How was competing on the Race different than how you thought it would be?
Darius: "It’s a lot more mentally draining than I anticipated. It’s stressful to have little to no idea what you’re doing with a camera recording your every mistake. There’s also the stuff that you don’t see on the show, like waiting for hours at airports, that can really sap your energy.
I underestimated the potential ambiguity of the clues, as well. When you’re watching the show, Phil explains each challenge clearly and it’s easily digestible for the audience. However, when you’re on the Race, you only have the clue and sometimes things can get confusing."
Cameron: "Until you actually rip open a clue, you have no idea what the Race is really about. On TV, the challenges and modes of transportation are simplified to a level that makes the Race look like a cakewalk. In reality, it’s stressful, exhausting, and the clues are vague in some cases. Despite all that, I would do it again in a heartbeat."