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Holly Agostino and Brett Burstein are a team of Married Doctors on The Amazing Race Canada 1.



Age: 33 (March 25, 1980)
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Connection to Teammate: Wife
Current Occupation: Pediatrician
Place of Birth: Montreal, QC
Couldn't live without: "Coffee and lip gloss (not mixed together)"
Strengths: Connecting with teens, photography, being a doctor
Fears/Phobias: Intense fear of fish or anything from the sea
Favourite travel destination: Paris


Age: 33 (Nov 22, 1979)
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Connection to Teammate: Husband
Current Occupation: Pediatrician
Place of Birth: Toronto, ON
Couldn't live without: "Breathing (I literally couldn't live without it)"
Good luck charm: My wife
Strengths: Water skiing, cardiac defibrillation
Fears/Phobias: Global warming
Favourite travel destination: Sub-Saharan Africa

Brett and Hol met 10 years ago in Montreal at McGill medical school, and are now married paediatricians working at Montreal Children's Hospital. They take great pride in helping people and changing lives, but don't let their career path fool you – these two are hard-nosed competitors. And when this couple disagrees, the sparks fly. As doctors, they are an intimidating team with Brett as the more opinionated of the two. But don't let Holly's quiet demeanour fool you – they are here to win. "We are definitely ready," says Hol. "Who ultimately wins clearly involves an element of luck but a team will always lose when they get careless." Brett adds, "I don't worry about doing things that are morally bankrupt." Brett and Hol have travelled around the world, but have done little travelling inside the borders of their home country. They believe THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the perfect opportunity to see Canada and let their relationship grow.

Motto: "Total focus, eyes on the prize!"
How will they plan to win The Race: "Be cunning and resourceful, we are pros at functioning under pressure no matter what the conditions."
Number one roadblock as team: "Over-analyzing. Our challenge as a team will be to embrace the quiet moments to refuel, get out of the game, and enjoy the beauty of Canada."

The Amazing Race Canada 1

Race History

Holly & Brett's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Brett 2 of 9 [1]
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Brett 1 of 8
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Holly 6 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Holly 2 of 7
5 5 Yukon → Saskatchewan Brawn / Beauty Brett 5 of 6 [2]
6 6 Saskatchewan → Quebec Sculpt It / Spot It Holly 2 of 5 [3]
7 7 Quebec → Nunavut Harpoon Hunter / Igloo Builder Brett 5 of 5
Average 3.29
     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

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.
2: Holly & Brett initially arrived in 3rd place, but received a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the Route Marker task. Vanessa & Celina and Jody & Cory arrived during this time, dropping them to 5th place.
3: Holly & Brett were tied with Jody & Cory for 2nd place, as they arrived on the mat at exactly the same time.


  • In their appearance in Steph & Kristen's Backseat Drivers bonus series during Season 5 in 2017, it was revealed that Holly & Brett had since had their first child, a son named Dylan.


External links


  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (08/27/2013): "Holly and Brett are okay being the team viewers love to hate on The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Steve Tilley at Chatham Daily News (09/01/2013): "Amazing Race Canada heading towards finish line"
  • (09/12/2013): "MCH doctors finish the Amazing Race Canada in fifth place"
  • Canadian Pediatric Society at (09/30/2013): "Montreal pediatricians use Amazing Race to start amazing cause"
  • Mike Cohen at (10/22/2013): "Holly and Brett from The Amazing Race Canada: the inside story"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (11/25/2013): "Amazing Race 23 Ep #9 Recap with Brett & Holly from TAR Canada"
  • Jessica Liese at RHAP (09/04/2014): "Amazing Race Canada 2014 E09 – Australia v NZ E06 RHAP-up"

Social Media Profiles


The Amazing Race Canada 1 Teams
 Hal & Joanne
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 Holly & Brett
Married Doctors
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 Jamie & Pierre
Best Friends
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 Jet & Dave
Best Friends
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 Jody & Cory
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 Tim & Tim
Father & Son
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 Treena & Tennille
Twin Sisters
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