After 10 countries, six continents and almost 90,000kms, Daniel Little and Ryan Thomas proved nice guys can finish first when they were first to reach the final pit stop in a race around the world.
In the final leg, Daniel, 29, and Ryan, 33, raced from Argentina to Los Angeles then blitzed a sky, land and sea challenge along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road to finish ahead of the other two finalists, Sally Yamamoto and Tyson Smith from Perth who came second and Ashleigh and Jarrod Jende from Melbourne who placed third.
“It’s absolutely exhilarating! It’s such a great feeling and also a huge relief to have made it not only this far but also to take out the top spot,” said Daniel and Ryan.
“We have told no one so this is going to be a massive surprise and party for all of our family and friends. Especially our lovely ladies who have no idea that we won! It will be great to finally share the whole experience with them.”
With their $250,000 prize, they said: “We want to help our family and friends who have supported us throughout our lives and journey, and definitely do some more travelling.”
For the first time in The Amazing Race Australia history, both runner-up teams were awarded prizes – one million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points from Virgin Australia.
The Amazing Race Australia v New Zealand was hosted by Grant Bowler.