The Amazing Race 14 is the fourteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 14 featured 11 teams of two, with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world.
The season premiered on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and aired on Sunday nights with the season finale on May 10, 2009. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Eleven new teams take off on a race around the world for one-million dollars in the premiere of the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race.
The remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop in Stechelberg in the Burmese Alps and receive a clue instructing them to fly to Munich, Germany and then drive to Ruhpolding, where they will ride a cable car to the top of the mountain. A scramble for flights results in eight teams boarding the earliest-arriving flight, with two lagging behind.
The remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at the Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria and receive a clue instructing them to travel by train to Munich and then fly 700 miles to Bucharest, Romania.
The eight remaining teams set off from the Vila Panoramic and receive a clue instructing them to fly through Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, Siberia and then travel to the hydroelectric dam depicted on the back of Russia's ten ruble note.
Having shaken off the shock of the fourth elimination, the seven remaining teams set off from their Pit Stop at the Theater of Musical Comedy in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, and receive a clue instructing them to ride the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The seven remaining teams depart from their Pit Stop at the "Siberian Colosseum," leaving the cold of Siberia and flying nearly 2,000 miles to the heat of Jaipur, India.
The six remaining teams depart India and travel to another sweltering location: Phuket, Thailand. A task forces teams to get up close and personal with a tiger. Margie suffers a collapse due to the intense heat.
The remaining five teams continue on with the race, this time heading for Bangkok, Thailand. The teams participate in task required them to perform karaoke. After making a critical mistake, Mark and Michael get into an argument over their commitment to the race.
The five remaining teams resume the race, this time traveling to Guilin, China. During the Detour, one Racer is frustrated when a dancing judge doesn't understand their question, and two Teams battle each other throughout the leg, leading to a full-blown mat meltdown.
In an Olympic-themed task in Beijing, Teams swim the same distance that Michael Phelps swam in the 400 meter individual medley, and two Teams continue to hold a grudge against each other.
The Racers must eat fried scorpions at a Roadblock, but even the distaste of a scorpion pales in comparison to the cutthroat behavior of a Team that publicly throws another under a bus with a U-Turn.
Following a Race that spanned three continents, nine countries and 40,000 miles, Tammy and Victor, Cara and Jaime and Luke and Margie will square off in a grueling final leg that will test their endurance, their memory and one Racer's karma.