Julie Taylor and Lowell Taylor are a Married team on The Amazing Race Canada 4.

They were the obvious favorites early on with their sunny attitudes shining out every leg. Despite Lowell's vision handicap, they were able to make it past the halfway point of the race. However, they were ultimately eliminated when Lowell's struggles at the On the Field Detour forced them to switch as well as inhibit their process during the "Needle-in-a-haystack" Prison challenge. As Lowell put it, it was a very visual day that sent them home in 6th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CTV.com[1]

Julie

Age: 33
Occupation: Speech and Language Pathologist
Current City: Lethbridge, Alta.
Hometown: Lethbridge, Alta.
Strengths: Outgoing, sense of humour, and napping
Fears/Phobia: Snakes
Favourite Travel Destination: New Zealand
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "When he steals my puns and gets a better reaction!"
How did you train for the Race? Physically, I continued my regular workouts (alternating swimming, biking and running), started climbing and did a couple chin-ups. Mentally, I binge-watched other 'The Amazing Race Canada' episodes and played brain games.
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? Being Lowell's biggest fan at the Paralympics!
What's your must-have item of clothing? Bright clothing in general … all the better for Lowell to see me!

Lowell

Age: 34
Occupation: Registered Psychologist
Current City: Lethbridge, Alta.
Hometown: Farm near Carstairs, Alta.
Strengths: Determination, sense of humour, and listening
Fears/Phobia: Not being able to help his wife and kids because of his disability
Favourite Travel Destination: New Zealand
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "How she doubts her superpowers."
What's in your backpack? Clothes, toiletries, extra shoes, flip flops and a bunch of visual supports (flashlights, head lamps, magnifiers, glasses, cane).
Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? Julie likes me in blue.
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? Paralympics!

Julie and Lowell are an enthusiastic and dynamic couple who persevere through obstacles every day. Lowell suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and is legally blind. He has no peripheral vision, reduced central vision, and no vision in low light. Lowell has adjusted to decreasing sight his entire life, and has found passion in sports. He is currently training for Para-Triathlon and Para-Cycling (road and track) events with a dream to compete in the Paralympic Games. His Paralympic dream is just one way his inspiring optimism, humour, and determination have turned tough times into positive experiences.

Julie and Lowell work tremendously well as a team. Julie has been by Lowell's side every step of the way as he faces challenges to his independence. And Lowell's emotional/mental strength and unending patience has been their stronghold as they raise two young boys together.

This loving pair wants to run "The Amazing Race Canada" before Lowell's sight decreases further, and hopes to inspire their sons as well as those with physical limitations. "I want to honour my grandfather who suffered from the same eye condition. He was blind by age 40, but continued farming till his 80s… decades after he completely lost his sight," says Lowell. Julie and Lowell would use their winnings to acquire proper equipment and training for Lowell's Paralympic Games dream, fund eye treatments to help slow the progression of his condition, and travel with their kids before Lowell goes fully blind.

Fun Facts

Motto: "Racing with heart…not sight" If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Wrong Direction Walk on song: "Count on Me" – Bruno Mars Past team they most associate with: Jody and Cory If you could be an animal what would you be?

  • Julie: Golden retriever
  • Lowell: Owl

The Amazing Race Canada 4

Race History

Julie & Lowell's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Northwest Territories → Alberta No Detour Lowell 5 of 10 [1][2]
Julie
2 2 Alberta Sim / Swim Lowell 7 of 9
3 3 Alberta → Vietnam Vibrate / Hydrate Julie 7 of 9
4 4 Vietnam Flip Flop / V-Pop Julie 6 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → British Columbia No Detour Julie 6 of 7 [1]
Lowell
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Dry Dock / Art Rock Julie 3 of 6
7 7 Ontario On the Field / Offshore Lowell 6 of 6
Average 5.72
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
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:
1: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.
2: Due to an unsafe change in the weather, Lowell was not permitted to complete the first Roadblock and had to wait an equivalent amount of time that it would have taken to complete it before receiving the next clue.

Post Race

  • Julie & Lowell are the hosts of Mind Set Go, a series focusing on Canadians in pursuit of weight loss and a healthier lifestyle, each coached by a Paralympic athlete, on AMI TV (a Canadian network for the visually impaired). It premiered on March 8, 2018 [2] and returned for a second season, which premiered on January 30, 2019.

Trivia

  • Lowell is the first legally blind contestant to compete on the Race.

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References

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