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[01/27/14 - 09:57 AM]
CBS Announces the Cast for the All-Star Edition of the Nine-Time Emmy Award-Winning Series, "The Amazing Race," Premiering Feb. 23
This season, which marks the 24th race around the world for the series, will feature some of the most memorable duos.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THE ALL-STAR EDITION OF THE NINE-TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES, "THE AMAZING RACE," PREMIERING FEB. 23

11 All-Star Teams Including The Globetrotters, The Cowboys, Brendon & Rachel and Dave & Connor Return For Another Chance at $1 Million

CBS announced today the 11 all-star teams returning for another sprint around the globe and the opportunity to win the $1 million dollar prize, on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE, premiering Sunday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan (@philkeoghan) is the host.

This season, which marks the 24th race around the world for the series, will feature some of the most memorable duos. Eleven all-star teams return for another chance to win THE AMAZING RACE, but in a dramatic twist one team will not make it to the starting line. The returning teams include fan favorites The Globetrotters, The Cowboys, Dave & Connor, Brendon & Rachel, and more.

Teams will be put to the test as they travel through four continents and nine countries, spanning more than 35,000 miles. The Race will take them on a mission high above the city in Guangzhou, China, rappelling down the roaring rapids of the Kiansom Waterfall in Malaysia, fighting with Gladiators in Rome, Italy and fueling up vehicles in Sri Lanka.

Following are the 11 all-star teams, listed in no particular order:

Name: Leo Temory
Age: 27
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.
Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur
Follow on twitter: @LeoTemory

Name: Jamal Zadran
Age: 26
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
Current occupation: Owner, Z.I.G. (Zadran Investment Group)
Follow on twitter: @JamalZadran

Connection: Cousins
Nickname: Afghanimals
Previous season: 4th place on season 23 Click here to watch a
Memorable moment: Competing in the Angklung Detour in Indonesia and coming in first place on the leg.

Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 33
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: PhD Student in Biomedical Physics at UCLA
Follow on twitter: @brendonvbb12

Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: TV Personality
Follow on twitter: @RachelEReilly

Connection: Newlyweds
Nickname: Brenchel
Previous season: 3rd place on Season 20
Memorable moment: Unable to complete the Fast Forward in leg 10 when Rachel didn't shave her head.

Name: Jennifer Wayne
Age: 31
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Current occupation: Songwriter
Follow on twitter: @jenwayne

Name: Caroline Cutbirth
Age: 30
Hometown: Waca, Texas
Current occupation: Ramblin' Music Promoter
Follow on twitter: @txsweetcaroline

Connection: Friends
Nickname: The Country Singers. Part of the band Stealing Angels.
Previous season: 4th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: Completed the bog challenge on the penultimate leg in Ireland, though Jen struggled and ultimately led to their demise.

Name: Cord McCoy
Age: 33
Hometown: Tupelo, Okla.
Current occupation: Cowboy
Follow on twitter: @cordmccoy

Name: Jet McCoy
Age: 34
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
Current occupation: Rancher

Connection: Brothers
Nickname: The Cowboys
Previous season: 2nd place in Season 16 and 6th place in Season 18
Memorable moment: The only team to survive a non-elimination, complete a speed bump and place first in a leg following a last place finish.

Name: David O'Leary
Age: 59
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Real Estate Investor
Follow on twitter: @davidolearyslc

Name: Connor O'Leary
Age: 22
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Current occupation: Student and Professional Cyclist
Follow on twitter: @coleary00

Connection: Father/Son Cancer Survivors
Previous season: 8th place Season 22
Memorable moment: Dave ruptured his Achilles tendon and tore his calf muscle at the end of leg two in French Polynesia. Even with Dave's injury, the team went on to place first in the following two legs. Ultimately, they withdrew due to the injury in leg five.

Name: Herbert "Flight Time" Lang
Age: 37
Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
Follow on twitter: @datrotter4

Name: Nate "Big Easy" Lofton
Age: 32
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter

Connection: Friends
Nickname: The Globetrotters
Previous seasons: 4th place in Season 15 and 2nd place in Season 18
Memorable moment: In season 15, after taking a four hour penalty in Leg 11 for not completing the Road Block, they were eliminated in the Czech Republic.

Name: John Erck
Age: 28
Hometown: Mora, Minn.
Current occupation: iOS Developer
Follow on twitter: @johnerck

Name: Jessica Hoel
Age: 27
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
Current occupation: Sales
Follow on twitter: @jessicahoel

Connection: Engaged
Previous season: 9th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: The only team with an Express Pass ever to be eliminated.

Name: Margie O'Donnell
Age: 56
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Current occupation: RN and Sr. Clinical Research Associate

Name: Luke Adams
Age: 28
Hometown: Philadelphia, Penn.
Current occupation: Advancement Associate/Motivational Speaker
Follow on twitter: @lukeadams14

Connection: Mother/Son
Previous seasons: 3rd place in Season 14 and 8th place in Season 18
Memorable moment: Finished in first place in their very first leg in Switzerland where Host Phil Keoghan used sign language to inform them.

Name: Natalie Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Student
Follow on twitter: @natalieeand

Name: Nadiya Anderson
Age: 27
Hometown: Edgewater, N.J.
Current occupation: Studying to be a CrossFit Instructor
Follow on twitter: @nadiyaaand

Connection: Twins
Nickname: Twinnies
Previous season: 4th place in Season 21
Memorable moment: Known for calling each other Twinnies and their exuberant energy.

Name: Joseph "Joey" Graceffa
Age: 22
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeyGraceffa
Follow on twitter: @joeygraceffa

Name: Meghan Caramena
Age: 26
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current occupation: YouTube Host http://www.youtube.com/user/Strawburry17
Follow on twitter: @strawburry17

Connection: Best friends
Previous season: 5th place in Season 22
Memorable moment: U-Turned in leg 10 and ultimately eliminated after struggling to stay ahead of their alliance, Mona & Beth.

Name: William "Bopper" Minton
Age: 43
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Current occupation: Unemployed
Follow on twitter: @BopperMinton

Name: Mark Jackson
Age: 47
Hometown: Clay County, Ky.
Current occupation: Unemployed

Connection: Friends
Nickname: Team Kentucky
Previous season: 5th place in Season 20
Memorable moment: Shaved their heads as part of the Fast Forward but ultimately were eliminated in leg 10.

THE AMAZING RACE sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination, each Team competes in a series of challenges - some mental and some physical - and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1 million.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

Website: www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/amazingrace

Twitter: www.twitter.com/amazingrace_cbs

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet





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