From Sochi to the world: US Olympians Langton, Dudek compete in ‘The Amazing Race’
They’ve raced on the track at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and now two American medalists are taking their competitive spirit — and their ability to get along with each another — on the road in the upcoming season of "The Amazing Race."
Double bronze medal-winning bobsledder Steven Langton has teamed up with 2010 Vancouver speedskating bronze medalist Aly Dudek in Season 26 of the reality TV competition.
They will compete against 10 other dating couples — including New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight and partner Harley Rodriguez — in an all-dating edition of the Emmy-winning CBS reality TV juggernaut, in which pairs race around the world for a $1 million prize.
Boston native Langton, 31, and Wisconsinite Dudek, 24, have been dating for seven months.
In an additional twist to the duos who are already in relationships, five couples competing are meeting for the first time at the starting line in what is touted as "the most extreme blind date ever."
See whether Langton and Dudek can improve their podium finish when Season 26 of "TAR" premieres at 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.
— Ashley Wagner (@AshWagner2010) January 20, 2015