This is my daily chat with #RunBlogRun viewers and track fans on track & field!
This is Coffee with Larry for Monday, March 4, 2024. CWL is our almost daily podcast on all things track and field.
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Our topics:
1. The World Indoors Glasgow was fantastic; it was a great three days for global track and field.
2. Ryan Crouser impressed with 4 throws that could have won 22.77m CR, giving him his first gold in WIC.
3. Tom Walsh took silver with 22.07m, and he is now the most medaled in WICs in shot put.
GLASGOW, UK – MAR 1: Image of Ryan Crouser from the USA in the men’s shot put at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 1, 2024 in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics)
4. Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles lived up to the hype. Both ran their races; Coleman won in 6.41 and Lyles in 6.44.
5. Chase Jackson (nee Ealey) took the bronze in the women’s shot as Sarah Mitton threw 20.22m to take the gold!
6. Elle St. Pierre’s win in the women’s 3,000m was paradigm-changing. Congrats to Coach Mark Coogan.
GLASGOW, UK – MAR 2: Image of Elle ST. PIERRE at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 2, 2024, in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics).
7. Josh Kerr took gold in the 3,000m, as he suggested he would, in a topsy-turvy, challenging event. Yared Nuguse, US, took the silver with a run from behind! Congrats to Coaches Danny Mackey and Dathan Ritzenhein.
Josh Kerr takes gold, Yared Nuguse takes silver, and in M 3000m, the photo by Dan Vernon is for World Athletics.
8. Sam Kendricks showed that Mondo Duplantis is human and had to wear his superstar gloves to get back into the pole vault. Mondo made the third attempt at 5.85m.
9. Tara Davis Woodhall took gold in 7.07m, Monae Nichols took silver in 6.85m, US went 1-2 in the long jump.
10. Hamish Kerr won the HJ at 2.36m, Shelby McEwan US took silver, and Sanghheok Woo took the bronze in the HJ. Congrats, Hamish, and my apologies, Shelby, I won’t forget your name in the future!
GLASGOW, UK – MAR 3: Image of Hamish KERR at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 3, 2024, in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics).
11. Femke Bol anchored the Netherlands women’s 4x400m, taking gold, with USA in silver and GB in bronze, setting NR.
GLASGOW, UK – MAR 2: Image of Femke BOL at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 2, 2024, in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics).
12. In Men’s 4x400m, Alexander Doom ran down the US to defend Belgium’s title in M 4x400m. The US team was silver (Noah Lyles third leg, 45.68), and Netherlands NR in bronze.
Karston Warholm, Alexander Doom, Rusheen McDonald, photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics
13. Bryce Hoppel ran 1.44.92 to take the gold, Andreas Kramer, SWE, in second, and Elliott Cresten, BEL, in bronze. Bryce won the most challenging 800m that I have had the pleasure to watch in years; he showed focus and guts.
GLASGOW, UK – MAR 3: Image of Bryce HOPPEL at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 3, 2024, in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics).
14. In the Men’s 1,500m, Geordie Beamish used a 12.78 for the last 100m, charging from 9th to gold in the 1,500m in 3:36.54. Cole Hocker took the silver, and Hobbs Kessler took the bronze.
GLASGOW, UK – MAR 3: Image of Geordie BEAMISH at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on MAR 3, 2024 in GLASGOW, UK (Photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics).
15. In the Women’s 1,500 meters, Freyweni Halu, ETH, won in 4:01 after Emily Mackay tried to steal the race, leading until the last straight. Nikki Hiltz took silver, and Emily Mackay took the bronze!
Nikki Hiltz, Freywani Halu, Emily MacKay, w1500m, photo by Dan Vernon for World Athletics
16. In the women’s 400m, Femke Bol set WR in 49.16, Lieke Klaver was silver in 50.16, and Alexis Holmes took the bronze.
Netherlands takes gold and silver, Lieke Klaver with silver, Femke Bol with gold, photo by Martin Bateman.
17. In the Men’s 400m, Alexander Doom, BEL, caught Karsten Warholm at the finish line for an exciting race!
More tomorrow in Glasgow!
See you tomorrow on Coffee with Larry!

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