This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!

This is #CoffeeWithLarry for Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Our topics:

1. Lots of things going on in the sport at the end of the year!

2. Want to see the Dubai Marathon on a streaming video, please stay tuned to #RunBlogRun for updates on the January 7, 2024 broadcast (shown in the US on January 6!).

2024 Dubai Marathon

3. The USATF Indoor will be held Feb. 16-17, 2024, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for info:

Christian Coleman, 2022 USATF Indoors, The Podium, photo by Kevin Morris

4. The RAK Half Marathon, managed by Pace Events, will be held on February 24, 2024.

And they are off! RAK Half marathon, photo by RAK

5. More on the Seb Coe Presser from Monday, Dec. 18, 2023.

Seb Coe and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, photo by World Athletics

6. The World Indoors is in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 1-3, 2024.

2019 European Indoors in Glasgow, photo by European Athletics

7. The World Cross Country is in Belgrade, Serbia, on March 30, 2024.

Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda winning the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia (photo by Clay Shaw for Race Results Weekly), used with permission

8. The Diamond League begins in China in April 2024.

9. The 2024 season is going to be very busy!

Early track spike cobbled by Adi Dassler, circa 1924-1928, photo by adidas Communications


10. Missing friend Mike Fanelli today, here’s the wonderful obituary from Peter J. Thompson,

11. See you tomorrow on #CoffeeWithLarry