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

This is Coffee with Larry for Saturday, March 15, 2024.
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Our topics today:

1. Bravo to NIKE and NIKE Pre-Class on putting together the Mile of the Century!

2. Brooks announces that Jim Weber has resigned as CEO after 23 years at the helm. Dan Sheridan will replace him. Brooks planned this succession, and it was well-received.

Jim Weber, Dan Sheridan, Footwear News feature, March 2024

3. This is a fun interview with Noah Lyles from Budapest! RunBlogRun presents Noah Lyles – adidas Press Conference, 2023 World Athletics Championships – Budapest, filmed by Deji Ogeyingbo,

https://www.runblogrun.com/…/runblogrun-presents-noah

Noah Lyles, Interview from Budapest 2023! Art by Mike Deering, photo by Kevin Morris

4. The last weekend in Boston was a fantastic celebration of indoor track and field. 5000 athletes and SROs participated in Reggie Lewis and The TRACK at New Balance, thanks to great crews at both facilities and sixty officials!

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

5. Enjoy our conversation on THE TEN and a preview. Here’s my feature on THE TEN, which happens Saturday night, March 16, 2024: https://www.runblogrun.com/2024/03/the-ten-a-chance-to-run-the-olympic-standard.html

Alicia Monson battles Eilish McColgan, Sound Running The TEN
JSerra High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA
March 4, 2023, by Kevin Morris

6. The ASICS LA Marathon is Sunday, March 17, 2024, https://www.mccourtfoundation.org/event/los-angeles-marathon/race-weekend-overview/

1939 Marathon shoe, cobbled by Adi Dassler, photo by adidas Communications

7. The Oakland Marathon is put on by our friends at RUNLOCAL; date is Sunday, March 17, 2024; find info here: https://oaklandmarathon.com/

8. Changes in Running brand leadership: Brooks shows how to build succession, and Under Armour brings CEO Kevin Plank back. Can he listen to running brand builders, or will he miss the boat again? https://footwearnews.com/business/executive-moves/ceo-moves-under-armour-brooks-allbirds-shoe-industry-1203600113/

See you on Saturday, March 16, 2024, on Coffee with Larry!

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