MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Two UW-Madison graduate students will compete for $1 million in the upcoming season of "The Amazing Race" on CBS.
Maya Warren and Amy DeJong call their team "The Sweet Scientists." They're among 11 teams of two that will be seen traveling 26,000 miles through 8 countries and 20 cities, with the goal of performing numerous tasks in the shortest amount of time.
Warren and DeJong are both PHD candidates at Madison, conducting research in the food science lab.
They hope to follow in the footsteps of Dave and Rachel Brown of Madison, who won "The Amazing Race" in 2012.
This is the 25th season of the Emmy-winning reality show. One of the contestants is Bethany Hamilton -- who lost one of her arms in a shark attack while surfing.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)