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The Amazing Race is about to embark on its 23rd sprint around the world, and host Phil Keoghan will welcome11 new teams on 35,000 mile, $1 million journey.

Meet the cast! See photos of Amazing Race's new teams

The Emmy Award-winning series will bring back the Double Express Pass the series introduced last season. Whoever is the first team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two Express Passes, one which they keep and another which they must give to a different team by the end of the fifth leg of the race.

So who will brave paragliding in Chile, a freezing plunge in Norway and Formula One racing in Abu Dhabi? Check out all 11 teams below.

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The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c on CBS.

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Name: Hoskote Venkatesh

Age: 60

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Current occupation: ER Doctor

Name: Naina Venkatesh

Age: 27

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Current occupation: Fitness Instructor

Connection: Father/daughter

Name: Jason Case

Age: 33

Hometown: Attleboro, Mass.

Current occupation: Owner of a Snowplow Company

Name: Amy Diaz

Age: 29

Hometown: Providence, R.I.

Current occupation: Social Media Manager

Connection: Dating

Name: Leo Temory

Age: 26

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: Entrepreneur/Restaurateur

Name: Jamal Zadran

Age: 26

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: CEO/Owner of Z.I.G.(Zadran Investment Group)

Connection: Cousins

Name: Tim Wiyninger

Age: 26

Hometown: Cordell, Okla.

Current occupation: Oilfield Plant Operator

Name: Daniel "Danny" Merkey

Age: 25

Hometown: Cordell, Okla.

Current occupation: Oil Field Operator

Connection: Best friends

Name: Rowan Joseph

Age: 56

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Current occupation: Actor, Producer, Director and Voiceover Artist

Name: Shane Partlow

Age: 47

Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Current occupation: Actor/ Producer

Connection: Theater performers. They call themselves the "Queens of Bingo."

Name: Brandon Squyres

Age: 34

Hometown: Chico, Calif.

Current occupation: Contractor

Name: Adam Switzer

Age: 34

Hometown: Chico, Calif.

Current occupation: Eco-friendly farmer

Connection: Childhood friends

Name: Allison "Ally" Mello

Age: 22

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: The NHL's L.A. Kings Ice Crew Girl

Name: Ashley Covert

Age: 25

Hometown: Los Angeles

Current occupation: The NHL's L.A. Kings Ice Crew Girl

Connection: L.A. Kings ice ccew

Name: Nicole Jasper

Age: 39

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Current occupation: ER Physician

Name: Travis Jasper

Age: 43

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Current occupation: ER Physician

Connection: Married ER doctors

Name: Nicole "Nicky" Getz

Age: 27

Hometown: Splits time between Kansas City and Troy, Mich.

Current occupation: Training to be a Pilates Instructor/Baseball Wife (married to Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz)

Name: Kim DeJesus

Age: 32

Hometown: Chicago

Current occupation: Baseball Wife (married to the Tampa Bay Rays' David DeJesus

Connection: Baseball Wives

Name: Timothy Sweeney

Age: 32

Hometown: Morristown, N.J.

Current occupation: Sports Marketing

Name: Marie "Reebs" Mazzocchi

Age: 29

Hometown: Morristown, N.J.

Current occupation: Fitness Trainer/Gym Owner

Connection: Exes

Name: Chester Pitts II

Age: 33

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas

Current occupation: Sports Analyst for "Texans Insider," Executive Consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS.

Name: Ephraim Salaam

Age: 36

Hometown: Studio City, Calif.

Current occupation: Co-host of "Fox Sports Live."

Connection: Former NFL Teammates

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