I’m afraid we have something that tops the SI cover jinx: The Curse of the Jim Dandeneau New Bedford Favorites Preview. Another pre-race favorite has withdrawn due to illness. This time it’s Nate Jenkins. Come on! This one is also really disappointing because from Jim’s preview it sounded like Nate was ready to drop a serious time in the half.
— Nate Jenkins (@NateJruns) March 16, 2014
The race will still be pretty competitive, but Nate’s presence will be missed up front. The important thing is, Nate hopefully learned not to eat any mystery cake that was sent to him by R. Sança the night before a big race. All kidding aside, we’re hoping for a speedy recovery for Nate.