CFL great old­est com­peti­tor on next “Amaz­ing Race Canada”

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - BY BILL BRIOUX

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.

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