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

This is #coffeeithLarry for Friday, January 27, 2024.

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1. January 27, 2024 is busy!
Here are links to five big meets (thanks to Owen M):
Track meet links for this weekend
Astana –
Arkansas –…/01-26_Razorback/index.htm
Val-de-Reuil –…/meeting-de-leure-2024/participants
Nantes –…/meeting-de-nantes…/participants
Boston –
Houston –

Geordie Beamish, John Terrier Classic Indoor Track & Field
Boston University
Boston, MA, USA 1 26 2024, photo by Kevin Morris

2. New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on February 4, 2024, check out ticket availability on Gabby Thomas, Jake Wightman, Noah Lyles, and Fred Kerley highlight the meet at #TheTRACKatNewBalance!

Gabby Thomas, Wanda Diamond League Athletics Meeting
Herculis EBS
July 21, 2023, Monaco, photo by Kevin Morris

3. The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials is just a week away, here is our piece on the Trials! Running Network -The U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, shown on NBC and Peacock from 10 AM to 1 PM Eastern on February 3, 2024.…/331-2024-u-s-olympic-trials

Training partners Connor Mantz and Clayton Young score PBs and Oly qualifiers! photo by Kevin Morris

4. Here is my story on the 73rd birthday of Steve Prefontaine, posted on,
Happy B-day Pre

Kenny Moore, Steve Prefontaine, 1974-1975, photo by Jeff Johnson, supplied by Walt Chadwick, and used with permission of both of these kind and thoughtful human beings.

! Pre held ARs from 2,000m to 10,000m at the time of his death, May 30, 1975.

5. Remember the USATF Indoor Champs will be awesome in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 16-17, 2024, Remember, the meeting will be the way to make the team for the 2024 World Indoor Champs!

Katie Moon wins PV at USATF Indoors 2023, photo by Kevin Morris, all rights reserved.

6. This is a fun piece on Emily Sisson that I wrote for Missouri Runner & Triathlete – Emily Sisson. Emily is from Chesterfield, MO, and made numerous covers for Missouri Runner & Triathlete magazine.…/

Emily Sisson, Chevron Houston Marathon, and
Aramco Houston Half Marathon
January 15, 2023
Houston, Texas, USA
© 2023 Kevin Morris

7. The RAK Half marathon is a monthly long sponsor for #RunBlogRun and #CoffeewithLarry. The event is on Feb. 24, 2024, You can sign up at RunBlogRun will be on site and covering the event LIVE the week of Fe. 20-24. (sponsored)

Benard Kibet wins the 2023 RAK Half Marathon, photo by Giancarlo Colombo/RAK Organizers

8. The World Champs Indoors, Glasgow, Scotland, is March 1-3, 2024,…/world-athletics…/glasgow24

9. The World Indoor Tour Gold meetings begin tomorrow, January 27, 2024:
Gold Level Meetings (7)
27 Jan Astana Indoor Meet for Amin Tuyakov Prizes Astana Kazakhstan (WL at W60m)
30 Jan Czech Indoor Gala Ostrava Czech Republic
4 Feb New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Boston United States
6 Feb ORLEN Copernicus Cup Toruń Poland
10 Feb Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais “Trophée EDF” Liévin France

Grant Holloway is going to Lieven, France! art from World Athletics

11 Feb Millrose Games New York City United States
23 Feb World Indoor Tour Gold Madrid
See you on Saturday, on #CoffeeWithLarry, #johnthomasinvitational, #bostonuniversity, #astanaindoormeeting, #worldindoorTour,
#europeanathletics, #Orlando2024,

10. The John Thomas BU Invitational, held on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2024. You can watch the event excerpts on YouTube, thanks to #FloTrack.

11. Some big performances this weekend, and we will speak about them on Monday, January 29, 2024.