Ep. 110 – The RUNATL Podcast Olympic Track & Field Preview with Ty Akins


The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week on the RUNATL Podcast we sit down with our expert, Ty Akins, as he walks us through various events and what athletes to watch at this year’s Olympic Games!

2020 Year

Hello, Friends,

It’s that time again!  Well, like many things, “that time” is overdue… but we’re talking about the opportunity to enjoy The Olympic Games.  More specifically, the Summer Olympics have commenced in and around Tokyo, Japan.  For sure, the scene will be much different as protocols abound and spectators do not.  Still, various broadcasting mediums will give us the chance to see all the action and cheer on our athletes!  For this episode, we’ve constructed a primer for the Track & Field competition.  To do so, we went back to Ty Akins, a former professional hurdler and representative of Team USA to tell us what to watch for, where things will be interesting and what to expect…  It’s always a gift to have an expert nearby!  It is our sincere hope you enjoy this episode and the Olympics!

Here are the Show Notes:

Here’s an indication of our own Opening Ceremonies, as we officially launch our Big Peach Ride + Run concept in our Town Brookhaven store (beginning July 30th).  Check this out:  Brookhaven Grand Re-Opening | Big Peach Running Co.

As a great place to start learning even more about our Special Guest, please visit this site:  https://auburntigers.com/sports/xctrack/roster/coaches/ty-akins/83.

For a very comprehensive of everything occurring at The Games, please bookmark this site:  Olympic Sports – New and Returning Sports for Tokyo 2020

To get registered for this year’s Big Peach Sizzler (and, perhaps, take on D2 in the 5k!), please visit here:  Big Peach Sizzler (runsignup.com)

As always, thank you for being part of the conversation.  We’ll see you in just a couple of weeks…  In the meantime, MAY YOUR BEST MILES BE THOSE COVERED ON FOOT!

– Mike