* Flight: Guilin (Guilin Liangjiang International Airport) to Beijing (Beijing Capital International Airport)
* Beijing (Liangzi Foot Massage) >Roadblock (Who's feeling manipulative?)<
* Beijing (Guangcai Natatorium) >Detour (Sync or Swim)<
* Beijing (Drum Tower - North Gate) (Leg midpoint; teams are told this is not the Pit Stop, and must continue)
In this leg's first Roadblock, one team member had to drink a cup of "miracle tea," then endure a traditional foot massage. After the massage and another cup of the tea, they would receive their next clue. In case they were unable to bear the painful part of the procedure, they would tap one side of their chair and say "uncle" to signal the masseuse to stop. Doing so, however, would mean restarting the entire task from the beginning. This leg's first Detour was a choice between Sync or Swim. In Sync, teams jumped off three-meter springboards and attempted to touch the water at the same time. They had to score a five from the judges in order to obtain the next clue. In Swim, teams donned Speedo LZR Racers, the same swimming suit Michael Phelps used in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, and swim eight lengths of the pool (400 meters) with each team member alternating after two lengths (100 meters). When they swam the whole eight lengths, they would receive their next clue. (Phelps' world record time of 4:03.84 at the 400m individual medley from the 2008 Summer Olympics was shown for comparison, but teams were not required to beat it.)
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