Jordan initially arrived 4th, but were issued a 15-minute penalty for losing a paintbrush during the additional task; four teams, including Brent and Caite, whose penalty time expired before Dan & Jordan's, checked-in during the penalty time, dropping them to 8th.
3: Dana & Adrian failed to complete the Roadblock in Leg 1. After Adrian's second failed attempt and after all other teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop, host Phil Keoghan came out to the Roadblock location and eliminated them.
4: Brent & Caite left the Pit Start 3 hours and 5 minutes after their scheduled departure time because both had to be treated for dehydration at the emergency room in a local hospital. They departed last instead of 4th.
5: The U-Turn in Leg 5 was a Blind U-Turn; Louie & Michael did not have to reveal themselves to the other teams as having used the U-Turn.
6: Brent & Caite initially arrived 6th, but missed the clue at the U-Turn, having arrived at their additional task by chance. They had to backtrack to the U-Turn to retrieve their clue. This did not affect their placement.
7: Joe & Heidi failed to complete the second Detour task (In the Trenches) that they had to do as a result of being U-Turned. After all of the other teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop, host Phil Keoghan came out to their location and eliminated them.
8: Brent and Caite initially arrived 3rd, but did not complete the Detour, having arrived at the Pit Stop accidentally by chance after following Carol & Brandy. They had to backtrack to complete the Detour and later checked in 6th.
9: Jet & Cord initially arrived 5th, but did not retrieve the clue giving directions to the Pit Stop after completing the Roadblock. They were required to backtrack to retrieve the clue. Carol & Brandy checked in during this time, dropping Jet & Cord to last place, but they were not eliminated as it was a Non-Elimination Leg.

Trivia

Franchise

  • First season to visit Seychelles.
  • First team to perform a Speed Bump and come in 1st in the same leg (Jet & Cord, leg 8).
  • First season in which there are two Roadblocks in a leg that is not a Superleg (leg 10).

US

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