Claire Rehfuss, Derek Xiao Take the Lead in ‘Amazing Race’ Finale: Watch

It’s all led as much as this second. The Superb Race season 34 is perhaps coming to an finish — however the last leg from Iceland to the U.S. comes with loads of challenges.

“For those who’re in search of the right 360-degree view of downtown Nashville then this is perhaps it. 300 ft above the Cumberland River,” Phil Keoghan says in Us Weekly‘s unique sneak peek of the finale, which airs on Wednesday, December 7. “The groups can have no time to soak up the view — they need to climb up right here to get a clue — a guitar pic — earlier than rappelling right down to their associate.”

Within the video, Claire Rehfuss and Derek Xiao are presently in first place as they put together to tackle the clip and rappel problem.

Emily Bushnell, Molly Sinert, Luis Colon, Michelle Burgos, Derek Xiao, and Claire Rehfuss.

“We’re the primary time to get to the bridge. Luis and Michelle are proper behind us, however this is a chance for us to get a little bit of a lead,” Claire, 24, explains to the cameras whereas her boyfriend, 25, is strapped into his harness. “The stress is so excessive. All of the groups are actually neck and neck proper now.”

Luis Colón, for his half, known as the competitors a “shut race” whereas preparing for the upcoming climb with spouse Michelle Burgos, including, “All people is 5 minutes inside one another. It’s going to be a superb battle. It appears to be like like it’s going to be a race to the highest.”

Whereas Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert arrive final on the scene to affix their fellow contestants, their third-place rating isn’t a trigger for concern.

“Emily has rappelled already for the fortress problem,” Molly says. “She additionally rock climbs and rappels on her personal at house so she isn’t any stranger to doing this.”

Emily Bushnell Amazing Race Season 34 Finale Sneak Peek

Emily Bushnell

Forward of the season, Claire and Derek supplied some perception into their intense sport plan for The Superb Race.

“Her dad and mom gave us, like, a complete Superb Race bootcamp,” the AI engineer instructed Us in September about their dedication to the present. “They taught us methods to drive stick shift. We had a rented automobile. They’d actually blindfold us, put us behind their truck, drive us off to a random location, after which give us a map and be like, ‘OK, now you guys have to make your approach again house.’”

Derek added: “I’m a really studious particular person so The Superb Race, this can be a sport that just about is absolutely in your fingers. Aside from, like, a taxi from time to time, you are able to do tangible issues to review for it. There’s no home vote. There’s no politick-ing. It’s actually, like, are you able to converse a few of the languages?”

The truth TV couple additionally gushed about how they “complement one another” relating to working collectively. “Derek’s weirdly good at plenty of issues. For those who watch Massive Brother, he can be excellent at random challenges,” the product supervisor shared on the time.

In response, Derek weighed in on their varied strengths and weaknesses, saying, “The joke I at all times make was me and Claire solely had one bag and I carried it. So, I at all times instructed folks, ‘I carried the bag, however Claire carried me.’ I believe it was my bodily endurance on a few of the challenges. However then Claire has among the finest reminiscences of anybody I do know. She has nice consideration to element and there are such a lot of challenges the place it actually is simply consideration to element.”

The Superb Race airs on CBS Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m.