Two best friends from Manchester were eliminated Sunday from the sprint-around-the-world reality show The Amazing Race.
William "Bopper" Minton, 41, a motorcycle mechanic, and Mark Jackson, 45, a former inspector for the state agriculture department, were part of the 20th season of the eight-time Emmy-winning show on CBS.
The team struggled in recent episodes. Jackson experienced trouble with severe heat during a dance routine last week and with several bouts of motion sickness in previous episodes.
In Sunday's episode, racers were in India and tackled a number of challenges including painting the belly of a Pulikali tiger dancer.
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This season, teams traveled through five continents and 22 cities and racking up nearly 40,000 miles. Minton and Jackson come from a long line of Kentuckians competing on The Amazing Race. Previous seasons have featured former University of Louisville athletes Jen and Kisha Hoffman, who won their encore season last year; Gary and Mallory Ervin of Morganfield; David and Mary Conley of Pike County; and Dennis and Andrew Hyde of Richmond.