Sunday, February 15, 2009

Deaf Team Leads Amazing Race!

A deaf man and his mother are in first place after this season’s premiere of The Amazing Race. The show features 11 teams, including Margie and Luke Adams from Denver, Colorado. When they arrived first at the end of the episode's leg, host Phil Keoghan signed to them "You're Team number one." For coming in first place, they won a trip for two to Puerto Vallarta. Luke told the audience he just wanted to show people what a deaf person can do. Luke has been deaf since the age of two and communicates by sign language. The 22-year-old is the first deaf contestant on the CBS show. His mother, Marge, is 51-years-old and works as a clinical research associate. Over the 12 episodes, the teams will travel more than 40,000 miles in 22 days to nine countries, including Switzerland, India and Russia. On the first show, they faced the challenge of making a bungee jump. In future episodes they'll have to deal with the cold of Siberia and the heat of India. MORE INFO