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These days it can be hard to keep people’s attention for two minutes, no less two decades.

That’s part of what makes the CBS series The Amazing Race so, well, amazing.

The people behind the Emmy’s agree, giving the show a pair of nominations in the reality and host categories (Phil Keoghan) at Thursday morning’s ceremony.

It’s “old hat” for the show’s co-creators Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, as the program won the first seven Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program since the category was recognized.

Awards, schmawards … as my old man would say. The show is consistently gripping because of the grueling physical and mental tests the contestants endure.

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My Amazing Race consists of making it back to the sofa from the kitchen before commercials end, so the show is truly exciting and inspirational, especially when all the teams meet the winners at the finishing line at season’s end.

I was friends with Doganieri when we attended Comsewogue High School together on Long Island, so I am proud of what she has accomplished.

Her Amazing Race, it seems, is far from over and we all benefit from that.

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