Host Phil Keoghan was originally skeptical that an all-star edition was feasible.
Over time, Keoghan felt that "as we got more and more really good teams, it [All-Stars] just seemed like it had to happen." This season traveled a little over 45,000 miles (72,000 km), across 30 cities and six continents.
They were the first team to win a season without finishing first in a non-final leg of the race.
A DVD was released on May 1, 2013, courtesy of Amazon's Create Space program.
TV Guide Online: So tell us the story of how you met. I had been a widow for a long time and didn't have much of a personal life. My son, who is a software engineer, told me, "Mom, you need a life. It's the only way you'll be able to do this." And I said, "No way." But he insisted and helped me put my profile on But one day, I read her profile and it said she likes outdoor activities. Joyce: For our first date, we had drinks at a local restaurant.
Afterwards, Bob walked me to my car and when I got in, I thought, "Yes!
The Yield was available on each leg, though it was not presented on each episode.
The non-elimination penalty meant teams finishing last on non-elimination legs were stripped of any money they had accumulated and received no money at the start of the next leg.
The Amazing Race 5 is the fifth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race.Still, the latest team to face Philimination on CBS's The Amazing Race (Tuesdays, 10pm/ET) was also one of the most popular thanks to their upbeat attitudes, strong racing skills and all-around good-heartedness.Here the New Jersey natives reminisce about their first date, and look ahead to the future. Actually, I passed over it several times because she looked like a girly girl and I was looking for someone who liked outdoor things.Both claim that since they ran in different circles of friends, they never would have met one another if not for this website and have been loving life, and each other, ever since.Bob has two adult children and Joyce has three, all of whom are very happy and supportive of their parents' relationship.