What 16 ‘Amazing Race’ Fan Faves Have Been Up To (PHOTOS)

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Bethany Hamilton Adam Dirks
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Bethany Hamilton & Adam Dirks

The “Soul Surfer,” who lost an arm in a 2003 shark attack, has been working with various charitable efforts in the years since she and her husband finished third in Season 25. The couple, married since 2013, has welcomed two children so far, both boys.

William Bopper Minton Mark Jackson
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William “Bopper” Minton & Mark Jackson

These best friends from Kentucky, who came in fifth in Season 20, returned to TV in 2016 for an Amazing Race-themed primetime special of The Price Is Right and helped their contestant win a trip to South Africa.

Reichen Lehmkuhl Chip Arndt
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Reichen Lehmkuhl & Chip Arndt

The victors of Season 4 split up after the race, and Lehmkuhl went on to date NSYNC alum Lance Bass. Following his split with Bass, Lehmkuhl starred on the short-lived Logo reality show with then-boyfriend Rodiney Santiago. Meanwhile, Arndt went on to run business development for a Miami-based e-commerce software company.

Dave Connor O Leary
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Dave & Connor O’Leary

This father-son duo came in eighth in Season 22 and returned to win the whole shebang two seasons later. Connor is still biking, but he’s also a professional speaker and a businessman behind a successfully Kickstarted “adventure backpack system.” He and Dave also scaled Mount Kilimanjaro recently.

Flight Time Big Easy
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Flight Time & Big Easy

These two Harlem Globetrotters competed on Amazing Race three times, most notably coming in second place in Season 18. Nathaniel “Big Easy” Lofton is still on the Globetrotters’ roster, while Herb “Flight Time” Lang recently released the self-help book, Projects, Popes, and Presidents.

Josh Kilmer-Purcell Brent Ridge
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Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge

The winners of Season 21, this husband-and-husband team launched their Beekman 1802 company in 2008, and it has become “one of the fastest growing lifestyle brands in America,” according to Nasdaq. The “Fabulous Beekman Boys” also got married a year after their win.

Nat Strand Kat Chang
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Nat Strand & Kat Chang

You may remember that these doctors became the first all-female team to win The Amazing Race when they crossed the finish line in Season 17. These days, Chang is working as a physician anesthesiologist; and as of 2017, Strand had gotten married, had welcomed a child, had another child on the way, and was working on raising diabetes awareness.

Rob Amber Mariano
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Rob & Amber Mariano

After coming in second place in Season 7, this couple — already famous for their appearances on Survivor — got hitched and then returned for Season 11 but got the boot in the fourth leg. Post-Race, Rob returned for two more Survivor competitions, ultimately winning Redemption Island in 2011. These days, Rob and Amber are raising four kiddos.

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The Amazing Race is back on CBS with a reality TV showdown between former Race contestants, former Survivor castaways, and former Big Brother housemates.

Meanwhile, it’s hard to believe the Emmy-winning series is now in its 32nd race. We’ve been waxing nostalgic about some of the prior contestants, so we checked in on their post-Race lives.

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Click through the gallery above to see what they’ve been up to in recent years.

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