Matt Grevers to Compete on ESPN Peloton Show

Matt Grevers. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

With gyms closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, spin bike has been a big form of exercise and Peloton is sponsoring an ESPN special on May 30 as professional athletes do Peloton rides.

Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers is scheduled to be one of those participants, according to Stark Insider.

Other men’s competitors include former football player and ESPN analyst Booger McFarland, along with football players Kyle Rudolph and Mike Golic Jr., and basketball player Gordon Hayward. Major golf champions Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas round out the men’s group.

The women’s participants include Olympic track legend Allyson Felix as well as former No. 1 tennis player in the world Victoria Azarenka and LPGA major winner Morgan Pressel. The group also includes track star Colleen Quigley, Olympic gymnast Kyla Ross, basketball player Dawn Staley, softball player Michele Smith and tennis star Monica Puig.

Peloton instructors Alex Toussaint and Robin Arzon will each lead the groups.

Grevers made the U.S. Olympic team in 2008 and 2012. He won a total of five medals — four gold and one silver. In London, he won the gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke, the same event he took silver in during the Beijing games.

He also won gold on the 4×100 free and 4×100 medley relays in 2008 and the 4×100 medley in 2012.

He just missed making the 2016 games but qualified for the 2017 world championships and has continued his stellar career.

Read the full Stark Insider report here.


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