The Amazing Race 13
1st Leg: 4th Place
2nd Leg: 2nd Place
3rd Leg: 9th Place/Eliminated *
* - Arrived 8th, but were issued a 30 minute penalty for taking a taxi instead of going on foot during the Detour. During this time, Kelly & Christy – the only team trailing them at that point – were able to check in and Mark & Bill and were eliminated before the 30 minutes elapsed.
3rd Team Eliminated - 10/12/2008
Comic book aficionados Mark Yturralde and Bill Kahler are one of the 11 pairs participating in the 13th season of The Amazing Race. Friends for over 23 years, the two are determined to be the most strategic team to compete in the award-winning series.
41-year-old Mark is a treasurer for the San Diego Comic-Con. He describes himself as outgoing, funny and smart, and is not the one to pass up an adventure. One of his holidays, for instance, put him in Vanuatu in the South Pacific, climbing up a volcano. 42-year-old Bill, a student aid administrator, is the complete opposite of his friend: he’s cautious, easygoing and goofy, but he’s very competitive.
The two first met in a science fiction club and have since become close friends over their love of comics and games. Mark, for one, is proud to be a geek, he “wears [it] like a badge of honor.” Bill, on the other hand, believes that the race might get them in some bad situations, but ultimately, they will end up with deeper respect for each other.Exclusive Interview: Mark and Bill, from 'The Amazing Race 13'