69 minutes | Apr 30, 2021

#246: Who’s Behind the Chicago Marathon?

Can’t wait for you to check out this week’s episode of The BibRave Podcast! Tim and Jess talk with Mike Nishi, Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Event Management (CEM) - the company that puts on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon (among other events)! As a Chicago native, Mike’s long history with the Chicago Marathon is fascinating (his childhood story of running it for his first time is mind-blowing). The fact that his company is now responsible for the herculean task of operating the race of more than 40,000 people gives his story even more cachet.  In addition to discussing all things Chicago, Marathon, and CEM, the three discuss issues that are top of mind as we enter Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Mike talks about what it was like being a Japanese American in Chicago from the 70s, through to the present day, and he and Jessica discuss some of their difficulties processing and reacting to recent attacks against Asian Americans in this country. This week’s episode is sponsored by Run to Escape: Mission Mt. Olympus! The mission has begun!⚡️ Click to register for this amazing virtual experience that is sure to test your wits and legs. Remember, you can use code “BIBRAVEPODCAST” for 10% off!  Want to join the podcast conversation? Message us on social - Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook - and don’t forget to use the hashtags #BibChat & #BRPodcast!  Show Notes: Michael Nishi Instagram, LinkedIn Mike on The Early Call Time Pod Ember Mug (which Mike bought after hearing about it on The BibRave Podcast) BibRave Miir Tumbler Follow Team BibRave on social! Jess: IG, TW Tim: IG, TW  For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, 🎶 that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness!    If you like what you hear and want to get more, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review. That pleases our overlords at iTunes... 😉 If you want more from the BibRave running community, check out our race review page at BibRave.com or follow us on Twitter @BibRave.
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