.

'The Amazing Race' Second Place Prize Goes to Morristown 'Exes'

Tim Sweeney, who went to Pope John High in Sparta, and Marie Mazzocchi, formerly of Madison, won trips to Hawaii and Aruba on the globetrotting reality TV show.

Ex-couple Tim Sweeney and Marie Mazzocchi competed in a sprint around the globe for $1 million dollars on The Amazing Race. Photo credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS.
Ex-couple Tim Sweeney and Marie Mazzocchi competed in a sprint around the globe for $1 million dollars on The Amazing Race. Photo credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS.

Former romantic pair Marie Mazzocchi and Tim Sweeney may not have survived love's travails, but they must make great traveling partners—they came just shy of winning a million dollars. 

On Dec. 8, CBS aired the conclusion of "The Amazing Race," the reality television competition that features two-person teams racing around the world on a global scavenger hunt in pursuit of the grand prize. That conclusion: The Morristown duo came in second place. 

While disappointed at just missing the big money, 30-year-old Mazzocchi, who spent some of her childhood in Madison, and Sweeney, 32, who attended Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, told the Daily Record they were grateful. They expressed thanks for the experience, for winning trips to Hawaii and Aruba during the competition and for developing a strong friendship with TAR winners Jason Case and Amy Diaz, the article said.

And no, the race did not bring the former lovebirds back together. It did, however, launch a long-distance dating relationship between Sweeney and TAR competitor Allison "Ally" Mello of Los Angeles, according to Reality TV World.


Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »