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Nic La Monaca and Sabrina Mercuri are a Dating team on The Amazing Race Canada 3.

From the very first task, they were portrayed as a very mistake-prone team as they would constantly blunder or struggle through many of the tasks of the race. Even though they finished in the top half of the standings in the first two legs, the next three saw them scraping the bottom of the rankings. They were ultimately done in by struggling through both the Detour and the Roadblock during the sixth leg and finished in 8th place.



Age: 22 (December 19, 1992)
Occupation: Student/Soccer Coach
Current City: Montréal
Hometown: Montréal
Strengths: Patient, strategic, and logical.
Fears/Phobia: Water
Favourite Travel Destination: Anywhere with a coastline.
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Sab's driving!"


Age: 32 (July 9, 1982)
Occupation: Human Resources
Current City: Montréal
Hometown: Montréal
Strengths: Patient, strategic, and logical.
Fears/Phobia: Water
Favourite Travel Destination: Buenos Aires
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Nic's spurts of road rage."

Sabrina and Nic met through an Italian-Canadian association in Montréal after both having recently moved back from Italy. They have been dating for a little over a year, and while there's no ring on her finger, these two know they're getting married and spending the rest of their lives together.

The lovebirds are extremely high energy, fun loving, and have a good sense of humour. Nic keeps Sabrina grounded with his sweet and protective nature, while Sabrina's quick wit and ability to work well under pressure will get the team through the fast-paced race.

Nic played soccer professionally in Italy and was moving up the ranks when he sustained an unfortunate shoulder injury. This put an early end to his career at the young age of 20, however, Nic continues to support the soccer community as a coach.

Sabrina and Nic enjoy going to soccer matches together, cooking, and having a great heated argument. The two can also never say no to a good cuddle.

"We also love to travel, having lived in Europe – both in Italy and me in London as well. Our dream travel destination is Madagascar." says Sabrina. Living abroad required them to be extremely courageous and now they are excited to see their home country together on the race.

Sabrina and Nic both grew up speaking four languages: French, Italian, Spanish and English. Sabrina believes this will come in handy during THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and plans to leverage this to the team's benefit.

With the winnings, their goal is to start their new life together and get married. Sabrina would also use the winnings to pay down her mortgage and Nic would use the money to pay for his tuition.


Motto: "If you don't laugh, it's not worth it!"
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2: A mix of the Tim's and Mickey and Pete
If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?

  • Sabrina: Julia Roberts
  • Nic: 1970s Al Pacino

Can't live without: Each other
On the first day of ruling the world, what would you do? We would make accessible health care and education for everyone.
What's in your backpack? Underwear and socks (a must-have), shorts and shirts, thermal gear and snacks (Nic)
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the race? A smartphone! With endless roaming capabilities and worldwide coverage. (Nic)
How did you train for the race? My job allows me to keep fit so that was easy, the perks of being a soccer coach. Oh and lots of memory games. (Nic)
How did you choose your team colour? We're Canadian, we're passionate and we're fiery…red was ideal! (Sabrina)
What's your must-have beauty/grooming item? Products for my curly hair. (Sabrina)
How did you train for the race? A lot of strategizing. We put ourselves in many different situations. (Sabrina)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Race History

Nic & Sabrina's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Nic 2 of 12 [1]
2 2 Ontario → Chile Motion / Emotion Nic 4 of 11
3 3 Chile → Argentina Dance / Dine Sabrina 8 of 10 [2]
4 4 Argentina → Nova Scotia Bubbles / Suds Nic 8 of 9
5 5 Nova Scotia → Quebec Ride It / Pull It Sabrina 6 of 8 [3]
6 6 Quebec → Ontario Analyze / Synchronize Nic 8 of 8
Average 6.00
     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 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Nic & Sabrina initially arrived in 1st place, but received a 2-hour time penalty for quitting the Blind Soccer task. 7 teams checked in during this time, dropping them to 8th place.
3: Nic & Sabrina arrived last at the Face Off, but because Neil & Kristin and Simi & Ope took time penalties for quitting the Face Off, there were no other teams for them to compete against, so they were not penalized. They were, however, given an unspecified time penalty for being unable to complete the "Ride It" Detour as it was deemed unsafe to perform after dark.


Nic & Sabrina on their wedding day

  • Nic and Sabrina married on August 8, 2019.[1]


External links


  • Marci Ien on Canada AM (08/13/2015): "Cut by crime scene and CPR"
  • Amber Dowling at (08/13/2015): "Crime scenes and CPR were not this couple's friend"
  • Ruth Myles at Calgary Herald (08/13/2015): " 'Awww, love' – Eliminated team Nic and Sabrina talk about their highs and lows"
  • Caitlin Connelly at The Social (08/13/2015): "Five questions with Nic and Sabrina"
  • Mike Cohen at The Suburban (08/13/2015): "Montrealers Nic and Sabrina end their run on The Amazing Race Canada"
  • Mark Daniell at Jam Canoe (08/14/2015): "Nic and Sabrina talk CPR meltdown"
  • Murtz Jaffer at Inside Pulse (08/17/2015): "Exclusive Interview With The Amazing Race Canada's Nic La Monaca & Sabrina Mercuri"
  • (09/17/2015): "10 minutes with The Amazing Race Canada's Sabrina Mercuri and Nic La Monaca"

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