UW-Madison professor Dave Brown and his wife Rachel Brown beat out ten other pairs to win the 20th season of CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” claiming the contest’s $1 million prize.
Brown is an assistant professor of military science at UW-Madison. He also spent a year in Iraq with the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
The two-hour season finale, which aired Sunday, followed the four remaining teams on the last two legs of the contest.
The Browns, after missing a critical ferry, battled back from last place in the Japanese leg. They not only avoided elimination but also were the first team to finish the season’s second-to-last leg; breaking a series record with first-place finishes in seven legs.
A technicality at the last stage almost cost the Browns their victory, but they were able to redo their last challenge and beat out the other two teams to the finish in Honolulu, Hawaii.