Ray Castle Answers Questions About the Business Side of Big Races, such as the Boston Marathon


Associate Professor Ray Castle was featured in WalletHub’s recent article about 2016's Boston marathon. 


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Castle and a group of three student athletic trainers, Derek Carter, Brendan Jacob and Caitlyn McKinley, were at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Castle was less than 30 feet away when the two bombs detonated, killing three people and injuring more than 260 people. They were part of 130 total trainers and students in the 50 to 60 meters between the finish line and the medical tent providing medical assistance to runners who were injured during the marathon and before the bombing. 


Castle currently is the Athletic Training Program Director and Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University, a position he has held since 2002. He has been a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer since 1991, LSBME credentialed athletic trainer (LAT) since 1994, and is an American Red Cross Instructor since 2005. Dr. Castle has an extensive background in education, clinical practice, and professional service over the last 20 years. In athletic training education, he led LSU's efforts in obtaining its first ever CAAHEP-accredited athletic training program in April 2004 and through its CAATE re-accreditation in 2009.


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