Friday, March 15, 2019

Million Dollar Mile 3/27 on CBS

ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “MILLION DOLLAR MILE,” CONTESTANTS RACE AGAINST ELITE ATHLETES IN THE MOST CHALLENGING ONE-MILE COURSE EVER DESIGNED TO WIN ONE MILLION DOLLARS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

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

Hosted by Former College Football Champion and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow

Matt “Money” Smith and Maria Taylor Serve as Play-by-Play Commentators
Victory is Only a Mile Away” – On the series premiere of MILLION DOLLAR MILE, contestants are given a two-minute head start as they face off against the Defenders, a group of elite athletes whose goal is to defend the million-dollar prize, in the most challenging one-mile course ever designed, in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 27 (9:01-10:01 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 premiere episode:
KENNY BENNETT
HOMETOWN: Clarksville, Tenn.
Age 27


NIKKI KEY
HOMETOWN: Studio City, Calif.
Age 36


TIMOTHY MINNICK
HOMETOWN: Bethalto, Ill.
Age 40


RHANDI ORME
HOMETOWN: San Marcos, Calif.
Age 35
Following are MILLION DOLLAR MILE Defenders:

EMMA CHAPMAN
The Kiwi Killer”
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. Strong and quick, her endurance and killer grip strength have helped her win numerous CrossFit competitions and qualify three times as a CrossFit Regional athlete.



ROBERT KILLIAN
The Captain”
Age 37
HOMETOWN: Charleston, S.C.
CURRENT CITY: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Robert is a Green Beret with 13 years of Active-Duty service and currently serves in the California National Guard. He earned the title of “Army Athlete of the Year” in 2010 for winning the military division of the Kona Ironman World Championships. Robert has competed in Ironman triathlons, marathons, winter biathlons, international orienteering, and was part of the 2016 history-making Best Ranger Competition winning team. He holds the record for the most podium finishes in the Spartan Race World Championships.



FAYE STENNING
The Canadian Crusher”
Age 29
HOMETOWN: Alberta, Canada
CURRENT CITY: Manhattan, N.Y.

Faye is an elite athlete and OCR professional. In 2016 and 2018 she placed second in the Spartan U.S. Championships and globally ranked #1 for Spartan Racing in 2016. She has consistently placed in top spots at the Spartan World Championships – placing third in 2016 and fourth in 2017 and 2018. She was part of Team Canada who placed third in the 2017 Spartan Team World Championships and first in 2018.



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.
MILLION DOLLAR MILE comes from executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan with Fly on the Wall Entertainment, Lee Metzger and LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson Phil Byron with SpringHill Entertainment, as well as Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television.

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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

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