Getting eliminated at any stage of The Amazing Race Canada has to suck. But having to withdraw from the competition (in its second season on CTV Tuesday nights) because of an injury was a huge letdown for husband-and-wife team Shawn and Jen King from Halifax.
Shawn dislocated his shoulder during the second challenge of the night when the teams headed to the Surf Shack in Tofino, B.C., and were forced to ‘ride a wave’ for at least three seconds.
The event proved to be a challenge for many teams in the Race, but for Shawn, it ended with him making a trip to the emergency room (he has since healed).
That was a tough way for their Amazing Race journey to end, the Kings admitted in a conference call Wednesday. “We’ll never know how far we could have gone,” Jen said.
It was particularly hard considering fellow competitors Rex Harrington and Bob Hope took two penalties during Tuesday night’s episode. The duo couldn’t surf and also failed at the next task – beach-chair assembling.
If the married couple had stayed on in the race they definitely would have been able to beat Rex and Bob, Shawn said.
Up to the point of his injury, “We were running a solid race and we felt strong,” he added.
“It was a hard decision (to withdraw),” Jen said.
The pair had previously auditioned for the U.S. version of the show and say if there is an Amazing Race All-Stars, or an international version of the competition, they will happily try out again.
“If we get a call in a few seasons, we’ll be ready,” Shawn said.
One of the reasons they were excited to be a part of the reality show was the opportunity to see the rest of Canada. So with them going out after only two episodes and a handful of destinations, WERE there any spots they wished were part of their Amazing Race journey?
“The Yukon,” Jen said. “It’s on my list.”