The runner stumbled
Zev Glassenberg gave the “Amazing Race” all he had. But on Sunday, the 26-year-old man — who became the first “Race” contestant with Asperger Syndrome — was eliminated from the competition. Ironically, he and his friend Justin Kanew actually were the first team to arrive at the pit stop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. But somewhere during this leg of the journey from Vietnam, they lost their travel documents, which meant they could not continue the race. Thanks to Zev for having the courage and enthusiasm to follow his dreams. And thanks to CBS for using well this opportunity to shed some positive light on Asperger’s and autism. I started watching this season with much trepidation about how the subject would be treated. But I was pleased at the respect shown to the topic and to the man. Much success, Zev, in all your future endeavors.
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