David Boudia serving as Grand Marshal for first-ever Red Bull Air Race

Silver medalist David Boudia of the U.S poses following the medal ceremony for the men's 10m platform diving final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Four-time Olympic medalist and one of the best 10-meter platform divers, David Boudia, will serve as the Grand Marshal at the Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this October.

Boudia, who is from Noblesville, recently made headlines after he won silver and bronze medals in diving last month at the Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro.

He compared the Pilots for the Red Bull Air Race to Olympic athletes.

“I’m really excited to be the Grand Marshal for the first ever Red Bull Air Race at IMS,” Boudia said. “Planes taking off and landing at the Speedway will be a pretty awesome sight to see. Just like Olympic athletes, I know these pilots train hard and will be ready to put on a fast and competitive race for fans,” Boudia said.

Boudia’s responsibilities for the Red Bull Air Race include:

  • Delivering the very first “pilots to your planes” command
  • Taking a ride with a Red Bull Air Race Challenger Cup pilot on Race Day

IMS President Doug Boles gave his input on Boudia serving as Grand Marshal.

“He’s been an outstanding representative for both Team USA and Indiana athletes for so many years. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our Hoosier Olympians than bringing David to IMS for this new and exciting event.”

The race is at IMS October 1 through October 2.

For more information on the race, click here.

To buy tickets for the race, click here or you call 800-317-492-9700 or visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building east of the 16th Street roundabout and outside Turn 1 of the oval.

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