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Vanck Zhu

Age: 28
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Current occupation: Investment Research
Teammate: Ashton Theiss

Describe what you do: I analyze stocks and bonds for investment purposes.

3 words to describe you: Intellectual, objective and resourceful.

Favorite hobbies: Reading, thinking, table tennis, sports, photography and trying new things.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Successful career in financial industry.

What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick.

What excites you most about traveling? Seeing the world and meeting people.

What qualities do you hope your partner has? People skills.

What qualities will be hard for you to put up with in a partner? Stubbornness.

What do you think will be the biggest challenge you and your teammate face? Understanding each other's strengths and weaknesses.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Antarctica because it is so remote.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Challenge myself and broaden my perspective.

Follow on Twitter and Instagram: @vanckzhu