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

This is Coffee with Larry for Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

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Our topics:

1. We are in Boston Marathon week, and the event happens on Monday, April 15, 2024. This is Boston Marathon 128!

2. Boston Marathon will be shown on ESPN from 8.30 AM Eastern to 12.30 AM Eastern. ESPN+ will show streaming from 4AM.

Old TV model, courtesy of Pinterest

3. Seb Coe announced World Athletics will provide $50k US to Olympic track and field gold medalists, the first International Federation to provide money for gold medals. Here is the release:

Seb Coe, World Athletics Congress, photo by World Athletics

4. Hypocrisy abounds. The IOC says nothing. Amateurism was a program made to keep working-class athletes out of sport and cater to wealthy males. We believe this is a great move!

5. Feature on the Voice of the Marathon, Larry Rawson, by Ian Eckersley, please read about the Voice of the Boston Marathon for the last 50 years1

Larry Rawson, Meb Keflezighi, Boston 2022, photo courtesy of Larry Rawson

See you tomorrow on Coffee with Larry.