This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on the world of track & field!
This is Coffee with Larry for Friday, May 3, 2024.
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Our topics:
1. The Drake Relays concluded on Saturday, April 27, 2024; here are the results: https://results.drakerelays.us/. In addition to streaming on USATF TV and Runnerspace, it had two hours on CBS.
Drake Relays, June 2018, photo by Mike Deering for The Shoe Addicts
2. The Penn Relays were an amazing success this past weekend, ended Saturday, April 27, 2024, https://pennrelaysonline.com/Results/schedule.aspx Flotrack covered Penn Relays. For the first year in many, Penn did not have a terrestrial TV window.
Penn Relays
3. The World Relays is in the Bahamas this weekend, May 4 and 5 in the Bahamas. The 4x100m, 4x400m, and the Mixed 4x400m teams for the #Paris2024 Olympics will be decided at the World Relays. You can watch the Relays on Peacock.
4. 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.
5. Kudos to #USATFbermuda, which had great runs from #AbbySteiner, #NoahLyles and #TamaraDavis, plus the incomparable #Kiranijames.
6. Big News on USATF LA Grand Prix! This is from EME News!
LOS ANGELES (USA): More names for the Los Angeles Grand Prix (WACT Gold) on May 18 have been revealed by organizers. 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. 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.
7. adidas Atlanta City Games is May 18, 2024; more to come on this one! The adidas stars will be seen in Atlanta! Tease: Noah Lyles and Ferdinand Omanyela will both be there!
Ferdinand Omanyala, photo by Athletics Kenya
8. Nike Pre Classic May 25, 2024, is a one-day affair that should rock! At www.nikepreclassic.com, Gudaf Tsegay is going for a WR at 10,000m to start the meet! I am looking forward to the women’s 100 meters and the men’s shot put, among other events.
Gudaf Tsegay ran a WL at 1,500m, with her 3:50.30, the #3 all time, photo by Matthew Quine for Diamond League AG
9. The US Olympic Trials will be June 20-29, 2024, in the track capital of Lane Country, Eugene, Oregon.
10. Here’s our piece on Morgan Lake from Stuart Weir: https://www.runblogrun.com/…/morgan-lake-talks-
11: I really enjoyed this interview with Zach Panning! https://www.runblogrun.com/…/zach-panning-six-questions
12. The European Championships are looming, June 7-12. It will be fun! RunBlogRun will cover it live, and you can watch it live via European streaming. We will post!
See you Saturday on #CoffeewithLarry.
This is our LInk to our FB LIVE Coffee with Larry for Friday, May 3, 2024 (apparently, FB is no longer allowing embeds, which is kind of frustrating): https://www.facebook.com/RunBlogRun/videos/1503835587216610/

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