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You hear their voices on the loudspeaker every year at the AAU Junior Olympic Games, and their end-of-race calls in the booth during championship finals may be imprinted in your brain -- 'How about it!', 'New National Record!' -- for eternity, but you may not know their stories. So that led us down a path to find out more. In 2019, MileSplit and FloTrack went behind the scenes to figure out more about AAU's in-race announcers, and in doing so we asked them some important questions: When did they first start, what makes them keep coming back, and just how hard is it to call races over a weeks-plus worth of action? For more coverage on this year's AAU Junior Olympic Games, head over to the meet page. You can find coverage of the AAU West Coast Junior Olympic Games here.
Video Editing: Ralfs Gurtlavs
On-site Film/Video Production: Jeremy Hayes
Interview Producer: Cory Mull