Colorado Springs woman competing in "The Amazing Race All-Stars"


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Fans of CBSAmazing Race should be excited to know that Margie O'Donnell of Colorado Springs, who has competed twice already on the game show with her deaf son Luke Adams, will return to TV when the All-Stars edition of the show premieres on Feb. 23.

The mother-son team came in third place on their first run, and then eighth place four rounds afterwards, on season 18, and are well-known for their sweet connection. When other teams were bickering, or outright screaming at each other, Margie and Luke signed calmly to one another, rarely losing their patience.

Margie, 56, currently works as a nurse and senior clinical research associate. Luke, 28, lives in Philadelphia working as a motivational speaker. Per his Twitter account, he's been interviewed by the Gazette's media columnist Terry Terrones for an upcoming article.

Margie and Luke will be competing against 10 other teams for the $1 million prize, which include father-son team David and Connor O'Leary from season 22. Dave famously ruptured his Achilles tendon and tore a calf muscle in French Polynesia but then went on to finish first in the following two legs before being forced to withdraw. Two Harlem Globetrotters from seasons 15 and 18 will also return as well as a pair of best friends from season 22 who both list their occupations as YouTube Hosts (which I only mention because I'm tickled.) 

None of the teams have won the grand prize.

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