TME: I haven't seen you two mess up throughout the season and on the last leg when it counts you make it to the mat only to find out you haven't completed the road block, what was that sinking feeling like?
Dave: It was a non-descript clue, we made it from the last challenge and stumbled upon the route marker after our cab driver was oblivious to where the location was. Then to arrive and see all the other teams there, we went from an absolute high to a bottomless low. It was gut-wrenching.
Rachel: We thought we were definitely going to come in last. We didn't think we stood a chance after we messed up that bad.
TME: How did the race change your relationship?
Rachel: I think we got to spend quality time together. Dave was in Iraq for his job for a year so the fact that I got to learn a lot about what he did over there was great.
Dave: It didn't translate well, but we were really supportive of each other.
TME: Which leg was your favorite?
Rachel: Africa by far. It was unbelievable.
Dave: Definitely Tanzania with the exception of tent construction.
TME: Any plans for your winnings?
Rachel: We need to save up for vacation time and we're going to also pay off the mortgage.
Dave: I'm looking forward to the financial freedom of not paying a mortgage.
TME: What do you do now that the race is over? Go back to your everyday lives?
Dave: As everyday as our lives are. Rachel travels every week so she'll continue to do that and I'll be at the University of Wisconsin where I'm an assistant professor of military science. I'm more than willing to let our 15 minutes of fame expire.