Madison couple wins a million on "The Amazing Race"Wisconsin News
-- A Madison couple won a million-dollars in last night’s finale of “The Amazing Race” on CBS.
A Madison couple won a million-dollars in last night’s finale of “The Amazing Race” on CBS. Iraq War veteran Dave Brown and his wife Rachel beat out 10 other couples in 12 legs of a race around the world. The Browns won eight of those legs – a record in the 20 seasons of “The Amazing Race.” But they almost blew the final competition when they missed an obstacle in Honolulu. And when they first got to the finish line, they had to go back to complete the task. Rachel quickly did it by sliding down a hill on a dry sled, and then rolling a ball into a makeshift goal similar to bowling. Actually, the Browns won the prize last December – but they couldn’t talk about it until the show aired last night. The couple watched it with other teams and fans in New York. They’ll do media appearances today. The Browns are in their 30’s. Dave is with the National Guard, and he’s an R-O-T-C instructor at U-W Madison. Rachel is a project manager for Epic Systems. And between her business travel and his military duties, they agreed the best part of the race was the time they spent together. They whisked through five continents, nine countries, and 22 cities.