First Team Eliminated in the Season 3 Premiere of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

- Brothers Gino and Jesse take the first leg in Toronto and win round-trip tickets from Air Canada to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, plus 2.5 million Petro-Points™ each from Petro-Canada™ -
- Next week: Teams break out their passports and race to exotic Santiago, Chile, where tensions run high and communication with the locals proves to be a challenge -
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TORONTO, July 9, 2015 /CNW/ - It was a heartbreaking end for newly dating couple Max Altamuro and Elias Theodorou in tonight's Season 3 premiere of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The Toronto-based pair fell behind when they struggled to complete a broadcasting challenge with TSN's James Duthie. The UFC fighter and his fearless girlfriend became the first team eliminated at the Pit Stop at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

"We may have been last, but we finished as a team," said Elias. "I'm so excited to take what we've learned from each other and make a lasting relationship."

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Episode 301 Recap
In the Season 3 opener, 12 teams gathered at the foot of the historic Château Frontenac Hotel in Québec City. After heading to Quay 22 in Québec's harbour for their first clue, teams had to search through hundreds of bikes to find the one that their combination unlocked, and take a ferry across the St. Lawrence River to the town of Lévis, before departing for Toronto. After the teams arrived in Toronto on two separate flights, they encountered a word scramble challenge inside the St. Lawrence Market, tested their broadcasting chops with TSN's James Duthie on the set of SPORTSCENTRE, and then made their way to Ontario Place where they competed in a three-part water obstacle course. Brothers Gino and Jesse Montani arrived first at the Air Canada Centre, winning the first leg of Season 3. Host Jon Montgomery greeted them at the Pit Stop with their leg prize - two round-trip tickets from Air Canada to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 2.5 million Petro-Points each from Petro-Canada, redeemable for six months of free gas.

Last night's episode will encore this Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 12 at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO - and is also now available on demand at CTV GO. All-new episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV.

Viewers can also catch Max and Elias live on CANADA AM (weekdays at 6 a.m. ET), 104.5 CHUM FM morning show ROGER, DARREN, & MARILYN (weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), 99.9 Virgin Radio's TUCKER IN THE MORNING (weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (weekdays at 5 a.m. ET, and weekends at 7 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), and THE SOCIAL (weekdays at 1 p.m. ET) on Thursday, July 9, as they discuss their elimination from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

Next Week:

On the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Wednesday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), teams are surprised with an early adventure outside of Canada when they travel to South America. In Santiago, Chile, tensions run high and racers fly higher. Some teams struggle to communicate with the locals, while others express themselves with body language, as they race for a pair of Express passes.

The 11 remaining teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are:

For more on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit for exclusive content, including team videos, bios, full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras.

The three premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and BMO Financial Group. Dairy Queen® Canada, Mentos, and Petro-Canada also return to partner with the juggernaut hit series.



Racer Twitter Accounts:
Brent - @brentasweeney
Sean - @SeanASweeney
Brian and Cynthia - @BrianCynthia_MB
Dana - @dana7h
Amanda - @amj839
Dujean - @Ruthlessraze1
Leilani - @leilanimayaross
Gino - @g_montani
Jesse - @jessemontani
Hamilton - @HamCElliott
Michaelia - @MichaeliaDrever
Max - @MaxAltamuro
Elias - @eliastheodorou
Neil - @Race_Dad
Kristin - @sincerley_kris
Nic and Sabrina - @Nic_SabrinaTARC
Nick - @asylum1240
Matt - @mattrlp123
Simi - @simifaq
Ope - @O_Siyoyo 
Susan - @hayresk13
Sharnjit - @Sharnkgill



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