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The Fabulous Beekman Boys crowned winners of The Amazing Race

6/16/2014
The Fabulous Beekman Boys crowned winners of The Amazing Race The Fabulous Beekman Boys crowned winners of The Amazing Race

The Fabulous Beekman Boys stars Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge crossed the finish line first with $1 million to their name and were crowned the champions of The Amazing Race on Sunday's (09Dec12) finale. After 25,000 miles, three continents, and nine countries, Josh and Brent from Sharon Springs, New York were awarded the grand prize for winning the race around the world. The season 21 finale kicked off with a flight to the Loire Valley in France, where the four remaining teams plowed through country fields with horses, searched Leonardo DaVinci's burial site, and scavenged through mushroom caves. At the end of the leg, twins Natalie and Nadiya Anderson fell just short of making it to the finals, as their journey on the race came to a halt. Although they came in last on the previous leg and even had to complete an extra challenge, the sisters managed to keep it a close race until the very end. For the 12th and final leg of the race, the top three teams, Trey and Lexi, Josh and Brent, and Jaymes and James, flew back stateside to New York City. Their first clue was at the famous Coney Island, where they were instructed to make their way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There, one person from each team had to complete the roadblock which was to escape a strait jacket while dangling upside down from a bungee cord, in the style of acclaimed magician, Harry Houdini. After each person fell 15 stories in the air, they made their way to Lombardi's which is known as the Big Apple's first pizzeria. From there, they had to deliver 10 pizzas to three different loyal customers. Texas couple Trey and Lexi stayed in first after making correct deliveries, while Chippendale dancers Jaymes and James managed to catch up with the goat farmers Josh and Brent after they made two mistakes. The next clue took the teams to the United Nations, where all three teams were tied up during the final roadblock challenge which proved to be the most difficult task on the leg. One contestant from the team had to pair up the words for 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' from all nine U.N. countries they visited and match it to the corresponding country. Unbeknownst to them, host Phil Keoghan had given them clues at each pit stop, pointing out that that word meant either hello or goodbye in that particular language. The challenge turned out to be more of a guessing game than a game of memory, as each team took over two and a half hours to complete the road block. Finally, Josh was the first contestant to finish the challenge and raced off to the final pit stop. Not far behind were Jaymes and James, who finished in second. Lagging behind was Trey and Lexi, as the agony of defeat started to kick in. There to greet the goat farmers in famed Gotham Hall were the eight teams who were previously eliminated from the race. The boys were clearly overjoyed with emotion, as Keoghan finally named them the winners of The Amazing Race and the million dollar prize. Josh, who was looking forward to paying off the mortgage for their farm with the prize money, gushed over their win. As underdogs the entire race - and never finishing first until the last leg that mattered - the couple consistently played a nice, fair game which they think helped them cross the finish line first. He said, "We hope that winning this actually proves to all the underdogs out there that it doesn't actually matter how bad things are going at the moment. You just can't quit. Nice guys do finish first sometimes."

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