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Sarah Wells and Sam Effah are a team of Teammates on The Amazing Race Canada 7.

Despite their slow start, they were a consistent team that usually finished at the top of the pack. While their athletic abilities let them dominate in physical challenges, they often struggled with mental tasks. In the finale, they were beaten to the float-plane sign-up board by Anthony & James, which let the married couple take the lead. While they were able to stay on the heels of Anthony & James throughout the last leg, they weren't able to pull ahead and finished in 2nd place.


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Age: 29
Current City: Toronto, Ontario
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Connection to Teammate: Friend and Teammate
Current Occupation: Track Athlete - Team Canada


Age: 30
Current City: Toronto, Ontario
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Connection to Teammate: Friend and Teammate
Current Occupation: Track Athlete - Team Canada

Sarah and Sam are Team Canada teammates who have traveled the world competing at international competitions. It hasn't been an easy road however, as both experienced near career-ending injuries. Sarah was sidelined with an injury the year of her first Olympic Games and made a comeback within six months to compete and finish as an Olympic semi-finalist. Sam was diagnosed with major labral tears in both hips, and fought his way back from this near career-ending injury after a tough surgery. As a two-time Canadian Champion in 100m, Sam has competed at three World Championships, and most recently, the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both will be looking to qualify and compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Overcoming adversity has pushed them into meaningful work outside of their sports; it's why they share very similar values. Sarah started The Believe Initiative, a program that teaches resilience and self-belief to young people. Through hosting events in schools and coupling it with in-class lessons across the country, the organization has inspired more than 35,000 students. As a result of this work Sarah has been humbled watching the impact she can make on future generations both on and off the track. Sam shares his story with students across Canada through Classroom Champions, a virtual mentorship program, where he connects with athletes from across North America, teaching monthly lessons over the full school year. Outside of mentorship, Sam was awarded the Global Sports Developments Excellence prize for this public speaking work and volunteering efforts with non-profits. Sarah and Sam have taken many stages in sport and at speaking events at Canadian Universities, business conferences, and events like WE Day, but next time they take the stage, they look to motivate the next generation of Canadians with the experience from The Amazing Race Canada.

The Amazing Race Canada 7[]

Race History[]

Sarah & Sam's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Sam 2 of 10 [1]
2 2 British Columbia Plant / Paddle Sam 4 of 9
3 3 British Columbia → Alberta Celebrate / Elevate Sarah 5 of 8
4 4 Alberta → Northwest Territories No Detour Sam 4 of 7 [1]
5 5 Northwest Territories → British Columbia No Detour Sarah 1 of 7
6 6 British Columbia → Saskatchewan Dance in a Square / Walk in Circles No Roadblock 2 of 6
7 7 Saskatchewan → Ontario Beer Fest / Robot Quest No Roadblock 4 of 6
8 8 Ontario → Quebec This / That Sam 4 of 5
9 9 Quebec → Ontario Cutting Edge / Cutting a Wedge No Roadblock 2 of 5
10 10 Ontario → Nova Scotia Puck / Apples Sarah 2 of 4
11 11 Nova Scotia → Ontario No Detour Sam 2 of 3 [1]
Average 2.91
     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
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team that lost the Double Battle
🠆 The team used the One Way
🠄 Recipient of the One Way
The team that used the second slot of the "Double One Way"
Recipient of a second One Way due to the "Double One Way" twist

1: This leg featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.


  • Sarah has since retired from track and field, she is now married and has a child.


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