Ex-U of L stars win 'The Amazing Race'

STAFF, WIRE REPORTSMay 9, 2011 

Sisters and former University of Louisville standout athletes Jen and Kisha Hoffman won The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business — and the $1 million prize — on Sunday night. The pair finished CBS's around-the-world reality competition first ahead of 10 other teams.

Jen, 26, lives in Louisville, where she is the assistant volleyball coach at U of L. Kisha, 30, is a basketball coach in the Bronx, N.Y. They dedicated their win to their mother.

The 18th season of the Emmy-winning show cast non-winning teams from previous seasons. The Hoffmans came in fourth in season 14.

They are only the second all-female team to win the race, and the first Kentucky-connected to do so. They were scheduled to be presented with their $1 million check on Monday's episode of CBS's The Early Show.

Second place went to Harlem Globetrotters teammates Herb "Flight Time" Lang and Nate "Big Easy" Lofton.

Father-daughter team Gary and Mallory Ervin of Morganfield, in Western Kentucky, came in third after falling behind, apparently because of an inept cab driver. Former Miss Kentucky 2009 Mallory, 25, and Gary, 53, who owns Ervin Cable Construction, had finished in sixth place in season 17 of the show.

Another Kentucky-connected team — Kent Kaliber, 35, and Vyxsin Fiala, 32, models who are from Louisville but now live in Los Angeles — was eliminated from the competition last week, just one leg short of the final episode.

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