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Kristen Idiens and Darren Trapp are a Dating team on The Amazing Race Canada 1.

They started off strong, winning the first leg and the Express Pass, and ran at the top of the pack for the first three legs. In the Northwest Territories, they got lost early looking for the Roadblock, putting them on the last flight to the Yukon. Even though they held the Express Pass, they decided to do the Detour anyway, as they had experience with paddling. However, Vanessa & Celina used their own Express Pass, and Jody & Cory were able to breeze through the other side of the Detour, causing them to be eliminated with the Express Pass in hand, becoming the second team in the franchise to do so.

Profile

Kristen

  • Age: 32 (Feb 21, 1981)
  • Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs. BC
  • Connection to Teammate: Girlfriend
  • Current Occupation: Outdoor Adventure Guide
  • Nickname: K
  • Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
  • Couldn't live without: Nature
  • Good luck charm: Pine cone
  • Strengths: Identifying plants, making people smile, teaching, handling reptiles, basketball
  • Fears/Phobias: Heights, cliffs, eating strange animals
  • Favourite travel destination: Any place off the beaten path

Darren

  • Age: 26 (April 20, 1987)
  • Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
  • Connection to Teammate: Boyfriend
  • Current Occupation: White-Water Raft Guide, Lifeguard
  • Nickname: D-Ron
  • Place of Birth: Bassano, AB
  • Couldn't live without: Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Strengths: Rafting, guiding, playing guitar, running, driving, navigating
  • Fears/Phobias: Spiders, eating living things, swimming in deep water when I can't see what's beneath me (even though I'm a lifeguard!)
  • Favourite travel destination: A road trip anywhere there are roads

Friends describe this adventurous duo as equally dorky and very cute, super supportive, and always challenging each other to reach new levels. They share a passion for positive thinking and a love of all living things, but they also know how to compete. These world travellers also share an affinity for sustainable living. As avid outdoor enthusiasts, Kristen and Darren keep in top physical condition, complemented by their well rounded and worldly intelligence. Kristen knew they'd be a real threat on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, as she explains that "Every obstacle, every experience good and bad, have helped us learn new lessons." "Darren is pretty detail oriented," says Kristen, while he describes her as "The most selfless person...she is up for anything. She is incredibly motivated and ACTUALLY can do anything she sets her mind to!" Kristen was an MVP basketball player in her scholastic years and can make her own clothes, while Darren is extremely resourceful on little to no money. Motto: "We believe strongly in equity for all living creatures and creating our own realities through positive thinking and sharing love everywhere we go." How will they plan to win The Race: "Using our fitness level, logic, resourcefulness, and maintaining a positive attitude towards each challenge." Number one roadblock as team: "Remembering to use our differences to our advantage instead of getting frustrated with each other."

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Race History

Kristen & Darren's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Kristen 1 of 9 [1]
Darren
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Kristen 4 of 8
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Darren 2 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Darren 7 of 7
Average 3.50
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 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

Notes:


1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Second team to be eliminated with an Express Pass (after Jessica & John).

Canada

  • First team to ever to win a leg.
  • First team to win an Express Pass.
    • First team to pass the second Express Pass to another team.
  • First co-ed team to team to be eliminated.
  • First team to win a leg and be eliminated in a subsequent leg.
  • First team to to be eliminated in Yukon.

External links

Interviews

  • Alex Strachan at o.Canada.com (07/02/2013): "Amazing Race Canada hippies show competitive side"
  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (08/06/2013): "Kristen and Darren don't regret not using the Express Pass on The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Steve Tilley at Ifpress.com (08/11/2013): "Amazing Race Canada losers now know key to winning"

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