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This is Coffee with Larry for Monday, April 22, 2024

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Our topics:

1. The Xiamen Diamond League opener lived up to the hype, surpassing the hype with Mondo Duplantis setting WR in pole vault of 6.24 meters and Gudaf Tsegay running 3:50.30 over 1,500m, #3 all time!

Mondo Duplantis opened the 2024 Outdoor with his WR of 6.24m, 20 feet, 5 and 1/2 inches, photo by Matthew Quine for Diamond League AG

2. Kip Keino Continental Tour Gold stop had Ethan Katzberg throwing the hammer 84.38m, the farthest HT in sixteen years!

Ethan Katzberg, gold in the Hammer Throw for Kamloops, Canada!, World Athletics Championships
Budapest, Hungary
August 19-27, 2023, photo by Kevin Morris

3. Kenny Bednarek won the 100m, and Courtney Lindsay upset Letsile Tebogo in 19.71 over the furlong.

Kenny Bednarek wins the 100m at the 2024 Kip Keino Classic, photo courtesy of KIP KEINO CLASSIC/Continental Tour Gold.

4. Two fantastic track meets, one in Kenya and one in China, celebrated our sport on April 20.

5. On Sunday, April 21, the London Marathon saw a record 53,000 plus finishers. Alexander Munyao won the Men’s elite race in 2:04.01, and Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s elite race in an all-out sprint with 4 over the last 400 meters, Peres winning in WR 2:16.16.

Alexander Munyao wins the 2024 London Marathon, photo by London Marathon Events.

See you tomorrow on Coffee with Larry.

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