Tim and Jess host this week, and talk a little bit about Jess’s upcoming Disney Marathon weekend before diving in deep with special guest Ted Metellus who gives us a ring while on the road. Ted is the Director of Race Course Operations for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, and has won the Professional of the Year Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security – so he knows a thing or two about race operations and security.
Ted walks us through all the changes in the lead-up to Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas after the Oct 1, 2017 shootings took place across from the Mandalay Bay (the planned venue for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas pre-race concert and start line staging area). He also shares insight into ALL of the behind-the-scenes operational details that go into making sure us runners have smooth and seamless experiences on race day. Yes, there’s a reason you have to get to the start 1.5 hours early!
Most of all, you can feel how much Ted genuinely cares about his events, the communities he works with, and the runners on race day. Check out the latest episode below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, and if you like what you hear, please leave a review.
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
- Las Vegas Shooting
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas
- Ingress and Egress
- ING sponsors NYC Marathon
- Ted’s Vegas Favorites
- Ted and Biggie and rapper Jeru the Damaja
- Follow the team on social!
For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness!
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