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Julie & Lowell
JulieLowell
Team Profile
Members Julie Taylor
Lowell Taylor
Age 33 (Julie)
34 (Lowell)
Hometown Lethbridge, Alberta
Relation Married
Occupation Speech and Language Pathologist (Julie)
Registered Psychologist (Lowell)

The Amazing Race Canada 4

Legs Competed 7
Legs Won 0
Placement 6th
Average Position 5.72
Roadblock Count Julie: 5
Lowell: 4
Countries raced Flag of Canada Flag of Vietnam
Gallery
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Julie Taylor and Lowell Taylor are a Married team on the fourth season of The Amazing Race Canada.


Profile

Retrieved from CTV.com[1]

Julie

  • Age: 33
  • Occupation: Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Current City: Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Hometown: Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Strengths: Outgoing, sense of humour, and napping
  • Fears/Phobia: Snakes
  • Favourite Travel Destination: New Zealand
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "When he steals my puns and gets a better reaction!"
  • How did you train for the Race? Physically, I continued my regular workouts (alternating swimming, biking and running), started climbing and did a couple chin-ups. Mentally, I binge-watched other 'The Amazing Race Canada' episodes and played brain games.
  • What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? Being Lowell's biggest fan at the Paralympics!
  • What's your must-have item of clothing? Bright clothing in general … all the better for Lowell to see me!

Lowell

  • Age: 34
  • Occupation: Registered Psychologist
  • Current City: Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Hometown: Farm near Carstairs, Alta.
  • Strengths: Determination, sense of humour, and listening
  • Fears/Phobia: Not being able to help his wife and kids because of his disability
  • Favourite Travel Destination: New Zealand
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "How she doubts her superpowers."
  • What's in your backpack? Clothes, toiletries, extra shoes, flip flops and a bunch of visual supports (flashlights, head lamps, magnifiers, glasses, cane).
  • Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? Julie likes me in blue.
  • What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? Paralympics!

Julie and Lowell are an enthusiastic and dynamic couple who persevere through obstacles every day. Lowell suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and is legally blind. He has no peripheral vision, reduced central vision, and no vision in low light. Lowell has adjusted to decreasing sight his entire life, and has found passion in sports. He is currently training for Para-Triathlon and Para-Cycling (road and track) events with a dream to compete in the Paralympic Games. His Paralympic dream is just one way his inspiring optimism, humour, and determination have turned tough times into positive experiences.

Julie and Lowell work tremendously well as a team. Julie has been by Lowell's side every step of the way as he faces challenges to his independence. And Lowell's emotional/mental strength and unending patience has been their stronghold as they raise two young boys together.

This loving pair wants to run "The Amazing Race Canada" before Lowell's sight decreases further, and hopes to inspire their sons as well as those with physical limitations. "I want to honour my grandfather who suffered from the same eye condition. He was blind by age 40, but continued farming till his 80s… decades after he completely lost his sight," says Lowell. Julie and Lowell would use their winnings to acquire proper equipment and training for Lowell's Paralympic Games dream, fund eye treatments to help slow the progression of his condition, and travel with their kids before Lowell goes fully blind.


Fun Facts

  • Motto: "Racing with heart…not sight"
  • If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Wrong Direction
  • Walk on song: "Count on Me" – Bruno Mars
  • Past team they most associate with: Jody and Cory
  • If you could be an animal what would you be?
    • Julie: Golden retriever
    • Lowell: Owl

The Amazing Race Canada 4

Race History

Julie & Lowell's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Northwest Territories → Alberta No Detour Lowell 5 of 10 [1],[2]
Julie
2 2 Alberta Sim / Swim Lowell 7 of 9
3 3 Alberta → Vietnam Vibrate / Hydrate Julie 7 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Flip Flop / V-Pop Julie 6 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → British Columbia No Detour Julie 6 of 7 [3]
Lowell
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Dry Dock / Art Rock Julie 3 of 6
7 7 Ontario On the Field / Offshore Lowell 6 of 6
Average 5.72
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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 used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
~ The team was last in the Double Battle and received a time penalty.



Notes:
1: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.
2: Due to an unsafe change in the weather, Lowell was not permitted to complete the first Roadblock and had to wait an equivalent amount of time that it would have taken to complete it before receiving the next clue.
3: Leg 5 also had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.

Post Race

Trivia

  • Lowell is the first legally blind contestant to participate in the Race.

Interviews

  • Bill Brioux at Calgary Herald (07/15/2016): "Legally blind 'Amazing Race Canada' competitor hopes to be inspiration"

Social Media Profiles


References

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