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Hal & Joanne
HalJoanne
Relationship Married Fitness Icons
Teammates Hal Johnson
Joanne McLeod

Season Canada 1
Place 6th
Average Age 55.5
Average Placing 3


Hal & Joanne are a team of Married Fitness Icons on the 1st season of The Amazing Race Canada.

TeamEdit

Hal JohnsonEdit

  • Age: 57 (June 14, 1956)
  • Hometown: Oakville, ON
  • Connection to Teammate: Husband
  • Current Occupation: TV Personality--Fitness Promotion
  • Nickname: n/a
  • Place of Birth: Newark, NJ
  • Couldn’t live without: Protein shake
  • Good luck charm: “I rub the number 23 on the side of my hat, my daughter’s hockey number, so she is always with me.”
  • Strengths: Health and fitness, athletics, salesmanship
  • Fears/Phobias: Heights, claustrophobia
  • Favourite travel destination: San Diego, CA

Joanne McLeodEdit

  • Age: 54 (Sept 18, 1958)
  • Hometown: Oakville, ON
  • Connection to Teammate: Wife
  • Current Occupation: TV Personality--Fitness Promotion
  • Nickname: Jo
  • Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
  • Couldn’t live without: Ear plugs to sleep
  • Good luck charm: Hal
  • Strengths: Health and fitness, athletic, media production
  • Fears/Phobias: Unconventional foods, confined spaces
  • Favourite travel destination: Cruise ship to anywhere

BiographyEdit

Hal and Joanne are Canadian icons – for 25 years they have been on television in self-produced fitness interstitials that promote healthy and active living. Joanne notes that they are “huge fans” of THE AMAZING RACE, while Hal adds, “You might say that we’ve been training for this all these years.”

They are eager to show audiences another side of their partnership on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and just like any couple they have moments of tension and moments of laughter.

Their energy is unquestionably infectious. They are also no strangers to competition; as amateur athletes, Hal played baseball for Team Canada, while Joanne represented Canada on the national track and field team.

“People tell us...that they’ve grown up with BodyBreak,” said Hal, “and that could be a big advantage, but it also could put targets on our backs.” Adds Joanne, “It could be a liability, but I think we can use it to our advantage.”

Hal and Joanne have seen so much of Canada, but hope to see parts they’ve never experienced on the Race, such as the Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, or reach the highest summit of Canada (Mount Logan, YK).

Motto: “Keep fit and have fun.”

How will they plan to win The Race: “Our strategy is to be as patient as possible, not get ahead of ourselves, allow for each other’s strengths to be utilized, listen, and be persistent.”

Number one roadblock as team: “The biggest challenge will be to keep the intensity and focus for the entire day and race.”

Memorable MomentsEdit

Hal & Joanne — 8th Place
Hal & Joanne were the fourth team to be eliminated after a 2-hour time penalty.
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  • Beating Holly & Brett in a footrace to the U-Turn, but were eliminated that leg.
  • Being in top 3 in the first four legs.

Canada Season 1Edit

RecordsEdit

FranchiseEdit

  • Oldest team to finish the race in 6th place.
  • Oldest team to be U-Turned and use the U-Turn, and get eliminated on that leg.
  • Oldest team to take a penalty after failing to complete an additional task.

VersionEdit

  • Fourth team to be eliminated
  • Second male/female team to be eliminated
  • Highest average placing team, 3 (tied with Jet & Dave)
  • Highest average placing male/female team, 3

SeasonEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Joanne had injured her hamstring at some point during Leg 5, and revealed this after the episode aired.

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