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03.11.2019

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

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 (9:00-10:00 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 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.

CHEAT TWEET: Will a 2-minute head start be enough? Contestants race against the Defenders in the most challenging 1-mile course to win $1M! #Seriespremiere of @MillionDollar 3/27 9/8c on @CBS w/ host @TimTebow & commentators @mattmoneysmith @MariaTaylor http://bit.ly/2EU06nr

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MillionDollarMile

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/milliondollar

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/milliondollarmilecbs

CBS Tweet:

https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

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