ESPNLA 710AM to Air the #MarKeyRace 40-Yard Dash Between Keyshawn Johnson and Marcellus Wiley before Rams-Chargers Pre-Season Game

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ESPNLA 710AM to Air the #MarKeyRace 40-Yard Dash Between Keyshawn Johnson and Marcellus Wiley before Rams-Chargers Pre-Season Game

On Saturday, Aug. 26, ESPNLA 710AM will air the #MarKeyRace 40-yard dash at approximately 2 p.m. PT during the Rams Pregame show (2 – 5 p.m.). ESPNLA colleagues and former NFLers Marcellus Wiley and Keyshawn Johnson will go head-to-head at the Los Angeles Coliseum at the L.A. Rams Fan Fest prior to the Rams vs. the Los Angeles Chargers pre-season game (kicking off on  ESPNLA 710AM at 5 p.m.). Fan Fest attendees can also join, run the track and try the 40-yard dash and record their times. Fans are invited to show support and represent either Keyshawn or Marcellus at the #MarKeyRace.

The #MarKeyRace originated from a debate on ESPNLA 710AM’s Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ Wednesday, May 3, between Lakers legend and ESPNLA colleague Mychal Thompson and Johnson about their 40-yard dash times. After much discussion, LZ Granderson suggested Johnson race against Wiley, co-host of Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin on  ESPNLA 710AM (weekdays 3 – 7 p.m.) in the 40-yard dash to prove he could run as fast as he said he could.

The #MarKey pre-race show will be open to the general public at 1 p.m. The special from 1 – 2 p.m. on ESPNLA will be hosted by Jorge Sedano, host of Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ, Granderson and Kelvin Washington, co-host of Afternoons with Marcellus and Kelvin and include interviews with Wiley, Johnson and special guests while spotlighting the excitement in the crowd.

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Contact:  Belen Michelis at (860) 766-1425; [email protected] @belen_espn


Belen Michelis

Belen Michelis is a senior publicist focusing on ESPN Corporate Citizenship, Spelling Bee, Invictus Games, Warrior Games, ESPN local radio (98.7FM NY, ESPNLA 710, ESPN Chicago 1000), Misc. Sports and the WNBA. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Michelis worked in Ad Sales for ESPN Deportes and International from 2010-2014. Michelis graduated from Boston College in 2010.
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