Nick and Starr could practically be twins, and consider each other best friends, even though they rarely see each other due to distance.They hope to strengthen their relationship on this adventure, but do worry that since they haven't spent much time together in several years that they could get on one another's nerves.Single mother Toni remarked on her son, Dallas, "Because I've raised Dallas by myself, Dallas has taught me patience to persevere so I think I can bring that to the race." Separated wife Tina commented on her unfaithful spouse, Ken, "After Ken cheated, that was a very traumatic thing to go through and I have not let go of the past issues.
Separated couple Ken & Tina, divorcees Kelly & Christy, and best friends Mark & Bill soon joined the confused Aja & Ty in the American terminal, but Bill knew something was wrong when he didn't see the flag.
After all, in high-school they were bitter enemies.
Nick claims that the biggest difference between them is that Starr can be a bit reckless – she leaps into a situation without thinking about the repercussions - while Nick thinks everything through before acting.
The 13th season was part of the fall lineup for the 2008–09 season. ET/PT from September 28, 2008 until the season finale on December 7, 2008.
Siblings Nicholas "Nick" Spangler and Emily "Starr" Spangler were the winners of this race.