Korey Sam and Ivana Krunic are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race Canada 5.


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Age: 31
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Current City: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Strengths: Listening, fitness, motivating
Fears/Phobia: Vomit
Favourite Travel Destination: Caribbean
Pet Peeve about Teammate: Fiery


Age: 31
Occupation: Personal Trainer/Substitute Teacher
Current City: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Strengths: Resilient, adaptable, leader
Fears/Phobia: Spiders
Favourite Travel Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda
Pet Peeve about Teammate: Tardiness. "See you in one hour means 'see you in three hours' to Korey."

Team Bio

Ivana and Korey are co-workers and best friends who met 10 years ago at the gym. They share a lot of traits with one another, which is something that makes their friendship so strong. While Korey and Ivana are fun, loving and positive, they are both passionate and determined, sharing a similar work ethic focus. Working as personal trainers at the gym together, where they are some of the most popular trainers, they feel that their physical ability could be one of their greatest strengths during THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

Ivana is a livewire who wears her heart on her sleeve. Born in Bosnia, she escaped Sarajevo with her family at the age of six and has grown up to be a strong-willed and determined woman. She's loud, extroverted, and prides herself in being a role model to her clients, family, and friends.

Korey is the calm to Ivana's storm. Rarely aggressive and a teddy bear at heart, Korey is kind, thoughtful, and says that his strength lies in his ability to perform well under pressure. They're an odd couple – but with Ivana's energy and Korey's charm they will surely be fun to watch.

Fun Facts

Motto: "Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." – Muhammad Ali
If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Pandaaaaaa
Walk on Song: "Panda" by Desiigner
Team they most associate with from previous seasons: Gino and Jesse Montani
If you could be an animal what would you be?

Ivana: Elephant | Korey: T-Rex

The Amazing Race Canada 5

Race History

Korey & Ivana's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Newfoundland and Labrador → British Columbia Pedal / Paddle Ivana 2 of 10
2 2 British Columbia → Alberta Pump It / Pull It Korey 8 of 9
3 3 Alberta → British Columbia Strike It / Throw It Ivana 2 of 8
4 4 British Columbia → China In Sync / In Line Korey 6 of 7
5 5 China → Thailand Bling It / Shred It No Roadblock 6 of 7
6 6 Thailand → Ontario → Quebec Tiptoe Through the Tulips / Get the Picture Korey 3 of 6
7 7 Quebec → Ontario → Newfoundland and Labrador Find Your Dory / Family Story Ivana 5 of 6
8 8 Newfoundland and Labrador → Panama Up For a Drink / Down For the Count Korey 4 of 5
9 9 Panama → Saskatchewan The Cart / The Horse Ivana 4 of 5
10 10 Saskatchewan → Ontario Alpac-It / I'll Cast It Ivana 2 of 4
11 11 Ontario → Quebec No Detour Korey 3 of 3 [1]
Average 4.10
     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.

1: Leg 11 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.

Post Race


  • Most second to last finishes in a career, 6 (tied with Josh & Brent)
  • During Leg 4 in Beijing, Ivana hyperextended her back while diving in the In Sync Detour. At the After Show, she said the resulting injury continued to be a factor through the rest of the Race.
  • Referred to themselves as "Team Panda" throughout the Race, as with them being an interracial team, it symbolized diversity and inclusion.

External links


  • Sheri Block at (09/13/2017): "Korey and Ivana still feel like winners despite coming in third on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ "

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