Ep 108: Mike Mahon warms us up for the USATF Outdoor Championships
If you do a good job, the good athlete’s will remember you
Season 6 breaks the tape just in time for the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Iowa’s own track Mecca; Drake Stadium. Mike Mahon sits down with Tim to talk about his career as media coordinator for the Drake Relays and press officer for the Olympic teams in 1992, 1996, and 2004. Mahon shares stories about some of the biggest names in USA track history as well as insights into this week’s competitors. Drake Stadium will host over 100 Olympic caliber athletes and could see numerous US track records fall as America’s fastest men and women come to town.
Mike Mahon’s career at Drake goes back to the 1970s, so he has just about seen it all in Des Moines. Mahon and Tim break down the big names that will be running this week including household names like Shelby Houlihan and Jenny Simpson and breakout stars, such as Indian Hills Community College’s Kenny Bednarek. Bednarek burns up the track with a Moonlighter story of his own. The Wisconsin product found his way to Ottumwa, IA and emerged as one of the fastest men on Earth in both the 200 and 400.
Enjoy this week’s interview as Tim and Mike, two track junkies, break down the matchups and stories of this week’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.