7mate to fast track The Amazing Race

The Seven network will air The Amazing Race – fast tracked –  on its digital channel 7mate.  

The announcement:

7mate will fast track THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS from Sunday, February 27 at 6:30pm. The 18th season of the Emmy award-winning reality series will feature eleven former teams returning for another shot at the $1 million dollars in prize money after narrowly missing out on their first trip around the globe.

The upcoming series hosted by Phil Keoghan will see competing teams travel 40,000 miles through 5 continents and 23 cities, including Sydney.

The all-star cast of THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS will feature fan favourites from previous seasons including The Cowboys, former NFL cheerleaders, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Goths.

The competing teams will begin their journey around the globe at San Gorgonio Pass, one of the windiest places on the planet before travelling to Liechtenstein where they must measure the length of the entire country while riding a motorized bicycle. They will also travel to Tokyo, Japan, where they must endure the freezing waters from Mount Fuji as part of a spiritual ritual.

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 $1 million.

THE AMAZING RACE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS will precede Seven’s launch of The Amazing Race Australia hosted by Grant Bowler. Eleven teams will give the race a distinctively Aussie feel when they embark on a 50,000 kilometre worldwide adventure.

Source: Seven Network press release


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