This is #coffeewithLarry for Friday, December 15, 2023.
Our topics:
1. Dubai Marathon is January 7, 2024! RunBlogRun will host live social media remotely with link to Live Free streaming video of the fastest and largest marathon in the Middle East!
2024 Dubai Marathon
2. RunBlogRun will have its team covering the US Olympic Trials in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 3, 2024, with live social commentary to accompany an excellent NBC sports broadcast!
Des Linden, finishing 4th in 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, Atlanta, GA, photo by Kevin Morris.
3. RunBlogRun will have Live coverage from The Track at New Balance on Feb 4, 2024, of the 2024 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, managed by Global Athletics, who founded the meet in 1995.
Femke Bol, New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Track & Field
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
February 3, 2023
World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting, photo by Kevin Morris
4. The RAK half marathon will be managed by Pace Events in 2024. Date for workds fastest half marathon will be Feb 24, 2024. RunBlogRun will be there hosting social media for the race!!
And they are off! RAK Half marathon, photo by RAK
5. The World Indoor Tour begins in Kazakhstan on Jan. 27, 2024 in Astana! We will provide details soon!
Mondo Duplantis, World Athletics Championships
Budapest, Hungary
August 19-27, 2023, photo by Kevin Morris
6. The USTFCCCA just finished their convention in Denver. The most important event in the year for track and field coaches. Congrats to Jason Hibbert and Julian Alfred for winning the prestigious Bowerman Award.
Julien Alfred dominated the 60m and 200m at the NCAA Indoors Div 1, photo courtesy of NCAATF.
7. The Track at New Balance will be on overtime in late Feb and early March! ACC last weekend in Feb and NCAA Div 1, on March 8-9. NB indoor same weekend will be at Reggie Lewis for 7-9, The Track on March 10! Staff will be up all night on March 9 to prepare!
THE TRACK at New Balance, photo courtesy of New Balance
8. Short-term NILs? HOKA made 3 short terms at Footlocker last weekend of three months.
FootLocker Cross Country, sponsored by HOKA
9. Nikè and NB indoors clash, the word is if you have an opposing brand, NIL, you can may be able to not compete. We do not like this.
Sadie Engelhartdt took the Girls Junior Mile, New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Track & Field
Boston Massachusetts, USA
February 3, 2023
World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting, photo by Kevin Morris
10. Noah Lyles had reason to be annoyed over changes in World Athletics awards. It was a sour way to end a great year in athletics.
Noah Lyles, March 8, 2023, photo from RBR Interview
See you tomorrow for #coffeewithLarry