This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on all things track & field!
This is #CoffeeWithLarry for Wednesday,
February 7, 2024, where we speak on all things global athletics.
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Our topics:
1. Mohammed Ketir, ESP, World Champs silver medalist at 5,000m and bronze medalist at 1,500m, has been provisionally suspended from the #athleticsintegrityunit for missing 3 consecutive whereabouts testing. It is noted that Mr. Ketir, who recently ran the fastest mile in the world for 2024 (3:50), will appeal.
The 2022 WC 1,500m medalists, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, silver, Jake Wightman, gold, Mohammed Ketir, bronze, photo by World Athletics
2. The Copernicus Cup, the 4th of the #WorldIndoorTour Gold meetings in 2024, entertained the Polish audience with WLs over the 3000m Selemon Barega, 60m by Ewa Swoboda, and 800m Hailitum Alemu!…/orlen-copernicus-cup-arena…
Ewa Swoboda, Copernicus Cup, design by World Athletics
3. Really enjoyed seeing the World Indoor Tour meetings and European indoor meetings on YouTube; thanks, European Athletics and World Athletics!
Orlen Cup
4. The NB Indoor GP was fantastic. NB Indoor TV ratings had a 500,000 larger audience than the US Olympic Marathon Trials.
Hobbs Kessler wins a superb 1,500m battle with Jake Wightman, photo by Kevin Morris, 2024 NB Indoor GP.
5. Stuart Weir wrote the review of 1972 Olympic pentathlete gold medalist Mary Peters’s new book, MY STORY,…/mary-peters-my-story-a…
Mary Peters, My Story, photo by Stuart Weir
6. Deji Ogeyingbo wrote on Saudi Arabia and its potential investment in track and field,
7. Oliver Hinson writes in his Five Takeaways on the 2024 Olympic Trials,…/my-five-biggest-takeaways…
Abdi Abdirahman, U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials
Orlando, Florida
February 3, 2024, photo by Kevin Morris
8. Check out our Coffee with Larry special on NB Indoor and US Olympic Trials on February 6, 2024:…/coffee-with-larry-the…
9. Walt Murphy tells us about Genzebe Dibaba, Mal Whitfield and the Indoor track and field, on This Day in Track & Field History, February 6, 2024,…/this-day-in-track-field…
Genzeba Dibaba, IAAF World Track & Field Championships 2017
London, UK August 4-13, 2017
Photo: KevinMorris
10. Think fans did not notice #ZachPanning in #Orlando2024? Zach is our biggest trending story!
Zach Panning: From Fort Wayne to Budapest – Representing the US at the World Championships…/zach-panning-from-fort… ,
11. Cathal Dennehy wrote this piece back in August 2023, on Budapest 2023,…/putting-budapest-2023-in…
2023 World Championships, Budapest, Hungary, Women’s pole vault, photo by World Athletics
12. Here’s our feature on the 2024 NB Indoor GP!…/2024-new-balance-indoor…, #NBIndoorgrandPrix, #boston,
Grant Holloway is the king of his domain, 2019, 2022, and 2023 World Outdoor Champs; look for his second World Indoor title! photo by Kevin Morris, 2024 NB Indoor GP
13. Do not miss the fastest half marathon in the world, the RAK Half Marathon, which will be held on February 24, 2024 on!
Tamirat Tola takes the Marathon,
World Athletics Championships
Eugene, Oregon, USA
July15-26, 2022, photo by Kevin Morris
See you tomorrow for #CoffeeWithLarry