The Amazing Race (Season 30) in Amazing Race Posted January 11 Previously on The Amazing Race, our most competitive season ever began with a splash. In Iceland, Team Goat Yoga got off to a rocky start, while others were steady as a rock. Team Big Brother's Cody sped through the Roadblock and Team Slam Dunk was called for a foul and received a penalty. Extreme skiiers Kristi and Jen gave it their best shot and took the gold. Cedric and Shawn were spared from elimination. In the end, it came down to inches in the closest finish we've ever had. And the Ring Girls got knocked out of the game. 10 teams remain. Who will be eliminated next? We see at the end of the last pitstop that Kristi is sick and Jen is sitting with her. Jen says they are all in for the race and Kristi says they are glad to be there and she is good as new. Kristi and Jen depart at 8:08 and will be the first team to leave the sparsely populated country of Iceland. After flying to Amsterdam, they will board a train and fly to Antwerp, Belgium where they’ll need to find a chocolate shop by 9 AM. Chocolate is so revered there that 10% of the entire population makes it. They’ll get their next clue from Stan, a Chocolatier in downtown Antwerp. Cody and Jess head out with Henry and Evan right behind. All teams have left and have gotten their tickets and they are all on the same flight. All teams are at the chocolate shop and are waiting to run it at 9 AM. Roadblock: What do you get if you take a 100 plus foot crane and some rope ladders? An opportunity to get so high you can almost see all of Belgium. This is sky climb, the latest, greatest, death defying adrenaline rush in town. Now a roadblock for teams here in Belgium…their next clue looks very small from here. That’s a long way up! Cedric and Shawn are first to the crane, with Chris and Trevor quickly behind. Jessica and Cody arrive next with Joey and Tim behind them. April and Sarah are lost. Brittany and Lucas saw the cranes but Brittany wasn’t sure if it was the right one. Shawn, Chris, Jessica, and Joey climb the ladders for the respective teams. Shawn’s clue falls off, but he still has to climb to the top and touch the top rung of the ladder. Cody shouts encouragement to Jessica and says he’s proud of her because she’s so fearless. All four of them have completed the Roadblock. Detour: Old Print: Phil tells us few inventions have had more impact on civilization than the printing press, which made it possible to distribute information to the masses for the first time. When you think about how easy it is to send a message around today, this gives you a real appreciation for just how painstaking this pioneering printing process was. Something teams will now experience when they try and print a clue. Diamond Glint: Phil explains what he is holding is the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, pure carbon formed by heat and pressure. 80% of the world’s rough diamonds come here to Antwerp to be cut, a multi-billion dollar business. He shows a necklace worth $44, 565, based on it’s carat, color, and clarity, three factors teams will need to consider when evaluating three diamonds. They’ll then add those values to the cost of an unfinished necklace and calculate the total value for their next clue. Trevor and Chris and Tim and Joey choose diamond glint and Shawn and Cedric and Jessica and Cody choose old print. As they are leaving for the detour, no other teams have yet arrived. We see the other teams who are still looking for the crane’s and seem to be lost. Alex and Connor grab a cab and the driver says it’s only 100 meters away. Henry and Evan are 4th. April and Sarah are 6th with Lucas and Brittany and Kristi and Jen right behind in 7th and 8th. Alex and Connor arrive in 9th, with Eric and Daniel the last to arrive. Evan, Sarah, Lucas, and Kristi are climbing for their respective teams. They all got their clue and all of those teams except Sarah and April choose old print. Cody and Jessica are the first to arrive at old print and Shawn and Cedric come in right after. Alex and Connor are the final two to climb the ladders and they both have their clues. Alex and Connor are doing diamond glint and Eric and Daniel are doing old print. Brittany and Lucas are struggling to get a taxi and they are bickering a little. All teams that have arrived for the detours are figuring out what they need to do and begin working. Cody says this task is meticulous and he’s not too worried about the other teams right now. They take theirs to check if it’s ready and they have made a mistake and have to start over. Cedric and Shawn think they are ready for their printing and they are. They get their clue printed but see they have some letters backwards and wrong and have to fix that. They fix it and Cedric and Shawn have their clue and they look for help to translate it. Trevor and Chris get a check and their estimation is $78,896 but the actual value is $98,620. They are wrong and have to try again. Joey and Tim try and they are wrong on theirs as well. Kristi and Jen are getting their printwork checked and they are right and they have their next clue. Cody and Jessica have completed their clue and they are done. Cedric and Shawn have arrived at the next clue box. It’s time to go head-to-head! Phil tells us that it’s believed what we call French Fries were actually invented by Belgiums and they called them Frites. They love them so much they sometimes dress up in giant Frites costumes to race. Now the most competitive group of racers ever assembled will face their first ever head-to-head competition on The Amazing Race. A member from each of these highly competitive teams will race around the obstacle course. Winners will check in at the pitstop and the losers will have to wait for the next team to race again. If they lose the final race, they will be eliminated. They may switch partners between races. Henry and Evan are done, but Brittany and Lucas had theirs backward. Eric and Daniel also had theirs backward and they think they chose the wrong detour. Jessica and Cody arrive second at the pitstop cluebox. Henry and Evan arrive in the third. Cody is racing against Cedric. Cedric has dropped a bag and has to go back and pick it up. Cody is leading. Cedric goes around a turn and drops all of his bags off his dolly. Cody crosses the line and is the winner. Cody and Jessica are the first to hit the mat at the pit stop. They have won $2,500 each. Cedric and Shawn have to go again against the next team. Trevor and Chris have figured out the value of their necklace and they have their clue. Brittany and Lucas have a few letters wrong and they have to try again. Eric and Daniel are struggling and they decide to switch to diamond glint. We have Shawn against Henry in the next race. Henry has lost his shoe and he’s struggling a little bit. Shawn is struggling a little bit too but he’s in the lead. Shawn has finished the race and they are the second team to check in at the pitstop. Evan is now against Kristi for the next race. Evan is struggling quickly and runs into a barricade. Kristi is going slow and steady. Phil says it’s a little like slalom skiing. Evan has lost a bag and Kristi finishes first. Kristi and Jen are the third team to check in at the pitstop. Trevor and Chris have arrived and Chris is going against Henry. Chris steers off track quickly but recovers. Henry is going slow and Chris passes him and Henry drops some of his bags of Frites. Chris has crossed the finish line. Trevor and Chris are the fourth team to check-in at the pit stop. April and Sarah are still at diamond glint. Alex and Connor finish diamond glint and they are off. Joey and Tim also finish and they are off too. Brittany and Lucas finish old print and they have their clue. April and Sarah and Eric and Daniel are the last two teams at diamond glint. Alex and Connor have arrived and Alex is going against Evan for the race. Both of them are off and Alex is in the lead very quickly. Sarah hits an obstruction but she keeps everything on the dolly. Evan has lost a bag on another turn and Alex finishes for their team. Alex and Connor are the fifth team to the mat for the pitstop. Lucas and Brittany have arrived and it’s Lucas vs Henry. Henry struggles and recovers and then Lucas struggles and Henry loses a bag. This is a very close race but Henry runs into another barricade. Henry hits the bridge and Lucas crosses the finish line. Brittany and Lucas are the sixth team to arrive at the pitstop. Tim and Joey are at the race and Tim is going against Evan. Tim is out of control a bit, but slows down to maintain the lead. Phil notes that Evan and Henry are both tired and exhausted from them losing so many races. Tim crosses the finish line and Tim and Joey are the seventh team to hit the mat at the pitstop. Back at diamond glint, April and Sarah finish their task and they get their clue and they are able to move on. Eric and Daniel try and they also have finished and they are on their way to the race. Henry is going to go again and he’s going to use a different strategy against April. Henry cut in front of April and he is leading, but April is not far behind. Henry is focused. Henry is at the bridge and gets over it and he falls as he’s crossing the line, but he recovers and Henry and Evan are team number 8 at the pitstop. Eric and Daniel have now arrived and it’s time for the last race. Sarah thinks April should run again. Phil explains this is the last race, they have one shot and if they lose then they are out of the race. April vs Daniel are off. Daniel has lost some Frites but he recovers and is right behind April. April gets twisted and they hit each other. Daniel takes the lead. Daniel crosses the finish line. Daniel and Eric are team number 9 and they check-in at the pitstop. April and Sarah come in and Phil gives April huge props for going out a second time. Eric and Daniel say April and Sarah finished the diamonds first and they were the better team today. April and Sarah have been eliminated from the race.