Jody Mitic

A twenty-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Jody Mitic served three active tours of duty. After losing both of his legs to a landmine in Afghanistan, he completed the Achilles Canada 5-km run on prosthetic legs as part of his rehabilitation. In 2013, he and his brother Cory came in second in the The Amazing Race Canada, and in 2014, he was elected to the Ottawa city council. His memoir Unflinching (Simon & Schuster) is a powerful chronicle of the honour and sacrifice of an ordinary Canadian, and an authentic portrait of military life. Mitic lives in Orleans, Ontario.