On this episode: Ultramans, the lakes of Arizona, “DFL,” and “are all race directors sadists?” We’re talking with Jen McVeay, race director for Ultraman Florida, Ultraman Arizona, and a whole bunch of events on Oahu where she lives.
- 01:00 – Introducing Jen McVeay
- 03:30 – What is an “Ultraman” race?
- 05:00 – Crewing for a competitor
- 07:00 – What is the maximum number of competitors at an Ultraman race?
- 08:45 – How do you qualify to do an Ultraman race?
- 11:05 – The role of the race director, and when do you start planning an event?
- 15:50 – How Jen became a race director
- 26:15 – The lakes of Arizona and in the inaugural Ultraman Arizona
- 33:00 – Jen recruits Jeff and Jason to crew (and finding crew members in general)
- 36:00 – Building community among the athletes and crews
- 42:20 – Are all race directors sadists?
- 49:40 – The 2023 dates for Ultraman Florida and Ultraman Arizona
- 50:50 – What advice or motivation would you give to an athlete interested in making the jump to an Ultraman race?
- 57:35 – Crewing an event in Alaska
- 59:10 – Wrap-up
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