This was the first season in which an eliminated team was absent from the finish line, where teams normally cheer on the finalists, as Dallas Imbimbo (of Toni & Dallas) had misplaced his passport and the team's money in Russia on the penultimate leg. Embassy in Russia, but it was still too late for Dallas and his mother to join their fellow racers at the finish line.
This had been hinted at in promotional materials aired before the Race began, where CBS revealed that one team made "an unprecedented mistake that ultimately prohibit[ed] them from joining their fellow Racers at the finish line." In a post-race interview, Dallas revealed that the loss of the passport and money was partly caused by the changing of a microphone battery by production. Andrew Lappitt and Daniel "Dan" Honig (of Andrew & Dan) stated in a post-race interview that the second U-Turn was available on Leg 9 but it was not used by any teams, thus it was not aired in the show.
Her biggest accomplishment has been raising her son.
The Amazing Race 13 spanned 40,000 miles (64,000 km) in 23 days, visiting eight different countries.
This included the series' first visits to Bolivia, Cambodia and Kazakhstan, and return visits to Brazil, New Zealand, India, and Russia, with the finish line in Portland, Oregon.
The sequestered teams met up with the decoy teams in the final destination city, to cheer the final three teams at the finish line.
(The exception was Toni & Dallas, who were stuck in Russia after their elimination due to the loss of Dallas' passport.) CBS posted short videos on its website after each episode aired in the Pacific Time Zone to show the eliminated teams interacting at the villa.
Retrieved from Toni and Dallas have always been there for each other and will let nothing come between them.
They are hoping the Race will provide them with some quality family time they've been missing out on since Dallas has been away at college - and maybe even a million dollars.This was the first season in which racers did not use an available U-Turn (a race feature introduced in the previous season).In addition, while the editing of the finale strongly suggested that Andrew and Dan were so far behind that they were simply sent directly to the finish line after Nick and Starr won the race, it was later confirmed that they did finish the tasks on the leg before arriving in 3rd place, coming in around 20 minutes after Ken and Tina finished in 2nd place.Placements are listed in finishing order: The first five teams eliminated were sequestered at a villa in Acapulco, Mexico to await the finale.Subsequently eliminated teams telephoned to inform the teams at the villa of their elimination, but continued to run the race as decoys to throw off spoilers to the final outcome of the race.CBS had originally planned to only air one installment of The Amazing Race (season 12) in the 2007–08 season, but due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, CBS ordered a 13th installment as a replacement for programs affected by the strike.