11 Highs And Lows From Ep. 7 Of The Amazing Race

Episode 7 of The Amazing Race took the racers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.

1. Episode 7 of The Amazing Race took the racers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.

Traveling through new countries while competing against other teams brings with it many highs and many lows. We're talking fist-pumping, celebratory successes and heart-wrenching, extremely frustrating defeats, which sometimes results in getting eliminated from the game. 

All that said, check out 11 of the highest and lowest moments from the latest episode of The Amazing Race.
1. High: When #TeamAlabama found out they were still in the Race.

2. 1. High: When #TeamAlabama found out they were still in the Race.

After 18 attempts, Denise and James Earl (#TeamAlabama) finally completed Episode 6’s "Drops Mic" Detour and proceeded over to Phil at the Pit Stop, certain that their journey had come to an unfortunate end.

However, Phil confirmed that while they came in last place, much their surprise, they were still racing! Celebratory tears fell from their smiling faces as their spirits lifted. 
2. Low: #TeamTexas stopped to do some sightseeing in Paris and lost their lead.

3. 2. Low: #TeamTexas stopped to do some sightseeing in Paris and lost their lead.

While #TheReporters boarded a train traveling through Brussels, Tanner and Josh (#TeamTexas) hung back to explore Paris' Eiffel Tower.

After some time sightseeing the area, the friends finally arrived at the train station only to realize their tour of the city had actually backfired on them. Instead of getting the lead, they boarded a later train with #ThePaparazzi and #TeamAlabama.

"That was stupid," said Josh, disappointed. "Why'd we do that?" 
3. High: When Joey (#TheReporters) selected the correct Van Gogh replica on his first attempt.

4. 3. High: When Joey (#TheReporters) selected the correct Van Gogh replica on his first attempt.

At the "Sunflower" Roadblock, the teams searched around the windmills to find an exact replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers painting. While many racers struggled to pick up on the tiny details, Joey (#TheReporters) had better attention to detail, immediately identifying the incorrect paintings.

He was approved on his first attempt and busted into a loud cheer. 
4. Low: When Rick thought Rotterdam and Amsterdam were the same place.

5. 4. Low: When Rick thought Rotterdam and Amsterdam were the same place.

When #TheCheerleaders hopped off the train at Centraal Station in Rotterdam, #ChacAttack stayed put, still believing they were going to Amsterdam. They showed a picture of the boat to a train employee who confirmed that Vessel 11 was indeed in Rotterdam, the stop where the dancing besties had jumped out. 

"Rotterdam is not Amsterdam, Rotterdam is not Amsterdam," repeated Rick, both embarrassed and frustrated by the error, as they ran off their train and into the correct one.
5. Lower: When #TheCheerleaders didn’t know what country they were in.

6. 5. Lower: When #TheCheerleaders didn’t know what country they were in.

#TheCheerleaders may've gotten off at the right train stop, but they still had no idea what country they were in. 

While chatting with #TheReporters, Tiffany and Krista admitted that they thought they were in Germany. Kelsey said, "You’re being funny, right?" Then, when Joey asked where they thought they were, Krista said she still didn’t know.

Fact: The Netherlands is not Germany.
6. Lowest: When #TeamTexas couldn’t subtract their heart rates.

7. 6. Lowest: When #TeamTexas couldn’t subtract their heart rates.

Subtracting 128 from 152 doesn't seem like a hard equation, but it took #TeamTexas multiple attempts to find the right number.
7. High: When #TheCheerleaders Double-Dutched for 45 seconds straight.

8. 7. High: When #TheCheerleaders Double-Dutched for 45 seconds straight.

Performers Tiffany and Krista skipped their way through a 45-second Double-Dutch routine during the "Skip" Detour, thanks to their ability to easily learn choreography.

It only took them two attempts to complete the Detour, which even impressed their judge, who said, "Wow! Only on the second attempt!"
8. Low: When #ChacAttack got on the wrong tram.

9. 8. Low: When #ChacAttack got on the wrong tram.

In The Hague, Cindy and Rick looked for Tram 1 but, in their haste, mistakenly boarded Tram 9. Concerned when their stop wasn’t showing up on the tram’s monitor, the pair turned to a local, who informed them that they were indeed headed in the wrong direction. 

"We feel like we’re better than this," said Rick, frantically. "But we just make mistakes."
9. High: When #TheGreenTeam got an unexpected surprise after their win.

10. 9. High: When #TheGreenTeam got an unexpected surprise after their win.

At the Peace Palace, Justin and Diana ran to the mat and Phil told them they’d won the fourth leg.

After delivering the news, Phil then asked them to read off how many steps they’d run on their activity trackers. Justin read 14,234 and Diana read 17,639, which equalled a total of 31,873 steps, which would be matched with the same amount in cold, hard cash. 

“We’re back of the pack and we get right back up front," said Justin, who was overjoyed by the unexpected windfall. "And that’s the way we run the Race.”
10. Low: When #ChacAttack was eliminated from the Race.

11. 10. Low: When #ChacAttack was eliminated from the Race.

Sometimes the teams are only separated by seconds in the Race—and for Cindy and Rick, that small gap in time resulted in their elimination.

Together, they walked away holding each other tight, trying to focus on the bright side of things as they looked ahead to the next chapter in their lives. 
 
11. High: When #TeamAlabama completed the leg in second to last place.

12. 11. High: When #TeamAlabama completed the leg in second to last place.

#TeamAlabama was moved to tears when Phil informed them that they were not the last team to arrive and would still be racing toward that $1 million dollar prize. It was the second time in a row they thought their journey had come to an end, so it's no wonder they were washed over by an overwhelming sense of relief. 

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