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07.11.2019

A CONTORTIONIST TWISTS UP THE COMPETITON IN HER ATTEMPT TO OUTRUN A GLOBALLY RANKED SPARTAN RACER, ON “MILLION DOLLAR MILE,” SATURDAY, JULY 13

Editor’s note: The air time of this episode has changed.

Let The Race Speak for Itself” – A contortionist twists up the competition in her attempt to outrun the globally ranked Spartan racer, and a family man who calls himself “100% Italian Bread” is hungry for a win against “The Machine,” on MILLION DOLLAR MILE, Saturday, July 13 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The series is hosted by former college football champion and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, with Matt “Money” Smith and Maria Taylor serving as play-by-play commentators.

Following are the runners featured in the episode:

 

MICHAEL NEUMAN

HOMETOWN: Miami Beach, Fla.

Age 25

 

 

CONOR JOHNSTON

HOMETOWN: San Francisco

Age 37

 

 

DEVYN LABELLA

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles

Age 28

 

MAURI KONNELL

HOMETOWN: Redondo Beach, Calif.

Age 28

 

 

Following are MILLION DOLLAR MILE Defenders:

 

VEEJAY JONES

The Prodigy”

Age 20

HOMETOWN: Lakeview Terrace, Calif.

 

CURRENT CITY: Los Angeles

 

Since 2015, Veejay has held the record as the youngest Spartan Race winner in history. This powerhouse, whose six-times-a-week workouts consist of running mountains, weight training and bouldering, can run a sub-five-minute mile and deadlift twice his body weight. He is currently the American OCR 3k Short Course Champion.

 

 

ISAIAH VIDAL

"The Destroyer"

Age 25

 

 

HOMETOWN: Marble Falls, Texas

 

CURRENT CITY: Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

Isaiah is the most decorated OCR athlete in the world, celebrating the most wins in the history of the sport. He has competed in over 150 races, stood on the podium more than 80 times and holds the title of the youngest competitor ever to be a two-time finisher of the Spartan Death Race. He gained national attention in 2013 when he rode his bike from Austin, Texas to Killington, Vermont to compete in the Spartan World Championship. There, he placed top 10 in the world, and the next day, placed sixth in an Ultra Beast competition.

 

 

FAYE STENNING

The Canadian Crusher”

Age 29

 

HOMETOWN: Alberta, Canada

 

CURRENT CITY: Manhattan, N.Y.

 

Faye is an elite athlete and OCR professional. She was #1 in the Global Ranking for Spartan Racing in 2016 and placed second in 2016 and 2018 in the Spartan U.S. Championships. Her presence is also felt globally, where she consistently podiums at the Spartan World Championships. – placing third in 2016 and fourth in 2017 and 2018. Faye was part of Team Canada who placed first in the 2018 Spartan Team World Championships.

 

 

EMMA CHAPMAN

The Mighty Kiwi”

Age 30

 

HOMETOWN: Christchurch, New Zealand

 

CURRENT CITY: Richmond, Ky.

 

Emma is the reigning Tough Mudder X World Champion and a former member of the New Zealand Women’s soccer national team. She has just qualified on a team for the 2019 CrossFit Games. Mixing uncanny power with speed and endurance, she is a dominant figure in the CrossFit community.

 

CHEAT TWEET: A contortionist twists up the competition in her attempt to outrun a globally ranked Spartan racer on #MillionDollarMile 7/13 9/8c on @CBS with host @TimTebow & commentators @mattmoneysmith @MariaTaylor http://bit.ly/32iSGVv

 

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Defenders on Instagram:

Emma Chapman

@emmaharry57

Max Fennell

@maxfennell

Rebecca Hammond

@becchamm

VeeJay Jones

@veejay_jones

Robert Killian

@robert_killian

Hunter McIntyre

@huntthesheriff

Erik Mukhametshin

@erik3run

Faye Stenning

@fayestenning_ocr

Isaiah Vidal

@isaiahvidal

Orla Walsh

@orlawalsh16

 

Defenders on Twitter:

Max Fennell

@maxfennell

Hunter McIntyre

@huntthesheriff

Erik Mukhametshin

@erik_3run

 

Cast and Crew on Social Media:

 

Twitter

Instagram

Tim Tebow

@TimTebow

@TimTebow

Matt “Money” Smith

@mattmoneysmith

@realmattmoneysmith

Maria Taylor

@MariaTaylor 

@mariataylor

LeBron James

@KingJames

@KingJames

Maverick Carter

@mavcarter

@mavcarter

Allison Grodner

@agrodner22

@grodner22

Fly on The Wall Entertainment

@flyonthewallent

@flyonthewallent

Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television

@warnerbrostv

@warnerbrostv

 

Press Contacts:

Julie Holland

818-655-1594

Julie.holland@cbs.com

Christine Park

818-655-1597

Christine.park@cbs.com

 

Photo Contacts:

Amanda Beane

818-655-1545

Amanda.beane@cbs.com

Gail Schulman

212-975-0897

Gail.schulman@cbs.com

 

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