Welcome to episode 171 of the Final Surge Podcast where today we welcome back NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario. A lot has happened with Ben and his team since we last caught up including a new deal between Hoka and NAZ, a couple of new signings of athletes and he has announced the Marathon Project. The Marathon Project is an elite marathon that will be run in December in Chandler Arizona. We get some information on how that came together.
1:15 How is the team dealing with the pandemic?
4:38 What struggles have you encountered?
6:25 Recently you added a couple of new runners, want to tell us about Julia Kohnen
11:28 And you added Tyler Day?
18:15 You are putting on an Elite Marathon in Chandler Arizona?
24:10 Will fans be allowed?
24:49 What type of protocols are in place for Covid-19?
26:06 You have 50 women and 50 men, how did the selection process work?
28:50 Elite athletes are not used to having to pay to enter a race, but this is different right?
32:10 You have renewed your contract with HOKA, it sounds like they are stepping up and supporting runners in a big way.
37:05 Want to talk about the assistant coach search?