Cathi Alden from "The Amazing Race 2011" is one of the contestants on Season 19 of the CBS reality competition series. She is a 62-year-old college instructor and retired high school principal from Albany, Oregon. She is teamed up with her husband, Bill Alden.

Here is an interview with Cathi Alden ("Amazing Race 19"):

Describe what you do: I teach online courses for Oregon State University.

How will these skills help you win The Race? I'm computer savvy, a good communicator and can work well with younger people.

Three words to describe you: Energetic, organized and witty.

Favorite hobbies: Cycling, gardening and traveling.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Sally Field.

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? MacGyver.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Having great relationships with Bill and my three children.

What scares you most about traveling? Losing my way while driving.

What excites you most about traveling? I love the interactions with the people—seeing the similarities and differences.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We are both bossy so we will need to make fast decisions and respect them.

Pet peeve about your teammate: He is an angry driver at times and that really irritates me.

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Russia, because it has stark contrasts to the U.S. and other places I've been.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain wonderful memories and traveling opportunities, as well as a strengthened relationship.


Where does she live? Find out here.

Age: ∼68 years old
Current Residence: Albany, OR
Husband: Bill Alden

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