CFL great oldest competitor on next “Amazing Race Canada”
When the teams line up for the start of season 3 on “The Amazing Race Canada,” keep your eye on the old guy.
That would be Neil Lumsden. The 62-year-old CFL Hall of Famer is racing with his daughter, Kristin, 31.
In the early '80s, the elder Lumsden won three Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos. The former fullback/running back also played for the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton TigerCats. At university, he led the Ottawa Gee-Gees to a Vanier Cup title in 1975.
Lumsden's now a running back coach with the University of Guelph and a partner in a sports marketing business in Burlington, Ont. Kristin is a makeup artist.
The two will be up against teams from across Canada.
Toronto-based Elias Theodorou is an MMA fighter who won the middleweight division of “The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” in 2014. His girlfriend/teammate Max Altamuro is a retail manager who packed two straightening irons in her “Race” knapsack.
Nick Foti and Matt Giunta are pro wrestler pals from around Toronto. Dana Hayward and Amanda Johnston are officers in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Gino and Jesse Montani are brothers from Hamilton whose motto is “Losing is NOT an option.”
Other teams include: Susan Hayre and Sharnjit Gill, corrections officers from Vancouver; Simi Fagbongbe and Ope Fagbongbe, a father-daughter team from Burnaby, B.C.; and married Winnipeg police officers Brian and Cynthia Boyd.
Exes Dujean Williams and Leilani Ross hail from Toronto. Brent Sweeney and Sean Sweeney are brothers from Nova Scotia who now call Toronto home. Daters Nicholas La Monaca and Sabrina Mercuri are from Montreal.
The youngest couple is Hamilton Elliott and Michaelia Drever.