Cast for ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 19 announced
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Southern California mariner Zac Sunderland, the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone, will be among the participants when the 19th season of CBS’ ‘The Amazing Race’ premieres Sept. 25.
The 19-year-old Sunderland, who was 17 when he completed his 13-month quest to sail around the world alone in 2009, will be paired with his father, yacht manager Laurence Sunderland. That’s the Thousand Oaks duo on the top row, far left, in the photo above.
The show will spotlight 11 new teams racing around the globe, including first-time visits to Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium and Denmark. The teams will travel through four continents and 20 cities and cover nearly 40,000 miles.
One team will feature Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin, who are Olympic snowboarders. Former NFL player and coach Marcus Pollard will be paired with his wife and business owner Amani Pollard. ‘Survivor’ winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca will comprise another team.
[For the Record, 5:26 p.m. Aug. 31: Earlier versions of this post conflated the number of years and seasons that “The Amazing Race” has been on television. The cycle of shows beginning Sept. 25 will be the 19th season of the series, which is marking 10 years since it debuted.]
-- Greg Braxton