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JAC COLLINSWORTH HOSTS NEW “DISTANCED TRAINING: READY TO GET BACK IN THE GAME” SERIES ACROSS NBC SPORTS DIGITAL PLATFORMS, AS SPORTS PERSONALITIES ADAPT TRAINING

Multi-Episode Series Debuts Today, Wednesday, April 1, Across NBC Sports’ Digital Properties, including NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App, & NBC Sports’ Social Media Accounts

Features 20+ Professional, Collegiate and Olympic Athletes Sharing Their Weekly Home Workouts and Mental Training under Social Distancing Guidelines

Kendall Coyne Schofield, Kyle Rudolph & James Hinchcliffe Highlight Special Guests for Premiere Week

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 1, 2020 – Hosted by Jac Collinsworth, NBC Sports’ new digital series, “Distanced Training: Ready to Get Back in the Game,” debuts today, Wednesday, April 1, providing fans with “a day in the life” of some of the top professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes via exclusive home footage. The daily shows will be available across NBC Sports’ digital properties, including NBC Sports’ YouTube channel, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports’ social media accounts.

In each 30-minute episode, Collinsworth will explore how athletes stay physically and mentally sharp as they adapt their training under social distancing guidelines. Throughout the series, Collinsworth will be joined virtually by more than 20 professional, collegiate and Olympic athletes, who will share their weekly home workouts, mental training, and daily spare time activities.

For this week’s series premiere, Collinsworth is joined by NBC Sports hockey analyst and 2018 Olympic women’s hockey team gold-medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield and her husband, NFL offensive lineman and Super Bowl 50 champion Michael Schofield, NBC Sports motorsports analyst and INDYCAR driver for Andretti Autosport, James Hinchcliffe, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (top photo above), Buffalo Sabres all-star center Jack Eichel (bottom photo above), Notre Dame defensive lineman Julian Okwara, and Premier Lacrosse League co-founder and Atlas midfielder Paul Rabil.

Future featured guests include:

  • NASCAR driver of the No. 10 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing Aric Almirola
  • U.S. Sevens team co-captain Abby Gustaitis and her husband, NBC Sports analyst and former Aviva Premiership Rugby player, Alex Corbisiero
  • NBC Sunday Night Football sideline reporter Michele Tafoya

Following is this week’s schedule for “Distanced Training: Ready to Get Back in the Game,” (all times E.T. and subject to change):

Date Episode Guests
Wed., Apr. 1 Episode 1

Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres all-star center)

Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota Vikings tight end)

Thurs., Apr. 2 Episode 2

Julian Okwara (Notre Dame defensive lineman)

Paul Rabil (Premier Lacrosse League co-founder and Atlas midfielder)

Fri., Apr. 3 Episode 3

Kendall Coyne Schofield (NBC Sports hockey analyst and 2018 Olympic women’s hockey team gold-medalist)

Michael Schofield (NFL offensive lineman and Super Bowl 50 champion)

James Hinchcliffe (NBC Sports motorsports analyst and INDYCAR driver for Andretti Autosport)

Click here to watch the premiere episode.

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