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Off on an Amazing Race!

Former UofL athletes LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman are participating in this year’s season of the popular CBS reality series The Amazing Race. The 14th installment of the international race premiered on Feb. 15.

Former UofL athletes LaKisha and Jennifer Hoffman are participating in this year’s season of the popular CBS reality series The Amazing Race. The 14th installment of the international race premiered on Feb. 15.

Hoffman sisters

LaKisha, a former UofL women’s basketball player, and her sister Jennifer, who played volleyball for the Cards, were trying to become the first all- female team to win the race, which this time sees contestants trying to cover 40,000 miles, across nine countries in 22 days with an array of obstacles along the way.

Besides their athleticism, the LaKisha and Jennifer apparently have little in common. LaKisha, who works as a youth program coordinator and basketball coach, says she hopes the same strengths that make her a good coach—patience and a strong competitive nature—will ultimately serve Team Hoffman well. Meanwhile, she claims her sister is impatient and blunt when it comes to dealing others or speaking her mind.

Jennifer, who earned a UofL business degree in 2006, works as a marketing assistant and newsletter coordinator for an assisted living company. She says she’s the creative one while LaKisha is the analytical one.

Neither sister has traveled extensively outside the United States. That inexperience will be put to the test in this race, one of the most grueling courses ever assembled on the show.

The 11 teams have faced a multitude of extremes, including the world’s second tallest bungee jump, bone-chilling Siberian temperatures followed by the suffocating heat of India and an Olympic-sized challenge that leaves teams gasping for air. For the first time in the history of the Race, teams traveled to Romania and Siberia.

 

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