The Amazing Race

Season 14 Episode 1

Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 15, 2009 on CBS
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Eleven new teams take off on a race around the world for one-million dollars in the premiere of the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race. The teams take off from the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base near Long Beach, California. They immediately receive a clue instructing them to fly to either Zurich or Milan and then travel by train to Locarno, Switzerland. Once in Switzerland, the teams travel to the Church of San Antonio. Upon signing a register, they receive a message from a priest with one of three departure times for the next morning: 7:15 A.M., 7:30 A.M. and 7:45 A.M. After camping out that night, the teams travel to the Verzasca Dam (Valle Verzasca) and face a Roadblock requiring "nerves and steel"-- a 70 story bungee jump. After completing this jump, the second-highest in the world, the teams travel by train to the Interlaken and search for Kleine Rugen Wiese. There, they take part in a task requiring them to join the local workforce and transport 200 pounds of cheese from an aging shed to the bottom of a hill. To aid in this task, teams don an an antique cheese rack, but many racers end up simply carrying cheese or sliding slowly down the hill when their cheese racks break. Upon completing this task, the teams receive a clue instructing them to travel to the last postal bus stop in the town of Stechelberg. They then listen for a group of yodelers to lead them to the leg's Pit Stop. In the end, two teams find themselves in an extremely close foot-race, with one falling just slightly behind and being eliminated.moreless

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