The Amazing Race 16 is the sixteenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 16 features eleven teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world.
The sixteenth cycle started on Sunday, February 14, 2010. It aired on CBS in the United States on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on May 9, 2010, and in Canada, the show premiered on the A-Channel, not CTV, but it returned to CTV after the Winter Olympics concluded. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan.
Eleven Teams depart Los Angeles for Chile, where Racers find themselves dangling 120 feet in the air, battling exhaustion and their fear of heights in order to stay alive in the game, and one Team discovers that Brazilian currency will not get them very far in Chile
A Roadblock turns into a recipe for pain when one Racer encounters a moody cow, and things turn sour when a newly formed alliance rubs teams the wrong way.
One team ends up in the hospital with food poisoning while the other teams struggle through cowboy challenges to make it through this leg of the race.
Racers must navigate an unfamiliar and confusing train system without their teammates, take a dive over Hamburg and reunite for a nausea-inducing lesson in German gastronomy.
A World War I reenactment - complete with air attacks, gunfire and explosions - tests the Racers' nerves, and one Team finds that their cocky attitude may cost them dearly when a Blind U-Turn comes into play
Racers are less than bubbly after sprinting to the wrong Detour location, and one Racer tests the power of duct tape after their car becomes a casualty of the Race
Teams take a stunning helicopter ride to a remote island paradise where they must race with a giant tortoise and search for a message in a bottle at the bottom of the sea
Teams find that luck doesn't pick sides in a sweat-drenched test of endurance where they must choose to face a 153-step climb or take a 35-foot-high lesson in Chingay
Tempers and tensions flare when Racers place a target on one Team's back, and feuds come to a head when a U-turn comes into play
After noodling their way through their first Roadblock, Teams are forced to complete a second Roadblock, and the fate of two Teams lies in the hands of confused cabbies
The Final 4 teams struggle with the language barrier in Shanghai while sorting through hundreds of golden Buddhas and thousands of Chinese stamps in their pursuit for a spot in the Final 3.
With the million-dollar prize on the line, Racers come face-to-face with Darth Vader, and Teams drop all pretense of friendliness after a cut in line cuts into another Team's time while an angry confrontation awaits another at the finish line, on the 16th season finale of THE AMAZING RACE