Canadian 100m sprinter Sam Effah and his teammate, Olympian and Pan Am Games silver medallist, hurdler Sarah Wells, have announced they will appear on Season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada, which premieres on Tuesday, July 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET on CTV.
Effah, the son of immigrants from Ghana, grew up in Calgary and attended university there before relocating to Toronto. A two-time Canadian champion in the 100m, he ran his personal best of 10.06s at NACAC in Miramar, Florida in 2010. He struggled with muscle tears in his quads and hips that prevented him from making Canada’s Olympic team in both 2012 and 2016. Effah is 30.
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Wells advanced to the semifinals of the 400m hurdles at the London Olympics in 2012. She won silver in the 400m hurdles and bronze in the 4x400m relay at the Pan Am Games in Toronto in 2015, but she, too, struggled with injuries and was unable to compete in the 2016 Olympics. Wells is 29.
The pair each posted the news about The Amazing Race separately on their Instagram accounts. “Sam’s a 100m sprinter, I’m a 400m hurdler. We both feel like we have a mindset from our sport that we’re able to bring into this race that’s going to allow us to deal with the pressure,” Wells said in a video posted by the race.
“We’re going to win The Amazing Race Canada because we’re disciplined, we have grit, we’re hungry, we’re resilient, and ultimately we know how to win,” says Effah.
The show airs on Tuesday, July 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET on CTV.