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This is Coffee with Larry for Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
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Our topics:
1. The Drake Relays concluded on Saturday, April 27, 2024; here are the results: Besides its streaming on USATF.TV, Runnerspace, it had two hours on CBS.
2. The Penn Relays were a fantastic success this past weekend, ended Saturday, April 27, 2024, Flotrack covered Penn Relays. For the first year in many, Penn did not have a terrestrial TV window.
3. The Suzhou Shanghai Diamond League was on
April 27, 2024, some great performances!…/yangtze-delta Coverage was global coverage with the US broadcast team; it was a pretty good show.
Valarie Allman throws 69.80m in the discus, Xiamen 2024, photo by Matthew Quine for Diamond League AG.
4. Event-by-event review of Suzhou meeting, from EME News:…/mondo-close-at-625-barega
6. Here’s another piece on Suzhou/Shanghai,…/athletes-flying-at-the
7. The first two meets of the Diamond League in China were a resounding success! I hope to visit them in 2024. The crowds embraced the meets, the global broadcast was quite good, and the performances were fantastic.
Mondo Duplantis wins at Suzhou, photo by Suzhou/Shanghai DL
8. Kudos to #USATFbermuda, which had great runs from #AbbySteiner, #NoahLyles and #TamaraDavis, plus the incomparable #Kiranijames.
9. Big News on the USATF LA Grand Prix! This is from EME News!
LOS ANGELES (USA): Organizers have revealed more names for the Los Angeles Grand Prix (WACT Gold) on May 18. Ackeem Blake, Kenny Bednarek, and Letsile Tebogo will join Christian Coleman in the 100m. Former Olympic and World champion Dalilah Muhamad will challenge Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in her 400m hurdles come-back.
Sydney McLaughlin-Levorne, USATF New York Grand Prix
Continental Tour Gold
presented by Global Athletics & Marketing Inc., photo by Kevin Morris
Olympic silver medallist Mohammed Ahmed joins a stellar trio of Joshua Cheptegei, Jacob Kiplimo, and Selemon Barega in the 5000m and Briton Katie Snowden challenges Diribe Welteji in the 1500m. For the men’s 1500m, Ollie Hoare, Reynold Cheruiyot, and teenage star Cameron Myers have been announced.
10. adidas Atlanta City Games is May 18, 2024; more to come on this one!
11. Nike Pre Classic May 25, 2024, is a one-day affair that should rock! Gudaf Tsegay is going for a WR at 10,000m to start off the meet!
12. The US Olympic Trials will be June 20-29, 2024, in the track capital of Lane Country, Eugene, Oregon.
13. Here’s our piece on Morgan Lake from Stuart Weir:…/morgan-lake-talks-
Morgan Lake, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics
14: I really enjoyed this interview with Zach Panning!…/zach-panning-six-questions
Zach Panning, Connor Mantz, Clayton Young, photo by Kevin Morris, 2024 US Olympic Trials
15. European Championships are looming, June 7-12. It will be fun! RunBlogRun will cover live, and you can watch live via European streaming. We will post!
See you Thursday on #CoffeewithLarry.