Matthew Turnbull, a picture from a few years ago, photo by Competitor Running
Matthew Turnbull is a seasoned elite athlete coordinator. RunBlogRun first met Matthew Turnbull when we worked for Brendan Foster’s Great Run Company. His job entails not only developing relationships with the managers, and athletes, but also understanding what is important in vaious markets.
Matthew Turnbull worked with the late Mike Long, a legendary elite athlete coordinator at the RNR series, for several years. Turnbull honed his skills at the Great Run company and RNR series.
Now, Matthew Turnbull works with Global Athletics & Marketing, RNR Series (now owned by Ironman), and is working again with the Great Run Company. We met with Matthew at the RNR San Antonio Half Marathon and asked him to speak on the management of elite athletic fields. Matthew has worked with the RNR series for nearly a decade. The juggling is impressive as budgets vary. In observing Matthew, I have learned to appreciate the challenges and differences he has in managing each event. There is an art to developing elite fields, and Matthew Turnbull understands that, but also appreciate the management issues, including honoring budgets and the requirements of races.
Matthew Turnbull also worked on the Los Angeles Marathon in 2018. We interviewed Matthew there on the challenges of managing the elite field, on the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon.
I hope you enjoy the interview. We look forward to seeing the fields and fast races in 2019!
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