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Wine therapy: A race to the finish

A couple who captured the hearts of the Israeli public on a reality show are just as much fun off the screen.

Derech Hagefen Restaurant
Photo by: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM
Their troubles began when instead of playing golf and babysitting their grandchildren, married couple Ronney Zaltzman and Andrea Simantov decided to be daring and sign up for the Israeli version of The Amazing Race. They came fully prepared, with determination, motivation and oodles of life experience. And yet, despite the best of intentions, their dreams of winning the grand prize came to an abrupt end in Madrid, when a raging bull rammed into Zaltzman’s legs in a challenge that required him to play the matador.

In their emotional farewell during the fifth episode, Zaltzman heroically hobbled on crutches to the finish line, with Simantov supporting him the entire way.



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