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Jody "Jo" Mitic and Cory Mitic are a team of Brothers on The Amazing Race Canada 1.

A former Army sniper and his brother, Jody lost both his legs while on duty in Afghanistan. They remained in the background for the first half of the season both airtime-wise and gameplay-wise, but stepped into the limelight by winning leg 7, and then the two following legs, and were the favorites heading into the finale as they were the only team remaining to have previously won a leg. After trailing for most of the final leg, they arrived at the final Roadblock minutes after Vanessa & Celina. However, Cory struggled to remember the flowers allowing Tim Sr. to pass him, leaving the brothers in 2nd place.



Age: 36 (Jan 3, 1977)
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Connection to Teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Army Sniper (Ret), Motivational Speaker
Nickname: Jo
Place of Birth: Kitchener, ON
Couldn't live without: My motorcycle
Strengths: Military training, race car driving, long range firearms
Fears/Phobias: Eating weird stuff
Favourite travel destination: New Zealand


Age: 32 (April 14, 1981)
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Connection to Teammate: Brother
Current Occupation: Labour Relations Officer
Nickname: n/a
Place of Birth: Kitchener, ON
Couldn't live without: Family, friends, and good food
Good luck charm: My good will towards others
Strengths: Conflict resolution, singing, negotiations
Fears/Phobias: Falling, eating strange things
Favourite travel destination: Our old family cottage

Jody was a sniper for the Canadian forces, and while on duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he stepped on a land mine and lost both his legs below the knee. After an extraordinary recovery, Jody was running 5 km charity runs in a little over a year on his new prosthetic feet. "It's obviously going to be a challenge," Jody says of his prosthetics, "but we're going to have to overcome that with determination." Cory was by Jody's side during his recovery and then relocated to Alberta to take a job five years ago. The distance has been hard on the brothers and they're looking forward to re-establishing their strong bond. "We'll rely on each other to get the job done," says Cory. "Our interaction will probably be laced with a lot of bleeps for the viewers at home, and comic relief, also quite a bit of fireworks," says Jody. Within a few months of returning home, Jody was reunited with one of the medics who evacuated him from Afghanistan. The two are now common law partners of five years and have two beautiful girls together. With the birth of his first daughter, Jody vowed to always strive to be a better person, someone his daughter would look up to and be proud to call Dad.

Motto: "They are the enemy and we shall destroy them."
How will they plan to win The Race: Focus, hard work, calculated risk.
Number one roadblock as team: "Being patient and bringing the intensity down a little bit from red line."

The Amazing Race Canada 1[]

Race History[]

Jody & Cory's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Cory 7 of 9 [1]
2 2 British Columbia Draw It / Dance It Cory 3 of 8
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Lump by Lump / Bone by Bone Jody 5 of 7
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories → Yukon Yukon Supply Run / Klondike Gold Rush Cory 6 of 7
5 5 Yukon → Saskatchewan Brawn / Beauty Jody 4 of 6
6 6 Saskatchewan → Quebec Sculpt It / Spot It Cory 2 of 5 [2]
7 7 Quebec → Nunavut Harpoon Hunter / Igloo Builder Jody 1 of 5
8 8 Nunavut → Nova Scotia Surf / Turf Cory 1 of 4
9 9 Nova Scotia → Newfoundland and Labrador Tell a Tale / Wag a Tail Jody 1 of 4
10 10 Newfoundland and Labrador → Ontario No Detour Jody 2 of 3 [3]
Average 3.20
     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
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: This leg featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Jody & Cory were tied with Holly & Brett for 2nd place, as they arrived on the mat at exactly the same time.


  • In October 2014, Jody was elected to Ottawa City Council.[1]
  • Following the Race, Jody also became a public speaker and author, releasing 2 books: Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, a memoir chronicling his experience in the military and his recovery following the loss of his legs in Afghanistan, and a second book, Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories From Men and Women In the Canadian Armed Forces, a collection of stories from others who served.[2]
    • He was a panelist on the 2017 season of the CBC series, Canada Reads, a debate competition to determine the year's best work by a Canadian author. He defended the futuristic novel Nostalgia by M.G. Vassangi.[3][4]


Franchise Records[]

  • Jody is the first double amputee contestant in The Amazing Race.

Canada Records[]

  • Jody & Cory are the first family team to win a leg.
  • First team to make it to the final leg.
  • First team to finish the race in 2nd Place.

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