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Hal & Joanne
Team Profile
Members Hal Johnson
Joanne McLeod
Birth Dates June 14, 1956 (Hal)
September 18, 1958 (Joanne)
Age 57 (Hal)
54 (Joanne)
Hometown Oakville, ON
Relation Married Fitness Icons
Occupation TV Personality—Fitness Promotion

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Legs Competed 5
Placement 6th

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


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 & my daughter
  • Strengths: Health and fitness, athletic, media production
  • Fears/Phobias: Unconventional foods, confined spaces
  • Favourite travel destination: Cruise ship to anywhere


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.”

Canada Season 1Edit

Race HistoryEdit

Hal & Joanne's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia Hal/Joanne 3 of 9
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Hal 2 of 8
3 3 British Columba → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Joanne 1 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Hal 3 of 7
5 5 Yukon → Saskatchewan Brawn / Beauty Joanne 6 of 6 [1]
     The team that finished in first place
     The team that finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team that finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that finished in last place and was supposed to be eliminated, but used the Save pass
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team that used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team that was awarded the Express Pass
ϵ The team that used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
Used the first U-Turn slot
Recipient of the first U-Turn slot
Used the second U-Turn slot due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
Recipient of the second U-Turn slot due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

1:Hal & Joanne received a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the Route Marker task. However, because they were already in last place, they were eliminated without the penalty being applied.

Memorable MomentsEdit

Hal & Joanne — 8th Place

Hal & Joanne were the fourth team to be eliminated after a 2-hour time penalty.

  • Beating Holly & Brett in a footrace to the U-Turn, but were eliminated that leg. Despit thee two teams choosing to take the 2 hr penalty for not completing the lentil bent.
  • Being in top 3 in the first four legs.



  • 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.
  • Lowest finish for the highest average placing team in a season, 6th. (tied with Azaria & Hendekea and John & Murray)


  • Fourth team to be eliminated.
  • First married team to be eliminated.
  • Oldest married team. 55,5
  • First team ever to be U-Turned.
  • First team tu not survive the U-Turn.
  • First male/female team to be eliminated due to a penalty.
  • Second male/female team to be eliminated
  • Highest average placing team, 3 (tied with Jet & Dave)
  • Highest average placing male/female team, 3
  • First team to be eliminated in Saskatchewan.



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

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