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.