Unlike the other teams, Olympic bronze medalist in Skeleton (and former teammate of host Jon Montgomery) Mellisa and barrel racer Nancy were not closely acquainted before the race, having only known each other on a professional basis (Mellisa was working as a sports commentator for events that Nancy participated in). Despite this, they formed a solid relationship during the race, with only one on-air argument that they managed to resolve. During their final leg, they were able to finish most of their tasks ahead of the other teams, their decision to complete the time-consuming "Mercado" Detour and then bad traffic leaving the last task resulted in the two teams leaving after them to catch up, leaving Mellisa and Nancy last after losing in a footrace against Courtney & Adam.
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Nancy and Mellisa met at the Calgary Stampede when Nancy was competing in barrel racing and Mellisa was a commentator. Their shared background in competitive sport gave them a foundation for their friendship, but their relationship is unique as they don't know each other very well on a personal level. However, both are fearless competitors who love to chase the rush of victory and they see THE AMAZING RACE CANADA as an opportunity to inspire the nation to find their own greatness! Nominated more than 30 times for the Heroes Edition, Nancy is a two-time national barrel racing champion who battled cancer four years ago and inspired everyone around her. It was near that age that her mother was also diagnosed with a fatal bout of cancer. But Nancy has not let that stop her – she doesn't want to give cancer any more energy than it deserves. She now lives with a greater sense of clarity, joy, and love. Mellisa is a three-time Olympian who won the bronze medal in the women's skeleton event at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games. However, her repeat performance at Vancouver 2010, in front of a hometown crowd, was not so successful. After hitting a wall, she placed fifth overall. When she faced the media in tears, she apologized to the country who shared her journey. She felt heartbroken but in the end, she found great purpose and inner strength through this very public defeat. Mellisa remains one of the top skeleton racers in the world, and is still connected with the Canadian Olympic Committee to help train the next generation of Olympians.
The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition
|Nancy & Mellisa's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||British Columbia||No Detour||Nancy||2 of 10|||
|2||2||British Columbia → Yukon||Dance / Chance||No Roadblock||2 of 9|
|3||3||Yukon → British Columbia||No Detour||Nancy||8 of 9ϵ|||
|4||4||British Columbia → Indonesia||Ular / Kebaya||Nancy||2 of 8⊂|
|5||5||Indonesia → Ontario||Pedal / Package||Mellisa||5 of 7|
|6||6||Ontario||Walk the Part / Latte Art||Nancy||2 of 7|
|7||7||Ontario → Manitoba||Tights / Bites||Mellisa||6 of 6~|
|8||8||Manitoba → Prince Edward Island||Suds / Spuds||Nancy||1 of 6|
|9||9||Prince Edward Island → Mexico||Mercado / Muertos||Mellisa||5 of 5|
- The first all-female team to complete a leg in first in which they had a Speed Bump.
- The first team to come first in a leg where they had a Speed Bump.
- Mellisa's Wikipedia page: Mellisa Hollingsworth
|The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition Teams|