58-year-old Dave O’Leary and his son, Connor winning “The Amazing Race 24″ or “The Amazing Race All-Stars,” proves again that those who take pleasure in friendly contest will typically come off with flying colors. It seems the Theory of Karma comes into play after all. “All living beings have actions (Karma) as their own, their inheritance, their congenital cause, their kinsman, their refuge. It is Karma that differentiates beings into low and high states,” states the Theory of Karma. Hence, what comes around goes around. Read on to learn more about “The Amazing Race All-Stars” winners Dave and Connor O’Leary.
The O’Learys never took anything for granted, always play genteel and rarely getting upset, although they are often far outside their comfort zones. The father-and-son team had to drop out of the show’s 22nd season after Dave ruptured his Achilles, but they won the competition two seasons later, and took home $1 million after finishing first on “The Amazing Race All-Stars.”
Both of them are cancer survivors; Dave had prostate cancer, while Connor had testicular cancer. They became the first parent-child team to win the competition. Dave, now 59 but 58 during the race, is the oldest winner. The comeback team won the audience’s hearts for their clear-cut take on the histrionics that occasionally come with the reality TV series.
The duo was shocked when they were approached to do “The Amazing Race All-Stars.”
“Honestly, I was shocked. It was maybe just over a year ago; I was seven months into recovery from my Achilles’ surgery. They called and said, ‘How is your Achilles?’ and talked in generalities, then they started getting a little more specific. ‘Do you have sense where this is going?’ and I said, ‘Yes, and we’re in!’ There wasn’t a second thought. We just felt like we wanted a chance to come back and see how far we could really go” said Dave in an interview with Calgary Herald.
When asked what advice would he give the racers of the second season of “The Amazing Race Canada”?
“From the outset, our advice would definitely be read the clue, like everybody says. And the second thing, which is really hard to do, is slow down. We would always rip the clue and take off like chickens with our heads cut off. And then we’d realize, if we just slow down, we probably will make fewer mistakes,” answered Connor during the same interview with Calgary Herald.
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