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Kamloops teams look to race across Canada

Two Kamloops teams are hoping to be on the Amazing Race Canada, set to tape this spring.
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March 01, 2013 - 5:11 PM

By Jennifer Stahn

Amazing Race is coming to Canada and among the 1,300 teams hoping to earn one of the dozen or so spots are two teams from Kamloops.

Chris Monteleone and Nick Cundari were born and raised in Kamloops and while both have travelled extensively neither one has spent much time visiting other areas of Canada. Monteleone, co-owner of The Commodore Grand Cafe and Lounge, and Cundari, owner of a liquor store in Sun Peaks, are life long friends. In their audition video the duo showcase their physical abilities, competitive nature and fun-loving attitudes.

Johan van Heerden and Cornel Barnard, both doctors who moved to Kamloops several years ago, use their video audition as a chance to show their aptitude for fun, dedication to their friendship and their ability to take on tough challenges. The pair have competed in Ironman triathlons as well as running the Grand Canyon's grueling 75-km. Route.

Entries were accepted up until yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 28, and with more than 1,300 audition videos posted to YouTube many race hopefuls will be waiting in anticipation for the producers to decide who will get the nod.

Set to air this summer, teams will tape during the spring and must be available for a full 28 days. Potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres will have many teams experiencing more of the country than they ever have before.

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Cornel Barnard and Johan van Heerden audition video for Amazing Race Canada.

Chris Monteleone and Nick Cundari audition video for Amazing Race Canada.

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