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

The newly dating couple spent most of their time in the race at the back of the pack, struggling to keep up with the leaders due to not reading their clues properly and Mika leaving Canaan to do most of the work at various tasks. Starting the sixth leg already in last place after falling behind at the previous leg, Mika & Canaan were able to overtake Flight Time & Big Easy heading into the final task of the leg, which required them to go down a a six-story water slide. However, Mika was paralyzed by her fear of both heights and water, and they, despite Canaan's many attempts at getting her to go down the slide, were re-passed by the Harlem Globetrotters, resulting in their elimination in 7th place.

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Retrieved from CBS.com

Mika Combs (22); Canaan Smith (26)
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Occupation: Aspiring Singer/Professional Songwriter
Relationship: Newly Dating

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
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
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
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
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn

Notes:
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 were required to backtrack to find their missing tourist before being allowed to check in. 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 2-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.

Post-Race[]

  • Canaan broke up with Mika at the Elimination Station. Mika claimed that he did not end their relationship because of the race.[2]
  • Canaan got engaged to Christy Hardesty in March 2014.[3] He married Hardesty in August 2014.[4]
  • Mika played Jackie on an episode of Still the King that first aired on August 16, 2016.[5]
  • On October 31, 2019, Canaan and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter named Virginia Rose Smith.[6]

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External links[]

Interviews[]

  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide (10/26/2009): "Amazing Race's Canaan: I Was Not Abusive Toward Mika on the Waterslide"
  • Christopher Rocchio at Reality TV World (10/26/2009): Exclusive: Mika Combs and Canaan Smith talks 'The Amazing Race'
  • Tim Parks at Digital Spy (10/26/2009): "Mika Combs, Canaan Smith ('Amazing Race')"
  • Staff at People (10/27/2009): Mika and Canaan Survive Their Failed Leap

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