A sneak peek into The Amazing Race’s Season 25 cast revealed two familiar names –Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks. Hamilton, a professional surfer and author whose story of surviving a shark attack was the subject of a hit 2011 movie, confirmed the news on Twitter.
She and Dirks, a youth minister, married last summer and now are among the 11 teams racing around the world for a million dollars. The teams kicked off the race in New York City's Times Square Saturday. Photos featured on CBS.com show Hamiliton and Dirks wearing blue shirts. Hamilton appears to be wearing floral surfing shorts.
Other famous faces in the race include actress and celebrity trainer Kym Perfetto and Survivor Season 23 stars Whitney Duncan and Keith Tollefson.
The 25th edition of The Amazing Race will premiere this fall on a new day and time, Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
Last month Hamilton released a new book entitled "Body and Soul" encouraging girls to live physically and spiritually healthy lives.