Mika Combs and Canaan Smith are a Newly Dating team on The Amazing Race 15.

They did nothing to stand out for the first five legs of the Race, and, as they were always at the back of the pack, they kind of faded into the background. At least until the sixth leg, when Mika suffered one of the most hilarious and embarrassing breakdowns in the show's history. Afraid of both heights and water, Mika found herself frozen and unable to go down a six-story water slide, allowing Flight Time & Big Easy to pass them and they were eliminated in 7th.


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These southern sweethearts will charm you with their fresh faces and wide-eyed enthusiasm for life. They have only been dating for a few months, but admit to spending every waking hour together since they fell in love.

Mika grew up in Hazard, Ky. and moved to Nashville, Tenn. two years ago to pursue a career in country music. She claims to excel in high pressure situations, but admits to often breaking down in tears when she gets upset. Her favorite hobbies include singing, dancing and riding four-wheelers.

Canaan is a professional songwriter who is looking at the Race as an opportunity to grow his relationship with Mika. Mika believes that Canaan can be way too demanding, while he believes she can be too sensitive. He lists his favorite activities to do with Mika as writing songs and making out.

Neither one of them has traveled extensively outside of Canaan's mission trip to Mexico with his church, but they have no doubt that their love will take them to the finish line and the $1 million prize.[1]

The Amazing Race 15

Race History

Mika & Canaan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Japan No Detour Canaan 10 of 12 [1]
2 Japan → Vietnam No Detour Mika 8 of 11
2 3 Vietnam Child's Play / Word Play Canaan 7 of 10
3 4 Vietnam → Cambodia Cover / Wrap Canaan 7 of 9
4 5 Cambodia → United Arab Emirates Build a Snowman / Find a Snowman Canaan 7 of 8
5 6 United Arab Emirates Gold / Glass Canaan 7 of 7 [2]
Average 7.67
     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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn


1: Mika & Canaan arrived at the Pit Stop in 10th place, but had lost one of the tourists that they were required bring with them. They backtracked to find their missing tourist before checking in, again. This did not affect their placement.

2: Mika & Canaan did not finish the task at the Atlantis, The Palm resort due to Mika's fear of heights and swimming/water and incurred a 24-hour penalty for quitting the slide task. Already in last place, they proceeded to the Pit Stop where they checked in and were eliminated without the penalty being applied.


  • Canaan broke up with Mika at the Elimination Station. Mika claimed that he didn't end their relationship because of the race.[2]
  • Canaan got engaged with Christy Hardesty in March 2014.[3] Canaan married Hardesty in August 2014.[4]
  • Mika played Jackie on an episode of Still the King that first aired on August 16, 2016.[5]


  • Mika & Canaan were referenced in a flashback during Leg 8 of The Amazing Race 28 when the Race revisited the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai that led to their elimination.

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