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Jeff Magee from "The Amazing Race 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 26 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with his girlfriend, Lyda Grawn. They have known each other for twenty years and have been dating for four. He is an airline pilot from McCall, Idaho.

Here is an interview with Jeff Magee:

How did you meet?

At work. Lyda was a flight attendant on various flights I flew over the first 16 years I was at Southwest, and I was always interested.

Describe what
Jeff Magee in "Amazing Race 26" with Lyda Grawn
Jeff Magee Amazing Race 26 with Lyda Grawn
you do

As a Southwest Airlines pilot I fly passengers all around the country.

3 words to describe you:

Cheerful, outgoing and busy.

Favorite hobbies:

Tinkering with my airplane and cars, skiing and bike riding.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?

Finishing my experimental (kit) airplane. (It took me 10 years!) Now I love flying it.

What famous person reminds you of yourself?

People have thought I look like JFK.

What famous person reminds you of your teammate?

Cindy Crawford — wow!

What scares you most about traveling?

Pick pocketing and mugging. I try not to get into bad situations.

What excites you most about traveling?

Seeing new places, people, food, wildlife, culture and sports.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together:

Sometimes we both have a hard time letting each other talk. We plan on trying to get better about that!

Pet peeve about your teammate:

Girlie girl spending. But it's not a deal breaker! It makes her happy and she certainly looks good!

What country and place would you most like to visit and why?

Antarctica — I would love to see all the animals, landmass and oceans. Whales, penguins, seals, wild oceans!

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other than winning one million bucks)?

I hope the experience will help make our relationship even stronger and even better! Our relationship is our first priority!

How could the Race change the current state of your relationship?

We will be making a concentrated effort to make the Race be a growing and positive experience for our relationship.


Age: ∼58 years old
Hometown: McCall, ID

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