The Amazing Race 17 is the seventeenth installment of the reality television show The Amazing Race. The Amazing Race 17 features 11 teams of two, each with a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world.
The seventeenth cycle started on Sunday, September 26, 2010. It aired on CBS in the United States in a special 90-minute episode; then returned to its normal hour-long format the following week on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the season finale on December 12, 2010. The show was again hosted by Phil Keoghan.
The 11 teams begin their worldwide journey; the team that finishes the challenge in first place earns a game-changing advantage.
The ten remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Eastnor Castle in England to continue their race around the world for one million dollars.
The remaining teams continue racing in Leg 3, where a challenging detour tests one couple's relationship, while another team's Racer requires medical attention, threatening their position in the competition.
The nine remaining teams set off from the Pit Stop at Awusa Ntso's house in Ghana on the fourth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The eight remaining teams depart the Pit Stop along the Norwegian border in Swedish Lapland on the fifth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The race continues in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Teams are clowning around when they learn a traditional Russian circus act, but it's no joke when multiple teams make a critical error and misread a clue, jeopardizing their positions in the Race.
The six remaining teams continue on the eighth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The five remaining teams depart the Pit Stop at Al Alam Palace in Oman on the ninth leg of a race around the world for one million dollars.
The remaining teams continue with the tenth leg of The Amazing Race.
The final four teams travel to South Korea where they battle it out on water and ice to make the final three in the penultimate leg of the race.
The final three teams soar to new heights over Southern California, competing in the final leg for a shot at the million-dollar prize and, for two teams, the chance to become the first ever all-female team to win the series.