The Amazing Race is a reality television game show which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at “pit stops” at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg. Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety of transportation modes, including airplanes, hot-air balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxicabs, car, trains, buses, boats, and by foot. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. These challenges are related in some manner to the country wherein they are located or its culture. Teams are progressively eliminated until three are left; at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize.
The Amazing Race season 21 follows the same concept as the previous 20 installments, however, while the prize for winning the Race remains at US$1 million, if the team that comes in first in the first leg wins the race, the prize will double to US$2 million.
For Ryan and Abbie the Race consisted of three parts, 1) training and preparation 2) the Race and 3) watching it all back on television.
Enjoy the pictures below of all three phases of their Race.