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The Amazing Race: Episode 1

By Tiff Wells | October 14, 2020

You the sports fan must be wondering, “why is a sports radio station doing a preview of a television reality show?” Well, when there are current and former athletes participating, a sports fan may tune in to follow. We here in Hawai`i will always support the Hawai`i athlete. From little leaguers to national competition talent shows to professional athletes, the state of Hawai`i always supports those from the islands when they are on the biggest stage. Whether you know the person(s) or not, you root for them because at the end of the day, Hawai`i supports Hawai`i, no matter what.

Well, I’m giving you another reason to support a pair of professional athletes from the state of Hawai`i. Starting tonight (8:00 p.m. on KGMB), The Amazing Race begins. The 33,000 mile trek around the world for a $1-millon grand prize starts in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl. One of the eleven teams for Season 32 is comprised of a pair of Punahou School alums, brothers Riley (’07) and Maddison (’09) McKibbin. The show was filmed in November and December of 2018 but due to delays and the on-going global pandemic, The Amazing Race will finally premiere. At 22 months, The Amazing Race 32 has the longest gap between its filming completion and the premiere. Casting took place during the summer of 2018 and it was Maddison’s idea to apply for the show and convinced his older brother Riley to be on his team. The professional volleyball players on the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals), more commonly known as “The Beard Brothers,” have a preview about themselves and can be seen here:

Episode 1, titled “One Million Miles,” refers to the show having reached a milestone of traveling one million cumulative miles during this season. On this episode, Riley and Maddison will make their way from Los Angeles to Trinidad and Tobago, a tiny island in the Caribbean near Venezuela. To follow along their journey via social media, visit @AmazingRaceCBS and @TheMcKibbinBros on Twitter or you can head to Instagram to visit @theamazingrace or @themckibbinbros. You can also subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Don’t forget! Season 32 of The Amazing Race begins later tonight at 8:00 p.m. on KGMB. We here at ESPN Honolulu will follow their journey throughout the race with a Wednesday recap that looks back at the previous episode and previews what to expect for the upcoming episode.